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Kurtis Laing
2023 MFA Directing Kurtis Laing

About Kurtis

Kurtis Laing is an emerging Australian theatre-maker with a broad experience in both performing and creating theatre. Having completed his BFA in Drama at QUT in 2017 and a BA (Honours) in directing at the University of Queensland in 2021, studying his master’s at NIDA is the culmination of several years of study and practice. Kurtis also oversees the operations of theatre collective Good Time Theatrics as creative director.
Noteworthy projects include 'When the Rain Stops Falling' by Andrew Bovell (Underground Productions, 2018), 'Spring Awakening' by Frank Vedekind (Underground Productions, 2019), ‘Boogie Woogie Boys’ (Hot Bread Comedy, 2020), 'Awakening' by Daniel Lammin (Good Time Theatrics, 2021), and 'Selkie' by Claire Alcock (La Boite Assembly, 2022).
Significant NIDA credits include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Assistant Director, dir. Constantine Costi, 2023) and Pieces (Music Video, DICE, 2023).