EP 25 - Sam Strong (Director)

EP 25 - Sam Strong (Director)

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Sam Strong is an award-winning theatre director and one of Australia’s most successful and influential arts leaders. Sam is currently the Chair of the Melbourne Fringe and was previously Chair of Circa. Sam has also been Artistic Director and CEO of Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Literary Associate at Belvoir, and the founding dramaturg in residence at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. As a director of theatre, Sam has created productions for all Australian State Theatre Companies and the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. His directing credits include EMERALD CITY, JASPER JONES, TWELFTH NIGHT, Working Dog’s THE SPEECHMAKER, PRIVATE LIVES, LES LIASONS DANGEROUS, and THE BOYS. Sam has won Best Direction of a Mainstage Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards and has received multiple Best Director and Best Production nominations at the Sydney Theatre Awards, the Green Room Awards, and the Helpmann Awards. Sam’s next project is the world premiere stage adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE. In this episode: We talk about the now and how we will potentially work in a post-COVID universe. We discuss who we make work for and how we might do that moving forward. We talk about the importance of audience and the live experience. We discuss the adjustment of our rhythms as creatives when there is currently no deadline to work to and what might come next in how we create new work and so much more!  
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Sam Strong is an award-winning theatre director and one of Australia’s most successful and influential arts leaders. Sam is currently the Chair of the Melbourne Fringe and was previously Chair of Circa. Sam has also been Artistic Director and CEO of Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Literary Associate at Belvoir, and the founding dramaturg in residence at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. As a director of theatre, Sam has created productions for all Australian State Theatre Companies and the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. His directing credits include EMERALD CITY, JASPER JONES, TWELFTH NIGHT, Working Dog’s THE SPEECHMAKER, PRIVATE LIVES, LES LIASONS DANGEROUS, and THE BOYS. Sam has won Best Direction of a Mainstage Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards and has received multiple Best Director and Best Production nominations at the Sydney Theatre Awards, the Green Room Awards, and the Helpmann Awards. Sam’s next project is the world premiere stage adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE. In this episode: We talk about the now and how we will potentially work in a post-COVID universe. We discuss who we make work for and how we might do that moving forward. We talk about the importance of audience and the live experience. We discuss the adjustment of our rhythms as creatives when there is currently no deadline to work to and what might come next in how we create new work and so much more!  
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