Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company has announced that playwright, director and dramaturg Declan Greene will follow Lee Lewis as the company’s next Artistic Director. Greene will begin his tenure in February next year, as Lewis takes the reins at Queensland Theatre.

Declan Greene Declan Greene. Photo © Pier Carthew

“Over my career I’ve been guided by Lee’s mentorship, as both a playwright and a director, and it’s an honour to be continuing her legacy at Griffin,” Greene said. “I’ve been in love with this theatre for years – its wonky, perfect stage, and its audiences, who are the most intrepid, curious theatre-goers in this country. I’m beyond excited that I get to keep making work for them in collaboration with this country’s most visionary writers, as we evolve Griffin into a hub of radical artistic and social transformation.”

Greene’s recent successes include this year’s Wake in Fright for Malthouse Theatre, which Greene wrote and directed in an adaptation co-created with Zahra Newman (coming to the Sydney Opera House in 2020), and Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown , which Greene directed for Sydney Theatre Company and...