Lisa Spirling

I am a director who has worked in theatre for 15 years; this has been as an assistant, associate, freelance director nationally and internationally, having my own theatre company, running the JMK Trust’s regional director programme across the UK and am currently the Artistic Director / Chief Executive of the London based new writing venue Theatre503.

With these adventures comes a very real, compassionate and in depth understanding of the high points and challenges in pursuing a career in directing, a knowledge of the industry and a desire to champion and enable all those that wish to spend their days using theatre as a force for good. Having been a member of SDUK from the start I am deeply passionate about all that it does in terms of advocacy, expertise, lobbying and holding to account the industry we are a vital part of. I am ready, willing and able to contribute to its impact and keen to listen to how SDUK could do more.