Wesley Enoch has been artistic director of the Queensland Theatre Company since 2010. At QTC his directing credits include Black Diggers (a co-production with Sydney Festival), Design For Living, Trollop, Mother Courage and Her Children, Managing Carmen, Head Full of Love, Elizabeth, Bombshells, Fountains Beyond, The Sunshine Club, Blacked Up, Radiance (co-production with Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts). His written works include The 7 Stages of Grieving (co-written with Deborah Mailman), Little White Dress, A Life of Grace and Piety, Black Medea, The Sunshine Club, Grace, The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table.
In earlier roles Wesley has been artistic director for Centenary of Canberra, and Kungkarangkalpa: the Seven Sisters Songline; trustee at Sydney Opera House 2006-2013; associate artistic director, at and directed My Skin My Life for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006.
Wesley’s work has been won many accolades, including the Patrick White Award for The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table; Helpmann Award for Best Play and Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work for The Sapphires; Helpmann Award for Best Presentation For Children for Riverland; Deadly Award for Best Direction for The Sunshine Club; Matilda Award for Best Direction for The Sunshine Club; Queensland Performing Arts Centre Award for contribution to theatre.
Hi, what’s your name?
Where do you hail from?
I live in Brisbane and my family come from Minjeeribah or Stradbroke Island off the coast of Brisbane.
Who do you work for?
I work for me and things I believe in, currently employed by the Queensland Theatre Company as the Artistic Director
Tell us a bit about you – how did you get to where you are today?
Everything is a mix of happy accidents, good luck and ambition
What are your career highlights?
Working on the Commonwealth Games in 2006, Directing the stage play of The Sapphires
Who or what inspires you to get out of bed in the morning?
Which other storytellers do you admire?
Fran Kelly, Kim Scott, Anita Heiss, David Milroy.
What do you plan to share at Storyology?
My history and perspective.
Where can we find you?
The Qantas Lounge