Prominent theatre critic, novelist and poet Alison Croggon joins the ArtsHub team to bolster performing arts and writing content.
This week ArtsHub welcomes Alison Croggon to the team as acting performing arts editor, as Richard Watts takes long service leave to enjoy a well-earned break.
Croggon is an award-winning Melbourne writer whose work covers many genres, from poetry to fantasy novels to writing for performance.
'Alison brings such a wealth of knowledge in performing arts along with a depth of understanding in the publishing industry that will create great content for ArtsHub. While we will miss Richard and hope he has a great long service leave, Alison shares a new set of skills and interests that will produce interesting and challenging stories for ArtsHub over the next two months,' said Content Director George Dunford.
As a critic and arts journalist she has written for many outlets, including the ABC, The Guardian, The Australian, The Monthly, Overland and The Saturday Paper. She is currently editor of the performing arts critical website Witness Performance and reviews editor for Meanjin Quarterly. In 2009, she was the first digital critic to be awarded the Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year, for her influential blog Theatre Notes.
Her play My Dearworthy Darling, written for feminist indie theatre company The Rabble, premieres at Malthouse Theatre this month. She has two books forthcoming in 2020: a middle grade novel called The Threads of Magic, to be published by Walker Books Australia and UK, and a creative non-fiction novel from Scribe Publications. Richard Watts will return from leave in early October.