Natalie Ibu is freelance theatre director, producer and dramaturg. She is the Artistic Director and Chief Executive of national portfolio organisation tiata fahodzi and a trustee of the Macrobert Arts Centre. Previously she was the Creative Producer for In Good Company, launching the regional artist development programme in the East Midlands for Derby Theatre, Embrace Arts Leicester and Create Mansfield. As a freelancer she has produced for Openworks Theatre and Maison Foo, worked as a Literary Consultant for Fifth Word and a dramaturg for SpiltMilk Dance.  In 2014, she was the Programme Manager at the Roundhouse.  In 2012/13, she was the Creative Producer for Only Connect, producing a season of cross art-form work. In 2010/11, she was the inaugural Associate Director (Warehouse) for HighTide Festival Productions - responsible for the artist development and a physical research and development studio. In July 2009, she completed a year’s residency at the Royal Court as their Trainee Director. Since graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004, she have completed short-term residencies with New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Citizens' Theatre and Contact. She have been awarded bursaries from RTYDS,  the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands. Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence. As Director, credits include readings and productions at the Riverside Studios, Young Vic, Lyric, Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Tiata Fahodzi, Jersey Arts Trust, The Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, The Gate, Latitude, HighTide, BAC, Oran Mor, Traverse, Royal Court, ATC at the Young Vic, OVNV at The Old Vic, Waterloo East and The Vineyard Theatre in New York, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Citizens’, The Arches, Contact and Nottingham Playhouse. She teaches at Drama Studio London, LAMDA, Arts Ed and Drama Centre and consults and leads professional development spas for emerging artist charity, IdeasTap.

> Natalie Has Been Here : CV

> Natalie Is Here Right Now : Current Productions

> Natalie Will Be Here : Future Productions

> You Weren’t There : Past Productions