Meet Viv, Polyglot’s new CEO

The Board and staff of Polyglot Theatre welcome Viv Rosman to the helm as Executive Producer and Co-CEO of Polyglot Theatre, commencing early September 2015.

“In a period of growth, with our markets expanding nationally and internationally, Viv will bring a wealth of senior experience to this co-CEO role.  As a producer and program manager for leading national organisations and festivals, as well as serving on the boards of Theatre Network NSW and Shopfront Youth Arts, she is well placed to drive Polyglot’s growth in the future. This is a very exciting time for the company.” says Tom Gutteridge, Chair of the Polyglot Theatre Board.

“I am thrilled to be joining Sue and the wonderful team at Polyglot. Polyglot is an extraordinary global ambassador for Australian theatre and an innovator in the creation of unique arts experiences. I look forward to building on the great achievements of outgoing Executive Producer Tamara Harrison, and to all the adventures ahead with Polyglot,” says Viv Rosman.

With seventeen years’ experience working in the arts sector, she was previously 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. Rosman 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.

In 2014, Polyglot Theatre performed over 108 performances of six touring works and four new works, facilitated three community engagement projects both in Australian and internationally, undertook five creative development processes and led over 107 workshops, all in all reaching more than 68,000 people in six different countries.

Viv will be at the APACA conference in Sydney next week with General Manager Gail Southwell and will be pleased to meet anyone who wishes to connect with Polyglot.

Former Executive Producer Tamara Harrison is appointed as Head of Development at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne.

For further information: Catherine French | Polyglot Theatre | catherine@polyglot.org.au | + 61 3 9826 3301 project.orasy.com.au/polyglotmaps

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Photo credit: Katy Green Loughrey

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