On the move: latest sector appointments

Meet Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, the Executive Director at Darlinghurst Theatre Company, and more.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company (DTC) has appointed former board member and creative and cultural leader Suzanne Pereira as its new Executive Director. ‘DTC has always been my artistic home,’ said Pereira, whose association with the company began in 2014 and has continued throughout a career that has capitalised on a fusion of creative and business experience.

Pereira made her mainstage directorial debut with the Company’s production of Mary Ann Butler’s The Sound of Waiting in 2018, and started serving as a DTC Ambassador and Board member the same year. Thrilled to be leading the company alongside Artistic Director Amylia Harris, Pereira said, ‘Amylia and I share a vision that compels us to drive change in the sector, to champion artists and arts workers that want cultural safety to be at the forefront of any work they engage with. It’s why I, and so many others, feel at home when we walk through the doors of the Eternity Playhouse.’

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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