Committees

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Various committees and sub-committees kept the theatre functioning over the decades: stage management, backstage, workshop, children's theatre, maintenance, premises, social. Overseeing operational and artistic matters were separate management and production committees who met fortnightly, sometimes deliberating until late at night. All members were unpaid volunteers.

The official position of President was created with the formation of the Workers' Art Club in 1932.

PRESIDENT

Jean Devanny was the Workers' Art Club's first "director". Choosing shows became a collective decision in collaboration with the Secretary, and it seems that it was not until the 1970s that Artistic Directors assisted by Playreaders (renamed Play Assessors) were elected committee positions.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

1970s:

1980s:

  • Frank Barnes
  • Frank McNamara
  • John Carey

1990s:

2000s:

  • Pete Nettell
  • Alice Livingstone
  • Anne-Louise Luccarini
  • Louise Fischer

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