Eclipse Blog: Amanda at the Helm...

Well I’ve begun, I’m at the helm, I have the reins. I’m running my own race. I’m entering into rooms as the new Artistic Director/CEO of Eclipse Theatre and I’m very proud to be here. For those who know me well, I continue on with my core value of courage in place. To stand in my truth is required now more than ever.
 
We have now moved to our new offices at Mabgate Mills, Leeds. From where we are, if you crane your neck you can see both John Lewis’s and the flats ahead where the people are. This feels both right and fitting.
 
Shawab Iqbal, our new Executive Producer, will be joining the leadership team in the New Year. We’ve already had some incredible conversations that I can’t wait to continue into action. We are very much looking forward to joining the creative cast and crew of The Gift ready to share with our audiences this incredible new play.
 
In 2020, Eclipse will be entering into a celebratory tenth year as a Company with a foundation built before that. Our core purpose then was to produce quality Black Theatre for the middle scale regional touring network. We are that and so much more now. Thank you to all who have supported us, our partners, all who have worked with us, been commissioned, attended workshops, retreats, Salons and performances this year.
 
As we head into a new decade, we’re excited to re-examine who we are and how we continue to forge forward surrounding ourselves with brilliance and being a beacon of hope, light and truth together. Have a good Christmas break all. If you see me on the road in the New Year come say hello.

Amanda Huxtable 
Eclipse Theatre Artistic Director and CEO

Eclipse Blog: Amanda at the Helm...