Lynne Bradley

Lynne Bradley

Dr LYNNE BRADLEY has worked as a leader in the arts and education sectors for the past 30 years. In 1992 she co-founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and spent two decades building Zen Zen Zo into an internationally renowned performance and training centre. As an arts organisation focused on innovation and experimentation, Zen Zen Zo's legacy includes the introduction of Immersive, Site-Specific and Intimate Theatre to Queensland.

After completing her PhD on cross-cultural performance practice and cultural translation in 2016, Lynne was invited to design and direct a Master's program in the Performing Arts at USC. She regularly travels nationally and internationally to direct and teach, enjoying working with artists with diverse backgrounds and worldviews. In 2019 Lynne engaged in an Artist Residency in New York, working with leading arts organisations, and taught physical theatre and devising in the UK and around Europe over the summer at the invitation of local performing arts companies and venues.

As a director and choreographer, Lynne has won several awards, including Matilda Awards for CABARET (Best Musical 2011), THE TEMPEST (Best Independent Production 2009), ZEITGEIST (Edinburgh Fringe Total Theatre Award Short-List 2009), MACBETH AS TOLD BY THE WEIRD SISTERS (Helpmann Award Nomination 2002), and IN THE COMPANY OF SHADOWS (Philip Parson's Prize 2017).

As a producer, Lynne is highly skilled in event management, marketing, sponsorship and grant writing. In 2004, she founded a Creative Entrepreneur program for emerging artists which focuses on arts leadership, high performance, career sustainability, and artist mental health and wellbeing. This innovative program has since graduated many of Australia's leading young arts leaders.

In 2019 Lynne moved into the festival sector and became Artistic Director for the multi-arts Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast. During this time, she programmed two festivals, including a digital festival, to accommodate COVID-19. Lynne has recently moved into the position of Artistic Director of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival and has since delivered two festivals (2022 & 2023).

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    Lynne Bradley, a renowned director in the performing arts, shares her insights on the dynamics of meetings and collaborations. She emphasizes that while some meetings have a clear, concise agenda, allowing for quick, 30-minute discussions, her experiences with First Nations artists are notably di...

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    In the realm of risk management in performing arts, Lynne Bradley's experience serves as a crucial case study. Faced with an unforeseen risk - a lead actor who was too intoxicated to perform just as the show was about to commence - Lynne had to manage the immediate threat to the production's succ...