Cassie Kinoshi Announced as Resident Composer

Cassie Kinoshi

Musical Theatre Network, Mercury Musical Developments & Dundee Rep Theatre are delighted to announce that Cassie Kinoshi will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Dundee Rep Theatre, commencing January 2019.

“It is a privilege to have been chosen as the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer; this scheme will contribute greatly to my development as a creative. An integral part of my career so far has been to continuously put myself in environments where I will be exposed to new ways of approaching creativity and encouraged to experiment. I’m extremely excited to be welcomed into Dundee Rep; an inspiring theatre whose ethos focuses heavily on encouraging the public of all ages to interact directly with art. I really admire the space it provides for such a varied and diverse range of art-makers and that the programme does not shy away from pieces which are a social commentary on the current state of our society. Being a part of the residency will push me to explore new and perhaps unfamiliar compositional realms and be a significant part of my creative progression.” – Cassie Kinoshi, Composer

“We’re thrilled that Cassie will be joining us here at Dundee Rep on the first ever Scottish placement of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer scheme. Here at the Rep we have a strong emphasis on storytelling through song and the development of new music theatre. Cassie will be a welcome addition to the artistic forces here and we look forward to welcoming her into the Rep family as an emerging creative." – Andrew Panton, Artistic Director, Dundee Rep Theatre

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network run The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer scheme, which is made possible by funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation. Through this scheme musical theatre composers are paired with a producing theatre, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work which could include underscoring plays, setting text to music or creating their own new work. Recent venues have included the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lyric Hammersmith, Leeds Playhouse, Curve, and New Wolsey Theatre. Cassie Kinoshi is the first of five placements that MTN and MMD will be facilitating over 2018-21.