Circus Oz AD steps down after 17 years

Mike Finch has announced that he will finish up with the company at the end of June.

Circus Oz Artistic Director Mike Finch: photo by Rob Blackburn

Having overseen the company’s recent relocation to its purpose-built Collingwood headquarters and the development of a range of new activities, including Strong Women and the Indigenous development program BLAKflip, Mike Finch today announced his resignation at Circus Oz’s Artistic Director as 17 years in the role.

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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