La Boite Theatre Company Executive Director Katherine Hoepper will leave the trailblazing company in April to take up the role of Programming Director at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Hoepper has more than 25 years experience with companies, festivals, independent artists and venues; the past four years at La Boite, working alongside Artistic Director Todd MacDonald to grow and strengthen the iconic company. “Leaving La Boite is, of course, tinged with sadness as the company has held a place in my heart since I was a young girl, hanging out with my mum in the green room at Hale Street,” Hoepper said. “It has been a great privledge to lead the dedicated La Boite team alongside Todd and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved. More than 45,000 people a year visited La Boite or saw one of our productions on tour in both 2017 and 2018, representing a 50 percent increase in attendance since 2015.”

MacDonald thanked Hoepper for her energy, passion and drive and for her exhaustive contributions to the company, to staff and to the artists who have called La Boite home. “She will be missed but we are super excited for her and her new role at a great collaborative organisation like Brisbane Powerhouse.”

MacDonald said La Boite had commenced the search to find Hoepper’s replacement but a new appointment would not be rushed. La Boite Chair Julian Myers also paid tribute to Hoepper’s exceptional work. “Katherine Leaves a wonderful legacy at La Boite and the company is well positioned for an exciting next chapter,” Myers said.

Hoepper leaves La Boite on 19 April and said she was excited at the new opportunities Brisbane Powerhouse would present. “The role of Programming Director gives me a change to dive deeply into programming and producing in a new dynamic and energised environment.”

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