Jo Duffy departs Ten Days on the Island

Artistic Director’s decision not to renew her contract for 2015 comes as a surprise to Festival Board and Executive.
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Artistic Director’s decision not to renew her contract for 2015 comes as a surprise to Festival Board and Executive.

Despite a successful 2013 festival program, which included three strong new initiatives and large audiences across the state, Artistic Director Jo Duffy has decided not to renew her contract with Tasmania’s biennial Ten Days on the Island for 2015.

The festival’s Executive Director and Producer, Marcus Barker, said Duffy’s decision had ‘absolutely’ come as a surprise.

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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