Courtney Stewart is an acclaimed director, dramaturg, actor and teaching artist with a deep passion for intercultural works and multicultural dramaturgies.
A proud graduate of Queensland University of Technology, Courtney started her professional career as an actor before honing her talents as an artistic leader, diversity specialist and change maker for some of the country’s most prolific companies and organisations including Sydney Theatre Company (as Directing Associate), Belvoir and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance.
As STC’s Richard Wherrett Fellow in 2021, Courtney worked as dramaturg on Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow and Kip Williams’ Julius Caesar, and was Assistant Director and dramaturg on Anchuli Felicia King’s White Pearl. She also directed Rough Draft #52 – Omar Musa’s The Pretty Game.
Courtney was previously Chair of the Equity Diversity Committee, a delegate to the National Performers Committee, and a former board member for Contemporary Asian Australian Performance. As a dedicated teaching artist, she has worked with STC, NIDA, ATYP and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
Courtney is currently directing Michelle Law’s anticipated new play Top Coat for STC, premiering June 2022. She will relocate home to Brisbane and commence as La Boite Artistic Director in July 2022.