Justin Macdonnell

For his entire professional career, spanning more than 40 years, Justin Macdonnell has worked as director, producer, manager and somewhat reluctant apologist for most aspects of the performing arts in Australia. Never one to hold conventional opinions, his ideas and propositions are sometimes controversial but always practical. His clear-eyed objectivity, sardonic humour and active engagement with such a broad scene at the highest level, adds weight to his judgements and he is now in much demand as an adviser in national arts strategies.

Audio Extracts


Adelaide & meeting Len Amadio


Anthony Steel and Adelaide Festival


Working for Stephen Hall and Sydney Festival


Experience of the arts in Miami Florida