Alison Richards has made an outstanding contribution to Australian contemporary performance over four decades as a performer, writer, researcher and teacher. She has a strong interest in physical, vocal and cross-disciplinary performance and is known both for her solo performance works and for her collaborations with other artists. Alison was Artistic Director of Drama Project Trust/The Mushroom Troupe, Australia’s first professional community theatre company, is a past Chair and Life Member of Footscray Community Arts Centre and Theatre Works, St Kilda and is currently Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Theatre and Performance Studies at Monash University.

Photograph by Ponch Hawkes.