Stephen Wrentmore is a British theatre director, producer, writer, academic, curator, and change consultant. He currently works at the University of Kentucky in the USA.
He was Artistic Producer at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts until 2018. Formally, he was Associate Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, Artistic Director of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, and has worked at The National Theatre in London, Tate Gallery, and internationally in theatres from Siberia to San Francisco.
Highlights in his directing credits include: A recent production of, Puccini’s, Madama
Butterfly, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, at Singletary Centre for the Arts. World premier of Archipelago by Caridad Svich and Dominoes by Phoebe McIntosh at Lighthouse, The Importance of Being Earnest, (Arizoni Award winner) The Great Gatsby, Emma, Macbeth (Arizoni Award Winner) and Copenhagen in Arizona. He founded Cafe Bohemia, a new play development and performance initiative that supported over 18 writers including; Larissa FastHorse, Caridad Svich, Kristiana Colon, Lauren Yee, and Matthew Spangler.
In New York, Mr. Wrentmore directed readings of Used to Was (Maybe Did) by Brian Dykstra, with Margarett Perry at the Lark Play Development Center and Archipelago by Caridad Svich at Primary Stages. He brought the National Theatre’s production of Hamlet to BAM as part of a world tour.