Patch Theatre are thrilled to announce the promotion of emerging arts leader Penny Camens to the role of General Manager! Penny will be working alongside Artistic Director Geoff Cobham and Producer Teena Munn in the company’s Senior Management Team.
Penny is a current member of the Future Leaders cohort in the Australia Council for the Arts Leadership Development Program. She joined Patch Theatre in December 2018 after spending six years working as Arts Programs Associate Producer for Country Arts SA, where she oversaw the logistical management of performing arts touring. Penny has worked at a range of arts organisations within South Australia including Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival Centre, State Theatre of SA and Kumuwuki Regional Arts Conferences in Goolwa. She has worked nationally at Performance Space in Sydney, MONA FOMA and Junction in Tasmania; and internationally with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Assembly Rooms at Edinburgh Fringe.
“It is an exciting opportunity as an emerging leader, to move into the General Manager position at Patch Theatre. Since 2018, the team have reshaped Patch into a collaborative structure that is both nimble and responsive as well as making some of the most exciting work in the country right now. We have managed to not only survive the past few months, but we’ve emerged more focused as we think, create and innovate differently. Patch has been particularly fortunate to secure four-year funding from the Australia Council which will allow us to focus on partnerships and creative collaborations with a diversity of sectors. We look forward to further supporting artists, creatives and the arts industry at a time when it truly needs sustenance.”
– Penny Camens, Patch Theatre General Manager