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Ms. Lyn Wallis

Hothouse Theatre, Artistic Director Wodonga, Australia www.hothousetheatre.com.au

Biography

Lyn Wallis commenced as Artistic Director of the regionally based Hothouse Theatre in January 2015. Across 25 years, she has worked as a director, producer, programmer, performer and teacher. Between 2009 and 2014, she was Director of Theatre for the Australia Council for the Arts, playing a key role in the development of national policy and strategic initiatives for the Australian theatre sector. Prior to this Lyn spent almost a decade as Downstairs Theatre Director for Belvoir (formerly Company B), where she curated and produced nine seasons of independent cross-artform works, and championed a new wave of artistic leaders. During this time she wrote In Good Company – a manual for producing independent theatre, which was published by Currency Press in 2005.

Curatorial interests

Dance-theatre and cross-artform practice, artists and work that embrace or include community engagement elements, contemporary dance works that have the potential to engage the hearts and minds of regional audiences.