Kip Williams In Conversation with Heather Mitchell AM


  • 2 July 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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, Macbeth, 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.


  • Heather Mitchell AM

    Heather Mitchell is one of Australia’s most acclaimed actors appearing regularly in Theatre, Film and Television. With a career spanning four decades she has performed in hundreds of productions and her film and Television credits are countless. Her theatre credits include THE HARP IN THE SOUTH, STILL POINT TURNING: THE CATHERINE MCGREGOR STORY, CLOUD NINE and TOP GIRLS for STC, her television credits include OPERATION BUFFALO, RAKE and A PLACE TO CALL HOME and her film credits include PALM BEACH, THE GREAT GATSBY and ROGUE. Heather is on the Board of the Sydney Theatre Company and a Director on the Foundation Board. She is an Ambassador for the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship and was previously on the NIDA board. She was awarded an AM in the 2020 Australia Day honours.