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.
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.