Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) congratulates Examination Board and faculty member, Mr Aarne Neeme on the conferment of the Order of Australia Award in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2013, announced on 10 June 2013 by the Governor General of Australia.
This is the official notice in the Australian Gazette:
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Mr Aarne Olavi NEEME, 52 Thorne Street, Edgecliff NSW 2027 For significant service to the performing arts as a director and educator in theatre and television. Actor and Director of a range of theatrical and television productions, nationally and internationally. Directed over 300 productions in classical and contemporary repertoire. Freelance Director and Lecturer 1995-2013. Has directed episodes of: Blue Heelers (Channel 7), 2001-2005. MDA (ABC), 2002-2005. All Saints (Channel 7), 2002-2007. Home and Away (Channel 7), 2005- 2010. Neighbours (Channel 10), 2006-2010. Screen Acting Teacher, Adelaide College of the Arts, 2008-2013. Acting Teacher, Intercultural Theatre Institute, 2013. Acting Teacher, Theatre Training and Research Program, Singapore, 2003-2008. Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore, 1992-1994. Member, ITI Examination Board. Board Member, Black Theatre Company. Artistic Director, Actors Centre Sydney, 1994-1995. Artistic Director, Australian National Playwrights Conference, 1983. Artistic Director, Hunter Valley Theatre Company, 1980-1982. Head of Theatre Department, WA Academy of Performing Arts, 1985-1989. Director, Octagon Theatre, Perth, 1969-1971; and the Nimrod Street Theatre Company, Sydney, 1971-1972. Artistic Director, National Theatre Company, Perth, 1973-1977. Artistic Director, Hole-in-the-Wall Theatre Company, 1990-1991. Awards/recognition include: Trans Tasman Fellow, 1983. Churchill Fellow, 1978