Founder & Artistic Director
Sandra Thompson Quartey
Associate Producer and Training & Development Manager
Sandra Thompson Quartey is a talent agent and theatre-maker who believes in being the change you want to see.
From 2015-2018 she ran The Avenue Literary & Talent Management, before merging with Lex Arthur Cob, owned by Sandy Ani-Adjei, to form Arthur Cob and Avenue, known as ACA. The agency primarily represents ethnic diverse and international actors and writers. Sandra has placed actors at theatre venues such as Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre and the Old Vic and with production companies such as BBC, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures and Netflix to name a few. Sandra has sought out talented new writers at the early stages of their career and facilitated relationships between new writers and television production companies.
Sandra previously worked with IAG on both the main division and their IDSA young talent division, working with actors at the beginning of their career as well as providing support for seasoned professionals and high profile actors.
Between 2010-2017 Sandra was the Artistic Director & Producer at Writer’s Avenue Theatre Company, which has produced new writing events and showcases in the main houses of Soho Theatre and The Pleasance. Many artists have gone on to have thriving careers – view success stories here https://www.writersavenuetheatre.co.uk/success-stories The company is currently on hiatus while it evolves and builds a team and will return in 2020.
Amelie Adam is an experienced art professional. After working for 5 years in the retail sector as head of customer department, she decided to go back to school and graduated from a MSc in Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities between Paris and Venice. She is particularly interested in strategic and organisational development and financial management. She worked at the Louvre Museum as business controller and then moved to Dialogos, a classical music ensemble, as executive manager.
Francesca Murray-Fuentes is a British-Chilean Director and Theatre-maker. She trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, and hold a first class degree in Politics and Sociology from York University.
Francesca is Artistic Director of Hurricane People, a new theatre company rooted in collaboration that platforms artists of mixed heritage. Hurricane People are an associate company of Theatre Deli.
Francesca has previously been a resident director at Leeds Playhouse, and Oxford Playhouse, and is currently an associate artist with Red Ladder. Francesca is also an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award-nominated playwright, and works with young people as a facilitator and practitioner in regional venues across the UK.