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Amber Massie-Blomfield

Guest Contributor

Personal Brief

Amber is an arts producer and a non-fiction writer.

She has worked for clients including the Albany, the Almeida, Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Fuel Theatre, Universal Music Group, Ticketmaster, and is the UK Cultural Coordinator for Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council. She is the former executive director of Camden People’s Theatre, and received the Special Achievement Award for her work at the theatre at the Off West End Awards 2018. She is a fellow of Birkbeck University and the Royal Society of the Arts.

Her writing has been commissioned and published by Penned in the Margins, Standart, Unbound, Annexe Magazine, The Wrong Quarterly, The Independent, The Guardian, Exeunt, Open Democracy and New Internationalist. She is a columnist for The Stage. 20 Theatres to See Before You Die, her first book, is a literary exploration of the relationship between theatres and place in the UK, due for publication in May 2018. She received the 2016 Society of Authors’ Michael Meyer Award.

Artists on your radar, shout them out!

Milk Presents, Heather Ageyapong, Dead Centre, Barrel Organ, Selina Thompson, Highrise Theatre, Sounds Like Chaos.

Which is your number one location - and what's it best for?

Battersea Arts Centre will always have my heart - it's a magical creative Tardis where brilliant artists are constantly testing the boundaries of what theatre can be. (Also, the Shunt Vaults. RIP.)

'Getting creative', what's it all about?

Imagining a better world and then making it possible.

Your Life, Right Now - what's the soundtrack?


What is your idea of a jolly good time?

Either staying late in a theatre bar, debating the show I've just seen, or swimming in the ocean.

What happened the last time you were a complete disgrace?

I woke up with my shoes on.

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