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Mr

Chris Kohn

Tutor In Theatre
Victorian College Of The Arts
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Mr

Chris Kohn

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Theatre Direction
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Mr

Chris Kohn

 

Chris Kohn is a theatre director and dramaturg. In 2000 he co-founded Stuck Pigs Squealing Theatre and has been its Artistic Director since, directing shows including The Black Swan of Trespass (2003), The Eisteddfod (2004), Lally Katz and the Terrible Mysteries of the Volcano (2006) and Back at the Dojo (2016).

He was Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company (2008-12), directing Mr Freezy, Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, Moth and The House of Dreaming. He was Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre Company (2014), commissioning and dramaturging Prize Fighter, which was nominated for 4 Helpmann Awards. Chris was the inaugural Theatre Diversity Associate for the Australia Council and Arts Queensland in 2012-14, working with Queensland theatre and arts organisations to develop greater opportunities for professional and emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. He was a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2012-13) and the recipient of the George Fairfax Award, Malcolm Robertson Award, Green Room Awards for Directing and Writing and a resident artist at Les Couvent des Recollet in Paris and the State Library of Victoria. He has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Direction of an Opera (The Children's Bach), a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Director (The Black Swan of Trespass) and Green Room Awards or The Eisteddfod, Moth and Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd. He has worked extensively with young people and artists with disabilities in the collaborative creation of new work. He has directed for Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse, Chambermade, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Perth Festival and Belvoir. He has served as a peer assessor for the Australia Council and Arts Victoria and in 2014 was selected to take part in the Australia Council's Emerging Leaders Development Program. Chris is a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, researching the nexus between collaborative theatre creation, ethics, authorship and intellectual disability.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Sidney Myer Fellow - Sidney Myer Foundation

2008

Malcolm Robertson Prize - co-recipient

2006

International Residency, Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets

2006

State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship

2004

New York International Fringe Festival

2004

George Fairfax Memorial Award

George Fairfax Memorial Award - Victorian College of the Arts

2004

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

2004

Green Room Awards Association

2003

Melbourne Fringe Festival

2001

Melbourne Fringe Festival

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Tutor In Theatre

Victorian College Of The Arts

Education


Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts

Victorian College of the Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1)

University of New South Wales