Educated in Australia and the UK, Stephanie has worked on numerous productions in London including at the Royal Opera House and the National Theatre of Great Britain. In Australia she wrote and produced programs for large UK theatrical touring productions including RICHARD III and WAR HORSE. Stephanie has created new programs and produced two theatrical monologues LOYAL CREATURES and DEVOTED SERVICE (A National Trust Heritage award winner 2020), as well as short films including A PLACE FOR ME (a Clarion award winner). THE LOVE AGENT is her first feature screenplay, followed by THE DRAMA TEACHER. She is also a published non-fiction writer.
Screenplay: THE LOVE AGENT
Screenplay: THE DRAMA TEACHER
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Master of Arts in Arts Management, City University, London
Diploma of Education, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales
‘Unlocking Creativity’ – The Writers’ Studio
‘Étudier en France’ – l’Université Paris Saclay
JUST EAT! FAMOUS AUSSIES GET KIDS IN THE KITCHEN (New Holland Publishers)
National Theatre of Great Britain
Director, Discover Programme
Working closely with NT company directors, writers, artists and my team, I commissioned and produced over 20 new plays for young performers and audiences including the annual international youth festival (CONNECTIONS). Created and produced new projects that provided opportunities for people of any age, background or experience to develop their knowledge, skills and creativity through participation in the creation and production of theatre:
‘Discover is the National Theatre’s Learning and Participation programme. Under the direction of Stephanie Hutchinson, its relationship with the work on our stages has been transformed. The work of Discover, actual and virtual, is at the heart of our vision for the National Theatre’s future. As Stephanie has to return to Australia this summer, we are looking for someone of equal verve and vision to take up the leadership of a great team and to continue the trajectory of the Discover programme.’
(The Guardian – 26 January, 2009)
Royal Opera House
Devised new ways to encourage diverse audiences to attend special opera and ballet performances. People of all ages from very diverse backgrounds were welcomed to the ROH for a festival of events. I achieved 8 sold out performances, reaching a total of 17,300 new audience members. Also produced a short documentary film A PLACE FOR ME. Honest and thought-provoking, the film examined the role of the Hamlyn Project internally as well as in a broader, cultural context and won a Clarion Award in 2008.
International Theatre Education
Consultant and Producer
WAR HORSE AUSTRALIA (National Theatre of Great Britain and Global Creatures) – produced the original production of Morris Gleitzman’s LOYAL CREATURES.
KING KONG and STRICTLY BALLROOM (Global Creatures).
RICHARD III (The Old Vic, London).
Delivered Keynote address at the inaugural Arts in Education Forum for Major Performing Arts Companies at the Australia Council.
Panellist and speaker at various conferences on theatre and education in Australia and the UK.
Created and produced an innovative, new public engagement programme at the re-developed Anzac Memorial as part of the Centenary of Anzac. Wrote and devised interactive public workshops and formed a company of actor presenters. Incorporating live theatrical performance and film, the program enables the public to engage with history in new and exciting ways. In 2019, produced DEVOTED SERVICE, a short film and monologue that was a WINNER of the 2020 NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE AWARDS. Also produced a revival of Morris Gleitzman’s LOYAL CREATURES.
Arts Council England – Artsmark Project Manager
Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) – Founding Education Manager
University of Sydney, Centre for Continuing Education – Course Lecturer in Opera Studies
Royal Opera House – Education Officer, The Royal Opera
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