David is an award-winning, Sydney-based theatre maker whose productions open spaces for public conversation about political and social issues. David works as a director, writer, producer, dramaturg, performer, and technician and was founder of the acclaimed performance group version 1.0.
Selected from an applicant pool of the country’s leading performing arts practitioners, David will be responsible for outlining the vision and designing an inspiring program for the forum.
The fourth Australian Theatre Forum (ATF) will be held in Sydney in January 2015 as part of the Sydney Festival. The ATF has come to be recognised as the main meeting place for the theatre sector, so we’re excited to be holding the fourth event as a part of the Sydney Festival where we can mix with other artists and audiences, invite Festival guests along to the forum, and ensure that our conversations are informed by the extraordinary work we will be seeing in the evenings.
“I’m thrilled to take up this fantastic opportunity to help shape the conversation around the recent past and the possible futures of Australian theatre practice,” said Williams.
“ATF is an essential part of the ecology of Australian theatre – an invaluable opportunity for artists and other theatre professionals to gather, exchange ideas, and shape the future of the field.”
“The placement of ATF2015 within the program of Sydney Festival will be a unique opportunity to frame the national theatre conversation as part of a rich international artistic dialogue, and I’m very excited to be a part of this amazing event.”
Image: David Williams in The Table of Knowledge (Version 1.0) – photo by Heidrun Lohr