Exit Interview: Todd MacDonald, La Boite Theatre Company

After six years as Artistic Director/CEO at Brisbane’s La Boite, MacDonald is moving on. He looks back on his time at the company, discussing his regrets, triumphs, and hopes for the future.

Moving on from La Boite after six years as Artistic Director, Todd MacDonald says he leaves the company ‘a much more intelligent artist,’ than when he started.

‘Because of the spaces and places and people that we’ve challenged ourselves to work with, I’ve learned an enormous amount about myself, and also about artistry in the making process as well,’ he told ArtsHub.

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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