Ben Power has stepped down as deputy artistic director of the National Theatre, as he focuses more time on his own writing career.
He leaves the full-time post and will instead become an artistic associate of the NT on a part-time basis.
In a statement, the theatre said Power would still work closely with Rufus Norris on the programming at the National Theatre.
He will also collaborate with Emily McLaughlin, head of new work, “on the strategy for the development and delivery of new work”.
Power joined the NT in 2010 and was made deputy artistic director by Norris in 2015.
In 2013, he commissioned and programmed a year of work in the Shed, including his own productions of The Hush with composer Matthew Herbert and an adaptation of Ross Collins’ book The Elephantom.
Power’s own adaptation of The Lehman Trilogy is about to open in the West End.