Back to Back receives 2024 Golden Lion Award for theatre

Venice Biennale has presented its Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre to the internationally acclaimed Australian company.
Two women sit in chairs on a bare stage facing one another. A man stands between them with a boom microphone.

Geelong-based company Back to Back Theatre has been honoured with the Venice Biennale’s 2024 Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.

One of the world’s most significant cultural events, the Venice Biennale bestows its most prestigious honour, the Golden Lion, annually to recipients in the fields of cinema, theatre, dance and music.

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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