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Session 5 | New Audiences: Integrating Migration and Mobility
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Marion Potts | Speaker
Australia Council for the Arts (Australia)
Marion Potts is currently holds the position of Director-Theatre for the Australia Council for the Arts. Marion is a theatre director, dramaturg and translator. She has worked with most of Australia’s leading theatre companies and has held Artistic Directorships at both Bell Shakespeare (Associate AD) and Malthouse Theatre (AD/CEO). She was Resident Director with Sydney Theatre Company (1995 – 1999) where she directed numerous productions for the mainstage. . Marion has been nominated for successive awards and was the Helpmann recipient for Best Direction of a Play in 2006 (The Goat or who is Sylvia?). She was a founding Artistic Directorate member of Hothouse Theatre, a Board member of Windmill Theatre, the curator of the 2003 National Playwrights’ Conference, the Chairperson of World Interplay and a member of the Theatre Board of the Australia Council. For Malthouse Theatre Marion directed many productions including: Blood Wedding, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl (and its London season at the Southbank Centre), ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Sappho... in 9 fragments, Venus & Adonis and its subsequent season at Auckland Festival (with Bell Shakespeare),The Riders (with Victorian Opera and most recently Western Australian Opera). She was Dramaturg on The Shadow King for Malthouse Theatre presented at the Barbican Theatre, London and established its international program collaborating with the National Theatre of China, Beijing and Jagriti theatre, Bangalore. In 2014 Marion participated in Dramafest, Teatro del Granero, Mexico, directing Latitúd by Verónica Musalem. She also had a residency at the Comedie Francaise in Paris.