Chris Drummond to step down as Brink AD after 19 years

Departing Artistic Director Chris Drummond reflects on his time with Brink Productions and the challenges of the small to medium sector.

Widely respected South Australian theatre director Chris Drummond has announced he will step down as Artistic Director of Brink Productions, the company he has led for the last 19 years, in August.

Drummond joined Brink in 2004, and his time at the company has resulted in a raft of innovative and ambitious works, many of which have gained national and international acclaim.

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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