Clare commenced in the role of Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company in October 2016. Previously, Clare was Artistic Director at St Martins collaborating with children and teenagers. Her recent work includes I saw the second one hit (Malthouse Theatre) and Fitter. Faster. Better. (Dance Massive, Junction Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre). She directed the critically acclaimed What Rhymes with Cars and Girls for Melbourne Theatre Company in 2015, which received four Helpmann nominations including Best Director. In 2014 Clare was Female Director-in-Residence at Malthouse Theatre and she is an MTC Women Directors Program alumna. Her stage credits also include I Heart John McEnroe (Uninvited Guests/Theatre Works – winner Green Room Award for Best Ensemble, and five nominations including Best Director); The Man with the September Face by Kylie Trounson (Full Tilt/Arts Centre); Smashed by Lally Katz (Stables); and Hotel (Melbourne Fringe Festival – winner Best Director). Clare is a graduate of Directing at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2016, her mainstage work has also included Lungs by Duncan MacMillan at Melbourne Theatre Company and The Events by David Greig for Malthouse and Belvoir, Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival. Clare is a trained teacher and worked in high schools in Victoria for 15 years and was also Education Manager at Malthouse Theatre.
Danielle Norrish is the WA State Manager of The Communications Council, the national industry body of the advertising and marketing sector, with has over 30 years’ experience in advertising and marketing both nationally and internationally. Danielle is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently a Fellow of Council at Guildford Grammar School and a Non Executive Board Member of Wollaston Theological College.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Clare Watson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Danielle Norrish
GENERAL MANAGER COMMERCIAL Beata Brennan
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR Amber Craike
FINANCE MANAGER Sarah-Jane Watkins
FINANCE OFFICER Danielle Briggs | Jacqui Truong (Maternity Leave)
WARDROBE MANAGER Lynn Ferguson
CUTTER Marie Nitschke-McGregor
WARDROBE ASSISTANT Louise Arcus