"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." Leo Tolstoy
Divergent Talent is the UK's first talent management company providing specialist representation for neurodivergent actors, writers and creatives, exclusively. Our clients work in the TV, Film and Theatre industries and all identify as neurodivergent.
For more information on neurodivergence, visit the Every Brain Guide for theatres and cultural organisations on supporting neurodiversity.
DTG was founded by Adam Welsh in 2021. Adam trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and worked as an actor for ten years in the West End, regionally and internationally. During that time, he co-founded multi-award winning theatre company Dead Centre, where he developed a love for producing original work. Subsequently, he worked as a freelance theatre maker before finally moving into agenting.
“I never planned to be an agent. But back when I was producing theatre I discovered a love for connecting my creative friends, negotiating contracts on their behalf, and I got a kick out of securing the best deal for them. Basically, I was an agent before I knew I was an agent, I just wasn't taking commission for it. When I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder last year, I felt like my whole life suddenly made sense. After years of working as an actor and a creative, I wanted to do something to address the issues I faced in the entertainment industry as someone who was not neurotypical. That's why I started Divergent Talent Group, the UK'S first talent agency exclusively for neurodivergent talent. Throughout my career, I have always been passionate about supporting, promoting and defending the interests of emerging talent, and I'm dedicated to supporting and enabling the best neurodivergent talent in the country to flourish."
Adam Welsh, Company Director and Senior Talent Agent, DTG