‘I literally LOVE my job. Like LOVE it!

Despite being one of only 12 female professionals selected for Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Women in Theatre’ program, ASPIRE Creative Director, Anna Kerrigan, remains humble.

“It’s incredibly flattering; the other women are all incredible artists. Everyone brings many different talents and skill sets, so just being able to talk to them about projects and their creative practice and approaches to different projects is so enriching and inspiring,” said Anna.

The program is in its fifth year and to date has supported 45 theatre professionals in developing skills, knowledge and opportunities in their sector.

Working for the Catholic Schools Office has given Anna a great opportunity to shape and create theatre with students and she is always eager for more.

“I get to create an original piece of theatre each year with a wonderful team and an amazing cast of young performers. I think the best part is working with young people and giving them the opportunity to tell their stories and have creative arts experiences. It’s really fulfilling and they are just the best creative collaborators. Funny, engaged, enthusiastic and unpretentious,” says Anna.

Local audiences look forward to learning more about the program and what Anna and the ASPIRE team will present in Dark Matter this August at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre.

Tickets on sale 28 April 2018.


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Amanda Skehan was the Marketing Team Leader for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and a regular contributor to Aurora and mnnews.today.

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