How a sideways career move aided an international tour

Belvoir’s Executive Producer Sue Donnelly discusses the company’s upcoming UK tour of epic play Counting and Cracking.

Belvoir’s Sue Donnelly recognises that her recent movement sideways into the newly created position of Executive Producer is a little out of the ordinary.  

‘It’s an unusual situation but it’s seeming to work so far,’ said Donnelly, who in March stepped aside as the company’s Executive Director and Co-CEO (with those responsibilities now held by Aaron Beach, previously Belvoir’s Deputy Executive Director and Senior Producer).

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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