Inside the Company: Managing Wesley
Wednesday, 8.30pm, Studio Yes, we reviewed this program last week, but it’s not every day a series focuses on Australian arts organisations. This week it’s the turn of high-energy Queensland Theatre Company director Wesley Enoch to get the profile treatment. Enoch tells us he made a rod for his back late last year by directing a new David Williamson play, Managing Carmen, and launching his directorship of the company at the same time. Born to an Aboriginal father and a non-Aboriginal mother, Enoch marvels that they were able to stay together in Queensland during the racial tensions of the 1980s. A well-made profile of a charming, talented man who made his professional acting debut with the company in 1993, Managing Wesley is full of fascinating details about a life lived for the theatre. It’s also a terrific insight into what it takes to be an artistic director in an established Australian arts company.