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The Board of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company has sadly announced that General Manager Peter Kift will be leaving the company at the end of 2023.

‘Peter has been in the role for over 10 years and during that time has ably managed the company through a range of challenges, including the difficult years of the COVID-19 lockdowns. He leaves the company in a very sound financial position, with a dedicated team committed to taking the company forward,’ said Debra Miller, Chair.

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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