New Artistic Directors of the Performance Company!

New Artistic Directors of the Performance Company! from Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

By: Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre  29-Mar-2011
Keywords: Theatre, Physical Theatre

It is with great excitement that Lynne Bradley announced that the new Artistic Directors of the Zen Zen Zo Performance Company will be MICHAEL FUTCHER and HELEN HOWARD .  Michael and Helen have worked for the past 25 years with all the major Queensland theatre companies as directors, writers and actors, winning a slew of awards between them.  They founded the renowned Matrix Theatre during this time, which has created many visually and physically stunning works over the years and toured widely.  Michael was recently awarded a Matilda Award for Best Director for the wonderful Grimm's Tales (QTC) which played to packed houses in November last year.  Helen has been working as an acting and dialogue coach in film and television, including the recent Narnia film: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in which new Zen Zen Zo Patron, BILLE BROWN, featured as the dark magician. Michael and Helen have had a long association with Zen Zen Zo dating back to the first Brisbane Festival in 1996 in which both Zen Zen Zo and Matrix were programmed alongside each other by John Kotzas, current CEO of QPAC.

Michael and Helen will take over the running of the Zen Zen Zo Performance Company after a 6-month handover period.  From October, LYNNE BRADLEY will give over the reigns of the Performance Company, but continue to run the Training Centre (which includes the Internship, Adult Training Program, and InSchools Programs) as the Executive Director, and will direct productions for Zen Zen Zo from time to time.  Having dedicated leaders for each side of the company will allow us to uphold our reputation for excellence and innovation, and enable a whole new era of growth for Zen Zen Zo.  Lynne, Michael & Helen are very excited by the possibilities, and look forward to dialoguing with you about the future...

Keywords: Physical Theatre, Theatre

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