In our final instalment of our 2014 Griffin Studio profiles, we meet director Luke Rogers and hear about his passion for new writing and the many theatrical hats he has worn thus far.
Where do you come from?
I live in Sydney, but grew up in the Illawarra. I was determined that my career was always going to be in music, but after I joined a local theatre company my artistic pursuits changed somewhat and I spent a few years there doing as much as theatre as I could. Following a year at the University of Wollongong, I was accepted into Theatre Nepean (a wonderful drama school part of UWS which sadly no longer exists, but produced some epic talent) and spent three years studying acting. Since then I’ve worked as an actor, director and independent theatre producer, spent time working in box offices and theatre administration, and lived in London for a couple of years. I was the manager of New Theatre in Newtown for 5 years and am currently the artistic director of Stories Like These. In 2012, I went back to study to do the directing course at NIDA and have since been directing around the independent theatre scene and teaching at drama schools.