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The Board and staff of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company have announced the appointment of highly respected arts manager Helen Hristofski as the company’s new General Manager.

With over 20 years’ experience in commissioning, producing and presenting new Australian works, Hristofski will bring a high level of theatre experience to Yirra Yaakin following the departure of long-standing General Manager, Peter Kift.

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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