OTYP Chair Perin Davey today announced the appointment of four new directors to the OTYP Board of Directors. Daniel Dunlop, Alysha Herrmann, Alison Naderbaum and Olivia Wynne join existing local Directors Perin Davey, Airlie Circuit, Neville Ladson and Harley Moore, to make up the new look, skills-based board.

Perin says ‘Outback Theatre has evolved from a small company run from the back of a ute to a leader in the field of regional youth arts and we need to make sure we continue to adapt in the highly competitive arts environment. It is exciting to welcome our new Board members who have a wealth of combine experience in arts, working with children and in philanthropy.’

‘We were overwhelmed by the quality of applications for our Board from arts professionals from throughout Australia. I believe we now have the perfect balance for a skills based board that includes people from the communities in which we work and from the wider arts industry.’

Creative Producer Sarah Parsons says ‘I am thrilled to welcome such skilled and passionate arts leaders to the OTYP team to shape the future of our organisation. Alison, Dan, Olivia and Alysha all bring with them a skill-set that will support, shape, motivate and drive OTYP towards goals we’ve only ever dreamed of achieving in the past. Combined with our local board members, our governance team is looking ready for the future and we are excited for what it may hold.’

‘I want to thank our dedicated and loving outgoing board members Amy Hardingham, Scott Howie and Alex Walker for their years of insight and generosity. They’re all been such helpful and inspiring voices in the boardroom. Thank you especially to Amy, who, as the original Artistic Director of OTYP, has such a connection and passion for the organisation. She’ll always be a part of the OTYP family. They all will.”

Outback Theatre for Young People engages with young people from regional and remote communities to create distinctive contemporary theatre through collaborative processes. OTYP’s work increasingly explores interdisciplinary arts and the nature of theatrical performance as a means of engaging rural young people and communities. We aim to raise the profile of and develop support for, regional young people and our objective is excellence in youth theatre. Our projects create an inclusive and supportive creative environment, where young people have the opportunity to give voice and value to their ideas.


For more information about the OTYP Board please call Creative Producer Sarah Parsons on 0417 164 641

For a full list of board members please click HERE





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