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Tricycle taps Rubasingham

Director to replace Nicolas Kent

Indhu Rubasingham has been appointed a.d. of the Tricycle Theater taking over from Nicolas Kent, who will leave in May after 28 years in post.

Rubasingham recently commissioned and directed the nine-play cycle “Women, Power and Politics,” and co-directed the specially commissioned “Afghanistan — The Great Game” at the Tricycle and on tour in the U.S., including special perfs at the Pentagon.

Her other work there includes “Fabulation” and “Ruined” by U.S. scribe Lynn Nottage and numerous productions at the Almeida, Royal Court and National theaters.

Currently directing the first revival of scribe Marie Jones’ hit Irish comedy, “Stones in his Pockets,” at the Tricycle, Rubasingham is also developing a tuner at the Sundance Theater Lab.

In 2012 she will preem “Belong” by Olivier award-winner Bola Agbaje at the Royal Court.

She inherits a theater with a worldwide reputation for the political element in its programming. Its show, “Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom,” written by Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, transferred to the West End and played special performances in the U.K.’s Houses of Parliament and Washington’s Capitol Hill.

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