The Sydney Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Kip Williams, will talk to actor and STC board member Heather Mitchell AM about the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian stage industry, the actor-director relationship and STC's plans for the future. Kip Williams'
STC productions include Lord of the Flies, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Harp in the South: Part One & Part Two, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Three Sisters
, Cloud Nine, Chimerica, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love and Information
(a co-production with Malthouse Theatre), Suddenly Last Summer
and Romeo and Juliet
. For Sydney Chamber Opera, he directed The Rape of Lucretia
(co-production with Victoria Opera), Index of Metals, The Lighthouse
and the double bill Ich Habe Genug
and Nunc Dimittis
. For Melbourne Theatre Company, Kip adapted and directed Strindberg’s Miss Julie
. For Malthouse Helium and US-A-UM he directed an all-female production of Lord of the Flies
, for Princeton Theatre, New Jersey he directed Fifth of July
, and for NIDA he directed productions of Lord of the Flies
and Samuel Beckett’s Not I
. In 2018, Kip won the Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for his STC production of The Harp in the South: Part One & Part Two.
Kip also won the 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for Suddenly Last Summer
. Along with Best Direction at the 2017 Green Room Awards for Miss Julie
at MTC. The production also won Best Production and Best Digital Media Design and Integration. Please note:
This is 12pm AEST and 2pm NZ time. Selection is by ballot and successful participants will be sent details about how to tune in.