Executive Director, Jenni Grainger, set to leave Told by an Idiot at the end of 2023 We are very sad to announce the departure of Jenni, our ED, who moves to take on a new position in January 2024. From Paul: ‘For the past eleven years Jenni has been a terrific Executive Director for Told by an Idiot, and our partnership is one I have truly valued. She is a great leader and a genuine collaborator; a rare combination. She has been there at the heart of everything the Idiots have done over the past decade. From the Beijing Comedy Festival, to handing out flyers at Nechells Community Centre. From My Perfect Mind in New York, to persuading her Mum to be Hayley’s driving instructor for a memorable impro in an R&D. We all wish her all the very best in her future endeavours and, for us, she will always be an Idiot at heart’. From Jenni: ‘After just over 11 years as Executive Director for Told by an Idiot, I am leaving at the end of 2023 to take up a new role as Director of London based photographic institution, Photofusion. It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked in close partnership with Paul for over a decade. Together, we have grown the company, deepened relationships and toured the globe, and I know the company will continue to thrive on my departure. I’m so grateful to have worked with the very best producing team, the most Idiot of actors, designers, production managers and stage management that I now consider friends, and the wonderfully collaborative venues and organisations around the country who have been as passionate as me in ensuring everyone has access to high quality, entertaining and risk-taking theatre. I am excited to be changing disciplines and moving into the field of photography and Photofusion’s values around inclusion, access and creativity align so very much with my own. I look forward to celebrating photography, and photographers, and directing the delivery of high-quality exhibitions and socially engaged projects in South London and beyond as I join them in January 2024. Thank you to everyone who has been part of my Idiot journey and thank you for all the things we have achieved together over the last 11 years. The company will begin 2024 with a whole host of exciting projects lined up and I will be cheering them on from the side-lines – always as an Idiot; capital I’.