Luke Rogers

Luke Rogers Artistic Director & CEO

Luke Rogers is a director, actor, producer, and the Artistic Director & CEO of Canberra Youth Theatre. He is a graduate of NIDA (Directing, 2012) and Theatre Nepean (Acting, 2002).

Luke is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Cultural Leadership at NIDA, which included an international research placement with National Theatre of Scotland. In 2023, he was awarded the Freddie J Gibson Fellowship to explore youth arts practices across the UK and Ireland.

Luke’s directing credits include new plays, musical theatre, devised works, and classics for theatre companies and drama schools across Australia. Luke regularly sits on industry panels and advisory groups for government, advocacy organisations and peak bodies.

Other positions have included Artistic Director of Stories Like These, Resident Studio Artist at Griffin Theatre Company, Theatre Manager of New Theatre, and Artistic Director of The Spare Room.

His artistic practice focuses on the role of young people as legitimate creative agents in the development of new works, elevating emerging artists into creative leadership roles, and exploring how care is maintained, creativity nurtured, and leadership enabled with artistic process.

Directing credits include: Rosieville, The Trials, How To VoteDags, Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again Ever, Little Girls Alone in the Woods, Normal, PossibilityCollapse (Canberra Youth Theatre), Collected Stories (Chaika Theatre / ACT Hub), In Real Life (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Blink, MinusOneSisterFirefaceThe Last Five YearsThe Carnivores (Stories Like These), Play House (NIDA), The PillowmanWaiting For GodotDon Juan in SohoArt is a WeaponAfter The EndBlasted (New Theatre), 100 Reasons For War, Love and InformationSpring AwakeningA Midsummer Night’s DreamShakespeare’s WomenShoot / Get Treasure / Repeat (AFTT), LysistrataThe Burial At ThebesPool (No Water)4.48 Psychosis, Eyes To The Floor (Sydney Theatre School), A Midsummer Night’s DreamMr Marmalade (CQUniversity), MacbethCyberbileEmbers (AIM Dramatic Arts) and Two Weeks With The Queen (Mountains Youth Theatre).

Tour Director: The Witches (Griffin Theatre Company). Assistant Director: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography (Griffin Theatre Company / Perth Theatre Company), Story of the Red Mountains (NIDA), The Boys (Griffin Theatre Company / Sydney Festival), Steel Magnolias (Blackbird Productions / Australian Tour), Assassins and The Crucible (New Theatre).