Performing Lines announces new Senior Producer NSW

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Alice Hatton to the newly created position of Senior Producer (NSW). 

Alice joined the Performing Lines team as a producer in January 2020 and has gone from strength to strength, leading a diverse range of projects, both metropolitan and regional, across a number of states. In her new role as Senior Producer (NSW) she will lead our NSW team of producers, providing her expertise and oversight to the full NSW program. 

Marion Potts, Executive Producer, says: 

“Over the last 18 months Alice has risen to so many challenges, not the least, the production and delivery of a land-mark new Australian work to both regional Australia and Sydney Festival in the thick of COVID. – Sunshine Super Girl. Throughout she has demonstrated great leadership and a profound level of care towards everyone she works with. Her dedication and focus, as channelled in this new role will allow Performing Lines to achieve even greater outcomes for NSW artists and audiences.”  

On her new role, Alice says:  

I am delighted to step into the new role of Senior Producer (NSW) at this exciting juncture for Performing Lines. Every day I am inspired by our artists’ tenacity, unwavering vision, and pure love for their craft. I feel so fortunate to be working alongside these bold artistic leaders and our stellar team as we continue our commitment to brokering new and innovative opportunities for NSW independent artists on both the national and international stage.” 

Prior to Performing Lines Alice has worked as a producer at the Sydney Opera House as well as Deputy Company Manager for both Newtheatricals and GWB Entertainment. She has also worked with PYT Fairfield, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and Performance Space. Across her many roles she has amassed extensive experience in contemporary performance, the commercial musical sector, children and families programming and First Nations arts. Originally from Perth, she studied at WAAPA, and was a regular face both front and back of house at Perth’s much-loved Blue Room Theatre. 

With a deep passion for live performance and artist care we’re excited to see the team flourish under Alice’s leadership. 

Alice commenced in her role as Senior Producer on Monday 30 August, 2021. 

Alice joins the Senior Producing team of Performing Lines alongside Jeremy Smith (WA), Annette Downs (Tasmania) and Annette Vieusseux (Victoria)For a full list of PL team members nationally visit Contact • Performing Lines  

For further information, please contact
Marion Potts, Executive Producer, Performing Lines 

Performing Lines is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the NSW Government through Create NSW, the WA government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and the Tasmanian Government through Arts Tasmania. 

Alice Hatton Biography 

Alice Hatton is an arts manager and producer based in Warrang/Sydney with diverse experience across the independent, small-to-medium, and commercial sectors of the Australian performing arts industry.  

Alice was a valued member of the Sydney Opera House’s programming team from 2014 – 2018, working across multiple artforms within the Children and Families, Contemporary Performance and First Nations programs. Most recently she was Company Manager at PYT Fairfield, and throughout 2018 – 2019 she toured nationally with Newtheatrical’s Jersey Boys and Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment’s West Side Story as Deputy Company Manager.  

Starting her career in Boorloo/Perth, Alice studied Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts while also establishing herself as a stage manager and independent producer at The Blue Room Theatre, Perth’s home of independent theatre and performance. Since journeying east in 2012 she has held positions at Australian Theatre for Young People, Performance Space, and Great Big Events, and was the Secretary of The Jazzgroove Association’s Executive Committee from 2013 – 2015. 

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