Leland Kean is the Chair of Crimson Rosella’s Board of Directors and the Artistic Development Manager for Merrigong Theatre Company. He has over twenty years professional experience as a Director, Producer, Designer, Dramaturg, Curator and Arts Manager.

Prior to joining Merrigong in 2015 Leland was the Artistic Director of the Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company. During his decade-long tenure with the Rock Surfers, he programmed and produced over 100 new Australian works and established both the Old Fitzroy and Bondi Pavilion Theatres.

Since graduating from the NIDA director’s course in 1997 his career has been committed to the development and production of new Australian work and artists. He has directed premieres and productions of the work of many of Australia’s most prominent writers.

Leland is the Co-Director and Co-Creator of Crimson Rosella’s Dead Horse Gap.