Sandra Thompson-Quartey

Sandra started her career as an actor. She trained in Musical Theatre at the Brit School of Performing Arts, before studying Modern Drama and Creative Writing at Brunel University. She then went on to train at the East 15 Acting School. Shortly after, she was accepted into the Identity Drama School's exclusive writing course; Typecast, led by playwright Che Walker. She was also invited by Olivier Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Bola Agbaje to write for Stonecrab's Nigerian Independence Festival: Where Are We Now? At the Albany Theatre.

Sandra produced her own play at the fringe, which led her to form a theatre company in 2010, High-Rise Avenue (formerly known as Writers Avenue). The company has produced numerous events and showcases at the Soho Theatre and the Pleasance Theatre and working with performers and creatives who have gone on to have highly successful careers. Through this company, Sandra built contacts and relationships with casting directors, broadcasters and production companies through. She helped facilitate meetings and jobs for artists which led to her considering a career as an agent. She sought work as an agent's assistant, however she was told she was overqualified to be an assistant but not experienced enough to be a talent agent! She felt strongly about the importance of the industry having more culturally diverse agents and the impact that it would have on the talent that is represented by talent agencies who are gatekeepers in entertainment.

 

In 2015 she ventured into launching her own talent agency to gain the necessary experience and she quickly built a multicultural list of talented clients from around the world. She has placed client in projects for Warner Bros, Scott Free Productions, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Dave, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Old Vic and Soho Theatre to name a few.

Sandra has also worked for IAG, supporting the CEO and their new division.

 

When Sandra is not sourcing works for clients she works for the wonderful charity, Artistic Directors of The Future. The company liaises with theatre venues such as the Royal Court, Young Vic, National Theatre, The Bush, BAC to create work and development opportunities for both established and rising Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic creatives to be future leaders.

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