Congratulations to James Blake Butler who has been announced as one of The Old Rep Birmingham’s Associate Artists for 2019/20!
They managed to sun up all the strings to his bow very nicely indeed:
James Blake-Butler is an actor-musician and puppeteer from the West Midlands and co-founded the devising puppetry company System of Strings with puppet maker Daniel Cook. Recently James has worked with multiple theatre companies specialising in diversity and inclusion such as his work in Princess Mononoke (Wholehog Theatre) as well as multiple productions at The Lamphouse Theatre, amongst others. He is eager to begin developing new ideas with his emerging company in collaboration with The Old Rep and has thanked the theatre for its support:
“as an artist, having a base where you feel safe and comfortable working feels like an enormous luxury, so having access to the resources The Old Rep has to offer for a whole year is really very valuable”.