Some great news here! Courtney Stewart will be the incoming Artistic Director for La Boîte which is the oldest and known as the boldest theatre company in Australia, having a history which spans 97 years. Originally from Brisbane, Stewart will be heading back there from Sydney where she is currently the Directing Associate at Sydney Theatre Company and Artistic Associate at Contemporary Asian Australian Performance. She is already very talented and high achieving and this new appointment as Artistic Director is like really awesome!
Stewart, made her professional stage debut in La Boite’s 2017 runaway hit Single Asian Female by Michelle Law. Stewart spoke to La Boîte on how she feels about taking on this new role:
My dreams came true at La Boite in 2017 and this is a full circle moment,”
“Having grown up in Brisbane, studied at Queensland University of Technology and worked at La Boite, I have a deep existing connection to the company and the industry in Queensland.”
“I have experienced first-hand La Boite’s commitment to systemic change within the industry and I am honoured to be entrusted with this position at this pivotal time in the company’s history.”
Stewart will start her new role in July! All the best!
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