The Courier-Mail

Enoch quits theatre for new festival role

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ONE of Queensland’s highest profile arts identities, Wesley Enoch, has resigned from his role as Queensland Theatre C Company artistic director.

He will leave the company t to take up the helm at the Sydney Festival in October.

Enoch (pictured) took up the artistic directorsh­ip at Queensland’s leading theatre company in 2010 after Michael Gow left following a decadelong tenure. Enoch, who was an acclaimed theatre director before taking up his role at the company, put a strong focus on indigenous arts and advocacy in the company. His 2014 production for the company, Black Diggers, toured the country last year and this year.

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said she hoped his new role would open up opportunit­ies for Queensland companies. NATHANAEL COOPER

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