Sydney Theatre Company appoints Kip Williams as Interim Artistic Director

STC Kip WilliamsSydney Theatre Company has announced that Resident Director, Kip Williams has been appointed Interim Artistic until the Company appoints a new Artistic Director later this year.

“We have begun the recruitment process for a new Artistic Director and Kip will provide strong artistic leadership during this transitional period,” said Sydney Theatre Company Chairman, Ian Narev. “Kip has an intimate knowledge of the company, excellent relationships with theatre makers and a great track record as a practising artist.”

While at STC, Kip has directed All My Sons, The Golden Age, Love and Information, the Helpmann award-winning Suddenly Last Summer, Children of the Sun, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Under Milk Wood and is directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream in September.

He has been Associate Director on Cyrano de Bergerac with Andrew Upton, and been the Assistant Director on several recent productions: The Secret River with Neil Armfield, Gross und Klein (Big and Small) with Benedict Andrews, Loot with Richard Cottrell and The White Guard with Andrew Upton.

Kip has directed work for Sydney Chamber Opera, Malthouse, Melbourne Theatre Company, NIDA, Tamarama Rock Surfers, Sydney Writers’ Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Princeton Theatre, New Jersey and National Theatre, Melbourne. He has also been Assistant Director on operas for Opera Australia and Victorian Opera, and has directed short films and music videos.

“I’m delighted to be Interim Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company. The company is having a great year on stage and we are about to announce a fantastic season for 2017,” said Kip. It’s an honour to take up this role and I look forward to continuing to work alongside Patrick McIntyre and the great team at STC – and of course the talented community of theatre makers who work with us.”

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Image: Kip Williams – courtesy of Sydney Theatre Company