Celebrated playwright Lachlan Philpott has been appointed the new Artistic Director and CEO of Playwriting Australia, the peak body supporting new plays. His tenure commenced yesterday.

“It is with great enthusiasm and pride that we welcome Lachlan as the new Artistic Director and CEO of Australia’s national company for new writing for theatre,” said Chairman Peter Wilson on behalf of the Board of Playwriting Australia. “Above all else, Lachlan is a playwright, and his experience as a teacher, his vision for the place of playwrights and playwriting in our culture and his deep engagement with our community have formed him over many years to lead Playwriting Australia. At a personal level, I am excited to start working with Lachlan throughout PWA’s next chapter and into its second decade. Lachlan is without doubt one of Australia’s most courageous and inspiring contemporary theatre artists, and I am delighted that we are coming together at this time.”

“I particularly want to thank our staff and hard-working voluntary Board for their dedication and superb ongoing management of our company, together with all of our government, private and not for profit supporters,” Wilson said. “We remain the best place in Australia to spend a dollar on...

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