Marion Potts

At the University of Sydney, she joined the Sydney University Dramatic Society and contemplated a career in theatre after studying theatre symbiotics with an inspiring female academic. She studied directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.[1]

Marion Potts is an Australian theatre director.

She has directed productions for many of Australia's major theatre companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Griffin Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and Victorian Opera.

Potts was a Resident Director for the Sydney Theatre Company from 1995 to 1999. She was Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director of its development arm, Mind’s Eye, from 2005 to 2010.[2] She was Artistic Director of the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne from 2010 to 2015. She became Director of Theatre with the Australia Council in 2015.[3]

Potts received the Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2006 for her production The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? with the State Theatre Company of South Australia.


  1. Lambert, Catherine (11 September 2014). "Power women of the arts". Herald Sun. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. "At play within a poem". Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  3. Cuthbertson, Debbie (20 January 2015). "Marion Potts to leave Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre for the Australia Council". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
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