Artistic & Executive Director
PHOTOS & HEADSHOTS
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Personal CAREER NARRATIVE
Notable service and Awards
2020 – current: Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board2014 – current: The Queensland Conservatorium Advisory Board2020 – 2021: PAC Australia Board; peak industry body for Live Performance venues2021 – 2021: Stage Queensland Executive Committee; representative body for QLD venues2017 – 2020: The QUT Creative Industries Advisory Board
2012: Nominee for “Best Festival or Major Event” at Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
2010 & 2011: Two-time Australian Business and Arts Foundation (AbaF) Award Winner
2006: Jujamcyn Theatres Award for outstanding development of creative talent for the theater
2003: The Ockrent Fellowship (NYC)
2001: Gilbert Spottiswood Churchill Fellowship
2000: Sir Keith Murdoch Prize for Leadership and Innovation
2012: Australia Council Emerging Leaders Development Program
2007: New York Commercial Theatre Institute (www.livebroadway.com), Weisenfeld Scholar
2003: The Lincoln Center Directors Lab
1994 – 1995: West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Grad Dip (Arts - directing).
2015 - 2017: Australia Council and Australian Department for the Arts
2014 - 2018: Arts Queensland and Australian Performing Arts Market
2007 & 2008: The Macarthur Fellowship judging committees
2010: The Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize
2013 - 2019: The Helpmann Awards (theatre, cabaret and comedy panels)
International Exchanges and Showcases
2019: International Arts Exchange (Dublin Theatre Festival, Ireland)
2015 – 2019: The British Council Showcase (Edinburgh)
2014 – 2016: PAMS (South Korea)
2016 – 2018: Shanghai International Arts Fair (China)
2018: Luminato (Canada)
2017: CINARS (Canada)
2017: National Arts Council showcase (Singapore)
2016: Under the Radar and the Assoc of Performing Arts Presenters conference (USA)
2016: Taiwan Focus
2015: Performing Arts Assoc NZ showcase (New Zealand),
2001 – 2007: National Alliance for Musical Theatre Conference
Educator CGO Institute, Australia Institute of Music, WAAPA, the NYU/Tisch School of Drama, Griffth University, QUT, Federation University, Monash University, and others.
Keynote Speaker Live Performance Australia, UK Music Theatre Conference, NYU/Tisch, PAANZ, American Theatre Wing, League of American Theatres and Producers, Stage Queensland, and others.
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