Lee Lewis to step down as Queensland Theatre Artistic Director

Lewis is leaving the company later this month after four years at the creative helm.
A white woman dressed in black with a dark blue jacket stands outside a theatre door. Her short hair is pulled back and she is smiling at the camera.

Lee Lewis is stepping down as Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre at the end of March, after four years in the role.

During her time with the company Lewis faced considerable challenges, including COVID shutting down the arts industry nationally.

She also dealt with the impact of flooding in 2022, when a “rain bomb” inundated Queensland Theatre’s Montague Street headquarters, affecting the foyer, the Diane Cilento Studio, the Bille Brown Theatre, and many backstage and storage areas, as well as some office space.

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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