• Rowan Rutter Executive Director
    Rowan Rutter is Executive Director of HighTide where she was previously a consultant and maternity cover Executive Producer. Prior to this, she was a Consultant Executive Producer for Avant Garde Dance and Clean Break Theatre and Senior Producer at Hull Truck Theatre for Hull 2017 City of Culture. Rowan has produced fifteen years experience producing and touring new work for organisations including Leeds Playhouse, Cardboard Citizens, Northern Stage and Liverpool Everyman Playhouse. She has extensive experience working for festivals and events and in 2017 she was responsible for the UK-international tour of Market Theatre Johannesburg’s The Suitcase in association with Hull 2017. She is a Trustee of Lab Collective.
  • Lindsey Dear Executive Director (Parental Cover)
    Lindsey is an experienced senior arts manager and Creative Producer who has worked internationally with organisations including 14-18 NOW, Akram Khan Company, Russell Maliphant Company, Foundling Museum, 59 Productions, European Commission, BBC and Classic FM.
  • Francesca Clark Communications and Development Director
    Francesca Clark is Communications and Development Director of HighTide where she is responsible for branding, communications and audiences throughout the organisation. Previously she was Executive Producer at HighTide overseeing over 40 productions including Harrogate by Al Smith (Royal Court), In Fidelity by Rob Drummond (Traverse) and The Trick by Eve Leigh (Bush Theatre and touring) and worked in fundraising at the Orange Tree Theatre.  She has also produced her own independent productions including Mush and Me by Karla Crome (Bush Theatre/Underbelly/Adelaide Fringe).
  • Holly White Producer
    Holly White is Producer at HighTide, working closely with the executive team to deliver a range of projects with a particular focus on the company's artist development work. Prior to this, Holly was Assistant Producer and Administrative Assistant at HighTide. Holly has also worked as an independent Producer and credits include: Me Myself I by Carla Grauls; Brilliant Jerks by Joseph Charlton (VAULT Festival) Finding Fassbender by Lydia Larson (Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival), Action At A Distance by Rory Horne (New Diorama Theatre, Incoming & Pulse Festival). Associate Producer: Plastic by Kenny Emson (Polaroid Theatre at Old Red Lion/Mercury Colchester).
  • Hannah Dunne General Manager
    Hannah Dunne is the General Manager at HighTide, working closely with the Executive Team to support the delivery of the key objectives of the charity, with a particular focus on finance and the day to day operations of the company. Prior to this Hannah was Theatre Manager at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill where she led the organisation's Sustainability and Access strategy. Hannah has also worked as Deputy Front of House Manager at the Bush Theatre.
  • Sarah Jane Schostack Literary Associate
    Sarah Jane is a director, actor and theatremaker from New York City. She is joining HighTide as part of her MFA training at Birkbeck, University of London. Select NYC directing credits: What I Left Behind (World Premiere, Hudson Guild Winterfest Best Short Play), No Stranger There (World Premiere, 2014 Samuel French Finalist). Select international/regional directing credits Urinetown (Lost Nation Theater, Winner Broadway World Regional Awards), Spring Awakening (John W. Engeman Theatre), Singin' in the Rain (Hong Kong), James and the Giant Peach (Barrington Stage Company). Select associate/assistant credits: The Last Five Years (The Garrick Theatre), Gone Too Far! (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Taylor Mac's The Fre (World Premiere, The Flea Theatre), Lincoln Center Originals: CRY HAVOC (Lincoln Center), The Stone Will Roll (New York Theatre Workshop), 2011 Tony Awards Company production number starring Neil Patrick Harris. SDC Associate Member.
  • Yolanda Mercy Peggy Ramsay Foundation/ Film 4 Awards Scheme Playwright