Circus Oz celebrates World Circus Day

Australia’s favourite circus company, Circus Oz, introduced the latest member of its ensemble to the media on Thursday.

Australia’s favourite circus troupe, Circus Oz, introduced the latest member of its ensemble to the media on Thursday amidst the scaffolding and construction of the company’s future headquarters.

Mark Sheppard, who hails from Mareeba in far North Queensland and has Muluridgi and Mbarbarum heritage, joins Circus Oz following an extended national tour of his solo show about urban Aboriginal identity, Chasing the Lollyman.

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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