The idea is simple. New Step makes world class theatre that is joyous, surprising and celebrates human experience. We perform our shows in professional theatres and then take those shows out to communities and perform them in whichever space is best - it could be a boxing gym, a community centre, a warehouse... anywhere.
Based in Liverpool, New Step is a theatre company for change. We tell the tales that need that need to be told, by the people who need to tell them, in the places they need to be heard. A collaboration between director Nathan Powell and playwright Joe Ward Munrow, it's a new step for theatre.
Nathan Powell is a writer and director whose previous work includes Home Girl (Derby Theatre - co-adapter), The Lies we Tell (Hightide, New Wolsey, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - Director), Love Liverpool (Liverpool Playhouse - Director), A Sense of Belonging (Action Transport - Writer and director), The Spine (National Tour - writer and director), 846, Suck Your Mum (Theatre Royal Stratford East - writer), Macbeth (The Orange Tree Theatre - Director). Nathan is also the Artistic Director and co-ceo of NSDF, the Artistic Associate for Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and is currently under commission with Derby Theatre. More information about Nathan and his work here www.nathanpowell.co.uk
Joe Ward Munrow is an award winning playwright. Previous work includes Blue (The Gate, RWCMD), Held (Liverpool Playhouse Studio), The Busker (BBC Radio 4) and Hercules and Phoebe (National Theatre 'Let's Play). His play Screaming Heart won the Mercury Weinberger playwriting award and his debut play The Laundry won a Write Now Award and was produced at the Brockley Jack Studio. Originally from south London, Joe has been resident in Liverpool for 20 years. More information about Joe and his work can be found here joewardmunrow.com