Darlinghurst Theatre Company has appointed Amylia Harris to the role of Co-Artistic Director, central to the theatre’s plans to resume operations in the face of the COVID-19 social distancing measures. Having previously held the role of Creative Producer, Harris joined the company in 2015 and, alongside CEO and AD Glen Terry, helped diversify the company’s output with the inclusion of festivals, cabarets, playwriting programs, and community partnerships. She also oversaw the programming of the 2019 and 2020 seasons, the most successful to date, and produced its acclaimed staging of Once. Underway since the beginning of 2020, Harris’ appointment is seen by the company as crucial to its emergence from shut down.

Amylia Harris and Glen Terry. Photo supplied

“It is my absolute honour and privilege to take a seat at the small but formidable table of female Artistic Directors in this country. I’m excited to throw open the doors to bold, challenging and representational programming. To champion the stories and careers of women on and off the stage and challenge the status quo,” said Harris.

“It has never been more apparent to me that at the very heart of theatre is our need to...

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