APT Welcomes New CEO Erin Taylor
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Australian Plays Transform
Australian Plays Transform Appoints Erin Taylor As CEO/Executive Producer
Erin’s appointment ushers in an exciting new era for Australia’s peak playwrighting body
Australian Plays Transform announced today that Erin Taylor has been appointed new CEO/Executive Producer of the company. An experienced Dramaturg, Director, Producer and Educator, Erin will succeed Louise Gough who departed the company at the end of October, 2021 to take up the position of Head of Development at Screen Australia.
Originally from Sydney’s Western suburbs, Erin is a graduate of The University of Wollongong’s Creative Arts School and holds a Master of Education from Sydney University. Focused on the dramaturgy and direction of new Australian plays, her recent work includes Museum of Modern Love by Tom Holloway (Sydney Festival, Dramaturg & Assistant Director), Jali by Oliver Twist (Griffin Theatre, Dramaturg & Director) and Kasama Kita by Jordan Shea (25A Belvoir, Dramaturg & Director). She has read extensively for development programs for Playwriting Australia and playwriting awards, including the Griffin Award, The Patrick White and the Bruntwood Prize.
“We are delighted to welcome Erin to APT” said APT’s Chair, Rob Brookman “Her extensive experience working with and for playwrights, her clear love of new Australian writing, and her producing and arts management credentials are a wonderful combination that will serve APT extremely well. We feel confident that Erin will build significantly on the foundations laid by Louis Gough in 2021. Erin’s personal practice means she a deep understanding of the process of creating new work and the best way to support writers, dramaturgs, directors and producers as they develop these works”.
Erin received the Sandra Bates Directors Award in 2019 from Ensemble Theatre, and in 2017 Erin was a mentee of Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Leadership Program.
“I am thrilled to be appointed as CEO/Executive Producer at Australian Plays Transform” said Erin of her appointment. “It is a unique and important organisation with a small team and a big ambition. With the wealth of experience of the National Advisory Panel and the Board, I hope that APT will be part of the rebuilding of Australian theatre after the heartbreak and anxiety of the pandemic. I can’t wait to be together in the development room and theatre again to tell our stories.”
About Australian Plays Transform
Australian Plays Transform (APT) is Australia’s national play development and publication organisation. It hosts the world’s largest online showcase and searchable database of the best Australian playwriting.
APT was established in 2021 through the consolidation of two organisations, Playwriting Australia (working in play development) and Australian Plays (working in play publication, promotion and licensing).
APT believes in a world where Australian plays transform those who connect with them – artists, audiences, societies. That’s why we embrace publication and promotion, leading to more productions and study around the world, not only in leading professional theatres but also in community theatres, schools and universities.
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