Wayne Harrison Dramatist

Wayne Harrison (born in East Melbourne in 1953) was a child and teenage star performing on stage and television, including performing in J.C. Williamsons' musicals. He abandoned his career as a performer and moved to Sydney in 1975. In 1977 Harrison enrolled at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Theatre Studies Department, and completed an Honours Degree. 1980: Started working on the magazine Campaign; opening "The Bookshop" in Darlinghurst; visiting London in 1980, meeting with Richard Wherrett, then Artistic Director of the recently formed Sydney Theatre Company (STC) in Sydney. He became the literary adviser for the Sydney Theatre company and then took over from Wherrett as Artistic Director of the STC in 1990. In 2005-2007 Harrison was the Creative Director of Sydney's New Year's Eve event. 2007 he was the director of the Helpmann Awards for Live Performance Australia, as well as the Spiegelworld circus/cabaret sensation Absinthe which played in New York.

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1. University of New South Wales Colleges/University

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) (informally New South), is a research-focused university based in Kensington, a suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The university is a member of the "Group of Eight" coalition of leading Australian universities, and is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities.

Type Public university
2012. 1.1 bil. AU$
2010. 914 mil. AU$
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High St, 2052 - Kensington, New South Wales
2012. 31,695
2010. 30,701
2012. 18,821
2010. 18,634
2009. 14,998
Local tuition
2013. 16 K AU$
Official web page www.unsw.edu.au
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