Asian TYA Network
Alex Byrne
New International Encounter

Artistic Director

Alex is the Artistic Director of New International Encounter, the company that he founded in 2001. New International Encounter produces national and international touring theatre for young people and adults. Since 2008 New International Encounter has been regularly funded by the Arts Council of England. Alex’s work for New International Encounter has been invited to appear at young audience festivals all over the world, winning prizes at numerous international festivals.

As well as directing and leading New International Encounter, Alex has worked with UK touring company’s Hoipolloi and Shifting Sands, with Divadlo DRAK and Dejvice Divadlo in the Czech Republic, with Theatre Nordkraft, Fair Play, Odsherred Theatre, Theatre Patrasket, Dansk Rakkerpak, and Theatre Mollen in Denmark.