On the move: Latest sector appointments

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Polyglot Theatre has announced the appointment of respected director and creative play expert Cat Sewell as Artistic Director and co-CEO, following an extensive international search for the company’s next creative leader.

Board Chair Sarah Hunt said: ‘Cat will be an exemplary leader for the next phase of Polyglot’s life; creative, deeply connected to Polyglot’s child-centred vision and collaborative way of working, and an empathetic and astute leader. Cat’s track record of developing and delivering exciting play-based arts, health and education projects, and commitment to sector development will ensure Polyglot continues to be an international leader of theatre for young people.’

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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