Artistic Director at Red Line Productions, Australia
Andrew is an internationally recognised Artistic Director & Producer with credits including major theatrical productions, cabarets, special events. He is the co-founder of Red Line Productions, one of Australia’s leading professional independent theatre presenters and alumni of the School at Steppenwolf.
As the resident company at the Old Fitz Theatre, Red Line has co-presented countless Australian Premieres and revivals of powerful international works to rave reviews. Their aim is to back the next generation of artists and audience by delivering positive leadership in the growth and vitality of the independent sector.
This year Red Line quickly pivoted into the online space as a result of Covid-19 and gained worldwide critical acclaim for producing the world’s first live-streamed play readings with Alec Baldwin in Lyle Kessler’s ORPHANS and then Rose Byrne, Ewen Leslie & John Butler in Rajiv Josephs GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES. This was quickly followed by a worldwide live-streamed theatre season of Thom Pain (based on nothing) starring Toby Schmitz.
In the physical theatre, Red Line Productions have been the recipients of over 60 nominations and over 20 wins for various awards from both the Sydney Theatre Awards critics and the GLUGS, including the Hayes Gordan Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Theatre.
SELECT REVIEW QUOTES:
“I haven’t experienced a more gripping night in a theatre this year.”
– Sydney Morning Herald on the Sydney Theatre Award Winning Production of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge
“Audiences should be banging the door down for tickets. A bit of history is being made and a gorgeous entertainment is to be had by all.”
– Stagenoise on the World Premiere of Louis Nowra’s This Much Is True
“Sydney audiences are lucky to have a production of this caliber currently showing at the Old Fitz.”
– AltMedia on the Australian Premiere Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
“One of the best independent productions of the year. This production could sit proudly on any main stage in Sydney.”
– Sydney Morning Herald on the Australian Premiere Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike