National review to determine future of Playwriting Australia

Already operating on a skeleton staff, PWA’s Artistic Director Lachlan Philpott and General Manager Michelle Kotevski have been declared redundant as the organisation considers its role and its future.
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The country’s peak body for the development of new plays, Playwriting Australia, will shortly embark on a national review to determine its future direction and focus. The company’s reserves are to be placed in trust until the review’s completion, after which they will allocated in a way that is commensurate with the review’s recommendations.

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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