Guy Boyce trained as an actor at the NZ Drama School from 1982-3 and then spent the next ten years as a freelance actor/director throughout New Zealand. He moved into arts management, as Theatre Manager for BATS Theatre, 1993-94; Program Manager for Downstage Theatre, 1994-98; and Director for Playmarket, New Zealand’s script development and playwright’s agency,1999-2000; all in Wellington. He became Director of the Christchurch Arts Festival in 2000 and presented 5 biennial multi art form festivals up to 2009, plus two cabaret festivals and two writer’s festivals in the alternate years. In 2010 he undertook a 6 month contract to open the refurbished Nelson Regent Theatre before shifting to Mandurah in June 2010 to manage the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in Western Australia. He is currently Chair of CircuitWest, the performing arts presenter association of WA. The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre was awarded the APACA Drover Award as Performing Arts Centre of the Year for 2013, and was one of three finalists in 2014.
MPAC has developed a strong dance program since 2010 with a focus on presenting major Australian companies alongside WA work and supporting the local Riptide Youth Dance Company. In 2015 we will present ADT, Marrugeku, WA Ballet and Aimee Smith’s Borderline, plus engaging with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre with Riptide dancers in a creative development with Fox.