Exit interview: Sue Giles, Artistic Director, Polyglot

After 22 years at Polyglot, Sue Giles AM moves on to focus on international advocacy for theatre for young audiences.

After 22 years as the Artistic Director of Melbourne’s Polyglot Theatre, Sue Giles AM is stepping down in order to focus on her work as President of ASSITEJ International (the international association of theatre for young audiences). 

‘The advocacy work that I’m doing with ASSITEJ as President is really full on and very busy,’ Giles says.  

‘Already in this last year I’ve done fewer days at Polyglot and tried to pave the way for an exit, because I know that the next two years are going to be pretty intense.’ 

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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