- Playwriting Australia announces a big, warm welcome to Michelle Kotevski as General Manager
Michelle Kotevski comes to Playwriting Australia with a wealth of experiences across the arts. Recently the Program Manager at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, and previously the Producer of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe. Michelle has a passion for new voices, reflected by her work as Executive Producer of Urban Theatre Projects, Creative Producer with Big hART, founding member of Queen Street Studios, Manager of the Community Cultural Development Board of the Australia Council and Theatre Co-ordinator at Carnivale. With one eye on audiences and the other on artists, Michelle brings her diverse understanding of theatre to PWA.
And what does Michael have to say about that?
I’ve had my feet under the table for a day and I’m thrilled. I am actually very excited to be part of the next iteration of playwriting in Australia, in the way I can be involved. I do believe in the articulation of Homi Bhaba- the nation is the narration and I do apologise if Post Colonial theory is unfashionable. The need for the intellect, empathy, eye and heart of the playwright is so very necessary right now…socially, politically, economically and emotionally. I look forward to learning from everyone that PWA works with and contributing to brilliant Australian theatre.
TNN looks forward to it too.
- WOW! In other news Claudia Chidiac is now programming the Way out West Festival for Children at Casula Powerhouse which will be on from the 12-15th July.
- BELVOIR! Charlotte Bradley is the new Associate Producer at Belvoir – After completing her Masters in English Studies at Sydney University, and an BA (Hons) in Theatre and English from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Charlotte has been working at Belvoir prior to this position. She was also Marketing Manager at Griffin Theatre Company and Digital Media Manager at Opera Australia. In 2010, Charlotte was awarded Wellington’s Chapman Tripp Theatre award for ‘Most Promising New Director’ for the premiere production of a new New Zealand play, Katydid by Lucy O’Brien at BATS Theatre, Wellington. Other directing work includes A Most Outrageous Humbug(winner of ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at the 2009 NZ Fringe Festival (NZFF)) and Tony Kushner’s short play Terminating at Victoria University. Charlotte has also worked as a performer for NZ’s Capital E National Children’s Theatre, and in Three Spoon Theatre Company’s productions of Measure for Measure and Romeo and Juliet, The Storm and the devised work March of the Meeklings (winner of ‘Best in Theatre’ and ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at the 2008 NZFF). Charlotte’s producing credits include Who’s Neat? You! (winner of ‘Best in Theatre’ at the 2010 NZFF) and Tea for Toot at BATS Theatre. Charlotte’s Masters dissertation is on postdramatic writing for theatre, which she hopes to develop into a PhD.