Shari Sebbens has been named Sydney Theatre Company’s new Richard Wherrett Fellow, a prestigious career pathway opportunity for emerging and developing directors. She succeeds Jessica Arthur, who is now STC’s Resident Director. Previous Richard Wherrett Fellows include Imara Savage, Sarah Giles, Lee Lewis, Wayne Blair and Joseph Couch.

Shari Sebbens. Photo © James Green

“It is an incredible honour to be a part of a company that is shifting and stretching and not shying away from the necessary conversations and actions required for cultural growth and I’m thrilled to be a part of that,” said Sebbens.

“Many of the people I look up to in this industry are Richard Wherrett fellows and I imagine much of what I love about their work and artistry was nurtured and able to grow in their time here at Sydney Theatre Company which inspires me as I head into an exciting year of development and discovery.”

“I’ve worked with the Sydney Theatre Company as an actor for a few years now and as an Aboriginal artist I’ve been thrilled by the choices they’ve made in producing Indigenous work. Their investment in my development as a director is also...

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