Kate Wasserberg
Kate Wasserberg
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Kate Wasserberg has been appointed co-artistic director of theatre company Out of Joint.

She will join founder Max Stafford-Clark and producer Martin Derbyshire in leading the company, which was originally set up in 1993 by Stafford-Clark and Sonia Friedman.

Co-founder of The Other Room in Cardiff, Wasserberg was associate director at Theatr Clwyd and has directed plays by the likes of James Graham, Matthew Bulgo, Terry Johnson, Arthur Miller and Arnold Wesker. She was associate director at the Finborough Theatre, where she founded Vibrant new writing festival and has directed plays at the Traverse, Soho Theatre, Paines Plough and HighTide.

Wasserberg said: "It is impossible to overestimate the impact of Out of Joint on British theatre... I'm thrilled to be joining Max Stafford-Clark at Out of Joint. He has fostered a culture of passionate and political theatre, and he has been an inspiration to me from the start of my career."

Stafford-Clark said: "Kate has terrific taste, a passion for new writing and real entrepreneurial flare. What's more, she understands how to direct for very different theatre spaces, which is vital for a touring company."

Out of Joint's co-production with the National Theatre Consent is currently running at the Dorfman until 17 May.