The Performing Arts Publisher
Currency Press was founded in 1971 by Katharine Brisbane, then national theatre critic for The Australian, and her husband Philip Parsons, a lecturer in Drama at UNSW who worked passionately to bridge the gap between the university and the profession. After Philip’s death in 1993, Katharine remained at the helm of the company until she retired as Publisher in December 2001 in order to devote her energies to Currency House, a non-profit association dedicated to stimulating, enriching and advancing the quality and enjoyment of the Australian performing arts.
Currency Press is Australia’s foremost publisher of the performing arts and its oldest active independent publisher. Our books include plays, theatre handbooks, biographies, critical studies texts and performance theory works.