Meet Wesley Enoch, our next Festival Director
We are thrilled to announce Wesley Enoch as Festival Director of Sydney Festival for the 2017-2019 Festivals. He will take the reins from Lieven Bertels, who wraps up in January, after celebrating the Festival’s 40th.
Wesley has directed six projects for Sydney Festival over the past 15 years: Black Diggers (2014), I am Eora (2012), Nargun and the Stars (2009), The Sapphires (2005), Eora Crossing (2004) and The Sunshine Club (2000). Currently the Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company, he has worked with almost every major theatre company and festival in the country and toured shows internationally.
Wesley says “Excited is too inadequate a word for how I’m feeling. I have had a long love affair with Sydney Festival and its audiences. I’m totally thrilled to return in the role of Festival Director. The Festival is a huge family of people who give their time, resources, money and talent; and I want to meet every single one of them. Festivals provide a huge cultural canvas and help reimagine a city, helping it think creatively and see things differently. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting started.”