Legend of La Mama steps down

After 50 years, Artistic Director and co-CEO Dr Liz Jones AO will leave her role at the end of March.

After 50 years with La Mama, Dr Liz Jones OA will step down from her role as Artistic Director and joint CEO at the end of March, it has been announced.

Jones has been the rock beneath Melbourne’s most beloved grassroots theatre venue since first joining La Mama in 1973, overseeing numerous productions and acting as a mentor and facilitator to generations of theatre makers.

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Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.