Mitchell Butel appointed as State Theatre Company SA’s new AD

Butel will commence in the role in March, receiving a one-month handover with outgoing Artistic Director Geordie Brookman.

Mitchell Butel. Photo credit: Mark Heuer.

Recipient of four Helpmann Awards (most recently for the State Theatre Company/Belvoir production of Mr Burns – A Post Electric Play) , as well as several Green Room and Sydney Theatre Awards for his work as an actor and director, Mitchell Butel was today (18 December) announced as the new Artistic Director of State Theatre Company South Australia (STCSA).

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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