Chrisjohn Hancock trained at NIDA and St John’s College Rippon in the UK He has worked as an actor, director and drama teacher professionally around Australia, Scotland and throughout Europe. Since 1992, he has been Artistic Director of the Lieder Theatre Company (est 1891)and instigator and co-ordinator of the Lieder Youth Theatre Company. He has directed over 100 productions for the Company. He has taken community and youth theatre productions to international theatre festivals in the Czech Republic, Holland, UK, S.Korea and America. Attended 3 Asian Regional Theatre conferences in Singapore and Chunchon City delivering papers on regional theatre in Oz. Currently a partner with the Caravan Next project from Poland due for presentations in 2018 In 2010, he created a production called The Colour Play specifically for young children which toured to local primary schools and overseas to Monaco, Spain and the USA. Chrisjohn attended ASSITEJ conferences in Rostov on Don and Adelaide, and international festivals in Monaco (2009) and Florida (2010, 2014). He is a member of IATA/AITA an international network of community theatre companies that promote education and understanding through drama.