Marion Potts to depart Performing Lines in 2024

AAR Performing Lines Marion PottsPerforming Lines has announced that Executive Producer Marion Potts will step down in April 2024 after more than 6 years leading the company.

“It’s been a privilege to be entrusted with one of the most important and exciting Performing Arts companies in Australia. One of my proudest achievements is to have demonstrated the power of our unique, forward-looking company and built a team of talented, artist-focused humans who will carry it to another level. I am deeply grateful to them and everyone who has made this journey so rich,” said Marion.

Marion has worked tirelessly to sharpen the curatorial focus and creative ambition of Performing Lines, successfully developing a broad spectrum of projects and partnerships. Under Marion’s leadership, Performing Lines has diversified and solidified its revenue base creating greater long-term security. 

Throughout Marion’s time with Performing Lines, the company has employed more than 3,000 artists and artworkers, produced more than 200 projects, and delivered more than 50 sector development programs, across all states and territories. Marion led the company through the roll-out of successful regional programs designed to build local creative and producing capacity.  

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank and congratulate Marion Potts for her outstanding leadership over the past six years. Marion leaves a lasting legacy on Performing Lines and we thank her for the contribution and impact she has had on Australia’s creative arts sector. Whilst we are very sad to lose her, Marion will depart Performing Lines next year with our full support and deep gratitude,” said Performing Lines Chair, Robi Stanton.

“Marion leaves us with a myriad of accomplishments and milestones for the organisation to be proud of, and with this strong foundation, a clear vision for the future,” said General Manager, Megan Roberts. “She will be greatly missed.”

The Performing Lines Board has appointed Tony Grierson from AEGEUS to conduct the search for a new Executive Producer.  For more information about Performing Lines, visit: for details.

Image: Marion Potts – courtesy of Performing Lines