Richard Watts

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts

Richard's Latest Articles

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Why a would-be art critic ran away to join the circus

Circus artist Ciara Thorburn explains how training at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) helped her find her inner…

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Long term COVID impacts beset sector

The cumulative impact of repeated cancellations and lost work opportunities will affect the sector for years to come.

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On the move: latest sector appointments

New CEO for Tuggeranong Arts Centre, new editor at Griffith Review, and more.

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How RISING will dance up a winter storm

Over 12 nights, the winter arts festival RISING will transform familiar parts of Melbourne into wild new worlds.

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How a sideways career move aided an international tour

Belvoir’s Executive Producer Sue Donnelly discusses the company’s upcoming UK tour of epic play Counting and Cracking.

A pole vaulter is silhouetted against a darkening sky.
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On the move: Latest sector appointments

New Director for MAGNT, Executive Director departs Force Majeure, The Last Great Hunt farewells Executive Producer, and more.

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What’s in the VIC budget for the arts?

Money for cultural infrastructure, First Peoples touring and engagement, live music and the screen sector was included in the 2022-23…

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Vale Max Riebl

The acclaimed and much loved countertenor died on Saturday, aged 30.

A colourful array of pinwheels spin in the breeze.
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On the move: latest sector appointments

La Boite appoints new AD, QSO appoints Chief Executive, Executive Producer joins OzAsia, and more.

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Voss opera returns after 30 years in the wilderness

Based on Patrick White’s novel, the operatic adaptation has not been staged in Australia since 1990.

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