Outgoing Executive Director/co-CEO
Viv is a producer and general manager with senior experience in a diverse range of arts organisations and a history of over 17 years in the arts. She has been Executive Director and co-CEO of Polyglot Theatre since 2015. Previously Viv was Deputy General Manager of Griffin Theatre Company and established the highly successful Managing and Producing Services (MAPS NSW) program at Performing Lines, through which she produced the work of leading contemporary performance makers including Branch Nebula, POST and Martin del Amo.
Viv was Program Manager of Darwin Festival for three festivals and spent several years in the programming team of Sydney Festival, including producing the artistic program of the inaugural Festival First Night in 2008. She has also worked for Sydney Opera House and for many of the country’s major theatre companies.
Viv holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Production from NIDA and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of South Australia. She served on the board of Theatre Network NSW from 2012-2018. Viv is an International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Fellow for 2017-2019 and a recipient of a Dunlop Fellowship supporting her participation in the 2019 Asialink Leaders Program.