WESLEY ENOCH is the eldest son of Doug and Lyn Enoch who hail from Stradbroke Island. His writing credits include The Sunshine Club, The Seven Stages of Grieving (co-written with Deborah Mailman) and Black Medea all of which he also directed; and The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table which won the 2005 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. Enoch has been Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts, Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company, a Resident Director with the Sydney Theatre Company and is the current Artistic Director of the Sydney Festival. His extensive credits as a director include the premiere production of Stolen and a revival of The Cherry Pickers, both of which toured internationally, Capricornia, The Dreamers, Conversations with the Dead, Romeo and Juliet, Fountains Beyond, Black-ed Up, The Sapphires, Rainbow’s End, Eora Crossing, Bitin’ Back and Riverland. In 2002 Enoch was the recipient of a Cite Internationale des Artes residency in Paris. Other awards include a Matilda Award (The Sunshine Club 2000), Variety Club of Australia (Theatre Heart Award 2000), ’98 Queens Trust Award, ’97 Young Australian of The Year (Queensland Arts Section).