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Julian Louis

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Julian has been Artistic Director of NORPA since early 2007.

He is a graduate of the NIDA director’s course, holds a BA in theatre and Media (Bathurst), and has trained with Phillippe Gaulier in London and performed with Theatre De Complicite. Julian is also currently the Artistic Director of State of Play, an ensemble company he founded with Nick Enright and Jessica Machin. Julian directed their first production Five Stories High at the 2003 Sydney Festival and Wilde Tales toured throughout NSW in 2007. Some directing credits from the last few years include: the Menotti Opera The Telephone, the Shakespearean Opera Project The Falling, for the Conservatorium of Music, Performix and Contact, for ATYP.

Julian has written and directed many shows in communities and has been an artist in resident in North West NSW and in Western Australia at Southern Edge Arts. For NORPA Julian directed in 2007 Not Like Beckett and Monkey Shines at the Sydney Opera House.

Most recently he conceived and directed Railway Wonderland for NORPA.