AustLit logo
Wayne Harrison Wayne Harrison i(A17577 works by)
Born: Established: Reservoir, Preston - Northcote area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Wayne Harrison was born and raised in Melbourne and inherited his family's love of sport and theatre. After spending some time with J. C. Williamson Harrison moved to Sydney to undertake tertiary study at the University of New South Wales. He joined the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in 1981 as resident dramaturge. He became associate director of Northside Theatre Company in 1987 and artistic director of STC in 1990. He later moved to London for several years to work with Back Row Productions. Harrison returned to Australia in 2005 to direct Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations and to continue in other theatre direction roles.

(Source: 'The Face : Wayne Harrison : Director' by Jo Litson, Sydney Morning Herald, 12-13 February 2005.)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 recipient Order of Australia Member of the Order of Australia (AM) For service to the arts as a director, writer, producer and performer, to Australian cultural life, and as a supporter of emerging talent.
Last amended 13 Feb 2020 11:01:40
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X