Wayne Harrison - Director

Wayne Harrison was the director and co-producer of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which enjoyed a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House in January 2011. His Spiegelworld production of Absinthe opened at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in March 2011 and is still running. His production of Mom’s Remixed, for the Arts Club in Vancouver, is currently on tour in Canada and he recently directed the world premiere in Sydney of Ron Elisha’s Wikiplay, Stainless Steel Rat.

Among Wayne’s other recent directing credits are: the Australia Plays Broadway Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York; Justin Fleming’s Origin, the climax of the Courtauld Institute’s Art of Evolution Conference at Somerset House in London and the UNSW Art and Evolution Conference at AGNSW in Sydney; the world premiere of Mom’s Remixed for the Arts Club Theatre in Vancouver; and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Galas in 2009-2011. He also recently directed David Campbell’s concert tour: The Broadway Show.

His stage production of Don Reid’s award-winning comedy Codgers enjoyed three seasons and two national tours; and Andy Griffiths’ Just Macbeth, a Bell Shakespeare production, which he directed initially in 2008, won a Scottish Herald Angel Award at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival following its successful Sydney Opera House revival. From 2005-2007 Wayne was the Creative Director of the New Year’s Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour. In 2006 he directed the Closing Ceremony of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.