Julian Louis is an Australian theatre director, dramaturg and divisor. He is a graduate of CSU Theatre Media, NIDA Director’s course, and he trained with Phillippe Gaulier.
Julian has worked across a range of theatre sectors including physical theatre, children’s theatre and community art projects. Julian is Artistic Director of NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts), one of Australia’s most exciting regional theatre companies based in Lismore, Northern NSW. NORPA creates site-specific, high quality devised theatre that connects to the region through its process, and by staging works outside the conventional theatre model. NORPA presents an annual season, made up of original productions, national and international touring works and community cultural events.
For NORPA, Julian has conceived and directed Railway Wonderland (2012/2015), performed on Lismore’s disused railway train station and commissioned My Radio Heart—a co-production with Urban Theatre Projects. Current works also include devisor and director for Dreamer, collaborator/outside eye on Cockfight—a dance theatre work with THE FARM and co-director on Bundjalung Nghari: Three Brothers with leading artists including Rhoda Roberts, David Page and Frances Rings.
Julian’s practice focuses on devised theatre and infusing movement or dance language into narrative based work. Twitter @NORPAOz