What is an artistic director and why does STC need one? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles OperaQ’s new artistic director will woo new artists and audiences 'If you're not developing the form in new and different ways, then I think you’re failing as an arts organisation,' says new AD. How to find an agent If you don't get picked from a student showcase or don't have the supportive networks an elite training institution provides, there are still ways to get an agent. Carriageworks unveils new residency program Seven artists and one architectural studio will take up residence in The Clothing Store at the Carriageworks precinct. How to attract audiences: a radical rethink Arts organisations are ‘snow blind’ with demographic data that fails to explain what really makes audiences buy tickets. There is a smarter alternative. (Premium content) Premium content John Severn Friday 2 September, 2016 A flagship theatre company can transform a city’s view of its place in the world, prompting conversations on issues of local significance. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author I currently teach Theatre Studies at the University of New South Wales and the University of Wollongong, and International Studies at Macquarie University. My research focuses on theatre, opera, adaptation and community, with a particular interest in the ways that musical and operatic adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights for the spoken stage have been used to create and maintain various forms of local, national and international community, both in the past and today. My research centres especially on intercultural adaptations across Australia, Europe and the US. As well as my PhD from UNSW, I have a Masters in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and separate honours degrees in Theatre Studies and in Opera Studies from the University of Manchester/Rose Bruford College. Prior to turning to academia, I had a career as a lawyer, both in-house and in private practice, and have an LLB(Hons) in Law and French from the University of Edinburgh.