Malthouse Theatre appoints Bernadette Fam as New Work Manager

MT-Bernadette-Fam-photo-by-Mansoor-Noor-PhotographyMalthouse Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernadette Fam as New Work Manager.

This key role in Malthouse Theatre’s artistic team is responsible for managing commissions with new writers, managing artist development programs including the Besen Artists Program and Malcolm Robertson Writer’s Program, and provides dramaturgical support to Malthouse Theatre season productions.

“Bernadette Fam is a brilliant theatrical thinker and creator,” said Matthew Lutton, Malthouse Theatre Artistic Director & Co-CEO. She is a fantastic dramaturg, a passionate supporter and advocate for artists emerging to established, and insightful in her thinking about where theatre is going and how we can get there. I can’t wait for Bernadette to join the team at Malthouse Theatre as New Work Manager.”

Bernadette Fam is an Egyptian-Australian interdisciplinary dramaturg, director and theatre-maker. She is a Creative Producer of Green Door Theatre Company, who created the Australian season of seven methods of killing kylie jenner in collaboration with Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre Company, which will kick of Malthouse Theatre’s Season 2023 in January.

As a dramaturg Bernadette has worked with a range of companies including Playwriting Australia, PYT Fairfield, Sydney Chamber Opera, Poetry in Action, Critical Stages Touring, Green Door Theatre Company, Rogues Projects and Antipodes Theatre.

Bernadette has also worked as a script assessor for Sydney Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company. In 2022 she was a Literary Associate for Belvoir Theatre Company, a Griffin Studio Artist and Creative Producer at Green Door Theatre Company.

“I am absolutely thrilled to join Malthouse Theatre as New Work Manager,” said Bernadette Fam. “I am looking forward to working with Matt and the team to push the boundaries of what theatre can be as we strive to foster, and celebrate, every artist’s most authentic form of storytelling.’

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Image: Bernadette Fam – photo by Mansoor Noor Photography