Sho Shibata

Executive Producer

Sho Shibata

Sho was actively involved in the performing arts in Japan as a child, performing in various children’s television and film productions as well as on stage with ‘Les Miserables’ directed by John Caird and ‘Waiting for Godot’ directed by the late Yukio Ninagawa.

He then moved to UK in 1995 and graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 with a degree in Philosophy and Social Psychology. His studies gave him a theoretical understanding of how discrimination and segregation come about in social settings. After graduation, Sho worked at Arts Council England, South East and joined Stopgap Dance Company in 2008 to manage touring, outreach and dance development projects.

Sho began producing Stopgap’s outdoor productions in 2009 with ‘Tracking’ and built its profile in the outdoor arts sector. His endeavours culminated with a Cultural Olympiad tour of ‘SPUN Productions’ in 2012. After successfully completing ‘SPUN’, Sho joined the company’s senior management as the company’s full-time producer, then progressed to Executive Producer.

Sho is a trustee of ISTD, Play to the Crowd (umbrella organisation for Winchester Theatre Royal, Hat Fair and Playmakers) and a member of the South East Area Council for Arts Council England.

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