About us

Currency Press

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.

RECEPTION

Phone: +61 (0)2 9319 5877
Fax: + 61 (0)2 9319 3649

NICK PARSONS

Chairperson
nick@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9310 8201

DEBORAH FRANCO

Marketing Manager
deborah@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9310 8202

VICTORIA CHANCE

Business Manager
victoria@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9319 5877

JULIE CHESSMAN

Sales Executive
julie@currency.com.au
0452 196 620

KATIE POLLOCK

Senior Editor
katie@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9310 8205

CLAIRE GRADY

Publisher
claire@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9310 8206

JODINE MUIR

Bookkeeper
jodine@currency.com.au
+61 (0)2 9310 8203

Currency House.

Our non-profit arm.

Currency House is our non-profit arm that deals with theatre commentary and advocacy. They publish the successful Platform Papers essay series.

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