Adam Deusien

Adam is theatre maker and cultural leader with over 15 years experience in creating interdisciplinary performance and scripted theatre based in Bathurst, regional NSW. Adam is a graduate of Charles Sturt University’s MA – Directing for the Stage and of NIDA’s inaugural cohort of the MFA – Cultural Leadership.

As Artistic Director of Bathurst-based interdisciplinary performance collective Lingua Franca, he has worked extensively with Local Stages, Bathurst’s Performing Arts Development Program based at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, presenting work in regional Australia, nationally and internationally. Adam has conceived, directed and delivered numerous works with Lingua Franca, creating capacity for professional independent regional artists to practice, and for young and emerging regional artists to engage in creative processes.

Beyond practice in the regional Australia, Adam has worked as assistant/rehearsal director for companies Griffin Theatre, Stalker Theatre and Siren Theatre Co and undertaken research

residencies with Sydney Festival and Summerworks Festival, Toronto Canada. He was awarded the 2016 CreateNSW Regional Arts Fellowship and in 2017 worked as Artistic Associate with BMEC, supporting the organisation’s community, audience and artist development and in 2018 was appointed Artistic Director/Director of the Arts Program for Artstate Bathurst.

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