Julian Louis

Stage Director

Julian is a theatre maker and has been the Artistic Director of NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts) based in Lismore, NSW since 2007. The company presents a contemporary arts program, made up of original productions, national and international touring works and community cultural events.

Julian has directed theatre, opera and circus as well as large-scale site-specific works. For NORPA Julian has created and been the Artistic Director on a number of productions including Railway Wonderland (2012/2015), Journey to an Unnamed World (director/devisor), My Radio Heart (a co-production with Urban Theatre Projects), Open House (2011) a circus work performed in a residential house in Lismore. Julian has also directed Engine (2010), The Bloody Bride (2010) and Not Like Beckett (2007). He was also part of the creative team that made Cockfight.

Julian directed the premiere production of the highly successful 13-Storey Treehouse (adapted from the best-selling book) for CDP Theatre Producers in 2013 and has since been the Artistic Director of the follow up productions of 26-Storey Treehouse and 52-Storey Treehouse, all of which have toured extensively, including a tour to Holland.  

Julian has made works for Perth International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, ATYP and Powerhouse Youth Theatre. He is a graduate of Charles Sturt University BA Theatre/ Media, NIDA’s Directors course and trained as a performer in London with Philippe Gaulier.

For enquiries regarding Julian Louis please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199.