Chris Kohn is a theatre director, dramaturg and PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, researching the nexus between collaborative theatre creation, ethics, authorship and intellectual disability. Since 2000 has has been the founding Artistic Director of Stuck Pigs Squealing Theatre and has also been Artistic Director of Arena Theatre Company (2008-12) and La Boite Theatre Company (2014). He was the inaugural Theatre Diversity Associate for the Australia Council and Arts Queensland in 2012-14, working with Queensland theatre and arts organisations to develop greater opportunities for professional and emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. He was a 2012 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow, and recipient of a George Fairfax Award, Malcolm Robertson Award, Green Room Award for Directing and Writing and creative residencies at Les Couvent des Recollet in Paris and the State Library of Victoria. He is currently engaged in an Artist Residency at Nelson Park School for children with intellectual disabilities and as a casual artist at Back to Back (Theatre of Speed). As a freelance director he has worked with STC, Malthouse, Chambermade, Melbourne Workers Theatre and Belvoir.