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Welcome Jonathon Oxlade
We are thrilled to welcome designer Jonathon Oxlade to Aurora.
A multi award-winning designer for theatre and film, Jonathon is currently designing costumes for Melbourne Theatre Company's production of COSI directed by Sarah Goodes.
Jonathon designed the film GIRL ASLEEP for which he won two APDG Awards (Best Production Design and Best Costume Design), an ACCTA Award (Best Costume Design), and received an ACCTA nomination (Best Production Design).
The same year, Jonathon won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for MR BURNS (Belvoir / State Theatre Company of South Australia) directed by Imara Savage. Jonathon recently designed ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST directed by Sarah Giles for Sydney Theatre Company and ASTROMAN directed by Sarah Goodes for MTC. He is resident designer at Windmill Theatre Co and regularly creates new work with director Rosemary Myers.
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Lachlan Philpott has been appointed Artistic Director and CEO of Playwriting Australia.
Described by Playwriting Australia Chair, Peter Wilson, as “without a doubt one of Australia’s most courageous and inspiring contemporary theatre artists”, in making the announcement, Peter noted Lachlan’s “vision for the place of playwrights and playwriting in our culture and his deep engagement with our community”.
Lachlan comes to the role after a long and celebrated career as a writer, dramaturg, teacher and mentor with companies and festivals around the world, with recent projects at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, La Comedie Francaise in Paris, Outburst in Belfast, Malthouse Theatre, Australian Theatre for Young People, Merrigong Theatre Company and Red Stitch. He was also the Artistic Director/CEO of Tantrum Theatre, Newcastle and led Australian Theatre for Young People’s emerging writers’ program between 2008 and 2011, establishing one of the company’s most successful and enduring programs, the National Studio for emerging writers.
Lachlan’s output as a writer is prodigious, with wide production of his work in Australia and internationally and 15 plays published to-date. This year, Oberon Books will publish two anthologies of Lachlan’s plays.
Lachlan's play PROMISCUOUS/CITIES was nominated for a 2018 AWGIE Award. He is the winner of three AWGIEs and numerous other awards.