Board places theatre company on ice

The Tasmanian Theatre Company's Board has paused the company's activities in order to save its cash reserves.

Citing their responsibilities as company directors, the Board of the Tasmanian Theatre Company has placed the company’s operations on hold in an attempt to help ensure its future.

Staff members Maeve Mhairi Macgregor, the Tasmanian Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, and Executive Producer Oliver Cassidy have taken voluntary redundancies and the company’s office in Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre has been closed as part of the temporary shut-down process.

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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