Luke Kerridge is an award winning theatre director. His most recent work, Bambert's Book of Lost Stories, won a Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children and was nominated for Best New Australian Work (2016). It will tour nationally and internationally in 2017 including to the prestigious Edinburgh International Children's Festival. Dream Home by Emilie Collyer, a work Luke directed in 2015, was nominated for 7 Green Room Awards including Best Production and Direction (Independent Theatre). Luke won the award for Direction. Luke's other credits include: The Exact Dimensions of Hell (MTC Cybec Electric), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (VCA), Eurydice (Red Stitch Actors Theatre), Group Show (MKA) and Orlando (VCA). Works with young people include: Banjos, Boots & Beyoncé (St Martins/The SUBSTATION), Fitter. Faster. Better. (Tour Director, St Martins - Junction Arts Festival, Darwin Festival) and Tell it Like it Isn’t (atyp).
Luke also has an established practice as an arts educator and has worked for Companies including Malthouse, Sydney Theatre Company, atyp, Monkey Baa Theatre Company, The Victorian College of the Arts and Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre. Luke completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012 where he was the recipient of Grace Marion Wilson Trust and the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship. He has received ArtStart and New Work grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and was part of the 2014 JUMP Mentorship Program. He is currently the Artistic Associate at St Martins Youth Arts Centre.