Following an extensive search, the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is delighted to announce the incoming General Manager will be Amanda Wright.
Currently the General Manager of PYT Fairfield in Sydney’s west, Ms. Wright is an experienced arts leader and manager. Previously she has held the roles of general manager at Shopfront Youth Arts, Venue Services Manager at Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong and spent a short time as Operations Manager for Ideal Gyms. Amanda has also been Treasurer for the board of the Crack Festival (Newcastle NSW) since 2016. Experienced in youth theatre and skilled in finance, business administration, project management and producing, she is passionate about access to the arts as a democratic right for all young people.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Performance (UOW); a Master of Arts in Theatre (UNSW) and is currently studying a Master of Financial Analysis (UTS).
The incoming General Manager is looking forward to joining the theatre company. “I am thrilled to be working with Fraser and the team at ATYP at this exciting time in the company’s development, as we work towards a new home on Pier 2/3. I have always had great respect for ATYP’s advocacy for youth arts and support for the sector, and look forward to meeting the young artists who engage with the company across the breadth of its’ workshops and productions.”
ATYP Artistic Director/CEO Fraser Corfield is pleased with the appointment. “I have enormous respect for the work Amanda has done with Shopfront and PYT over the past six years. She brings a wealth of experience and a clear vision to ATYP at an exciting time in the company’s history. I look forward to working with Amanda, navigating the development of a new home for ATYP on Pier 2/3 and the challenges that come with this period of transition.”
ATYP Board Chair Mark Warburton is also delighted with the decision. “We are very pleased to have been able to attract someone of Amanda’s calibre to the General Manager role. Her management experience, background in youth theatre, enthusiasm and government relationships will be of great assistance as we plan for our new home on Pier 2/3.”
Amanda will start in the role on 12 November and we can’t wait to welcome her.