TERRAPIN ARTISTS

Michelle Robin Anderson
Margi Brown Ash
Van Badham
Badiucao
Clare Britton
Heath Brown
Jamie Clennett
Martyn Coutts
Matt Daniels
Oslo Davis
Selena de Carvalho
Caleb Doherty
Drew Fairley
Matthew Fargher
Bryony Geeves
Quinn Griggs
Nicholas Higgins
Raelee Hill
Guy Hooper
Felicity Horsley
Jason James
Mel King
Finegan Kruckemeyer
Paul Lalo
Jane Longhurst
David Morton
Stefan Le Mottee
Maeve Mhairi MacGregor
Maxine Mellor
Greg Methe
Jeff Michel
Sean Monro
Jill Munro
Frank Newman
Tom O’Hern
Jonathon Oxlade
Kane Petersen
Thomas Pidd
Kai Raisbeck
Brett Rogers
Dean Stevenson
Rosalind Sydney
Emily Tomlins
Cathy Wilcox
Drew Wilson
Matt Wilson
Roz Wren

 

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Michelle Robin Anderson

Since completing her training in Contemporary Performance at WAAPA/SOCA Michelle has gravitated towards puppetry, physical theatre, acting and devised performance.

As a performer she has worked for a diverse range of companies around Australia and overseas, including My Darling Patricia with the The Piper for Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Sydney Festival and the national tour of the highly acclaimed Africa. She works regularly with Erth Visual and Physical Theatre wrangling dinosaurs in Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo as well as Murder for Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Ten Days on the Island. She was a puppeteer for I Think I Can for Art & About and Casula Powerhouse with Terrapin Puppet Theatre. Other highlights include Resort Apolalypse and The Pigeons for The Blue Room’s Summer Nights at Perth Fringeworld, Welcome to Slaughter, a theatrical horror told from the inside of a car also at The Blue Room, Weeping Spoon’s Pollyanna, an ambitious site-specific birthday party turned crime scene, Mythophobic Productions with the South African and New York tour of Hope is the saddestplaying a deluded Dolly Parton fan, Spanish company La Fura Dels and the outdoor spectacle of The LotteryWest Perth Festival Opening, The Birthday, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Mary Surefoot Shoe Collection with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Don’t Look Back with UK company dreamthinkspeak – a site-specific journey of Orpheus’ trip to the underworld, and The Laramie Project with Black Swan Theatre Company.

Michelle has had additional training with PACT Theatre, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Frantic Assembly, SITI Company, The Impulse Company (Meisner technique) and Theatre Du Soleil. She is currently learning to surf and it is taking longer than anticipated.

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Margi Brown Ash

Margi’s professional ‘lives’ include being a performer, educator, coach, director, playwright and psychotherapist, with her own creative arts therapy studio 4change coaching & counselling http://www.4change.com.au Company in Residence at Metro Arts, downtown Brisbane. Margi has been involved in theatre for over 40 years in Sydney, New York, Perth, country NSW and Brisbane. She founded FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE Production Company, focusing on socially relevant works to promote change. Margi is also co-founder/resident artist of the multi award winning theatre company nest ensemble.  In 2015 Margi co-founded Women in Theatre Bridge Club, a group of like minded theatre professionals who consistently work towards gender parity in the Queensland theatre industry.  Margi is in her final year of her performative PhD,  a platinum member of Australia’s Actors Equity and a member of the Queensland Theatre Company’s National Artistic Team.

http://www.margibrownash.com

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Van Badham

Van is a Melbourne-based feminist writer, theatremaker, critic, activist, occasional broadcaster and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. She is currently employed as a political columnist and culture critic for The Guardian Australia, while as a theatremaker she’s had more than 100 international productions of her work. In 2014, her theatre projects include Notoriously Yours – a live action spy movie about the surveillance state that won the Critics’ Circle prize and two other awards in Adelaide and is transferring to the Edinburgh Festival, The Trollhunter – a Melbourne Comedy Festival show with Catherine Deveny, and Terrapin’s Big Baby.

Her works for stage and musical theatre have appeared in the Edinburgh Festival, Adelaide Festival, New York Summer Play Festival, in Australia at Malthouse Theatre and Griffin Theatre, in London at the Royal Court Theatre, the Bush (for Paines Plough), the Finborough and Theatre503; and toured extensively in the UK, across her native Australia and to the US, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. The BBC World Service, Radio 4 and Radio 3 have produced her radio dramas. Her first novel, Burnt Snow, released in Australia in 2010, is the first in a three-book series for Pan Macmillan. She trained in writing for television on attachment to BBC serial Holby City and her award-winning short film, Octopus, screened in the Dungog, Tropfest Australia, Munich International, Berlin International and LA Shorts festivals.
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Badiucao

Badiucao is a popular and prolific political artist from China, and he confronts a variety of social and political issues head on in his work. He uses his art to challenge the censorship and dictatorship via his Twitter account @badiucao. His work was used by Amnesty International, Freedom House, BBC, CNN and China Digital Times and exhibited in Australia America and Italy.  

He believes history is constantly being unified and tampered with, and even forgotten, when free speech and democracy are absent. His art is a record of his personal perspective on social issues to confront the official record. He believes art and internet has the power to deconstruct the arrogance and authority of dictatorship as building block of individual awakening and free independence.

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Clare Britton

Clare is an artist who works to create original, visual theatre, applying her experience as designer, performer and theatre maker. Clare is Co-Artistic Director of My Darling Patricia. A founding member of the company, Clare has collaborated to create My Darling Patricia’s process and body of work, which has toured nationally and won theatre and design awards in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Concurrent to her practice with My Darling Patricia, Clare has an active freelance practice. This includes an ongoing collaboration with artist Matt Prest, creating performance/installation works The Tent, Hole in the Wall, and, in collaboration with Branch Nebula, Whelping Box.

Clare is currently developing My Darling Patricia works Mantle, Alice Osborne’s Falling Woman, The Piper and The Batela Project. Freelance, Clare is working on Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor’s The Fox and the Freedom Fighters and Room Noise with Matt Prest.

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Heath Brown

Heath is an Australian composer with a strong focus on collaborative projects.  His work ranges from film and TV to performing arts and installation. He has written scores for three feature films (Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla, 41 and El Monstro Del Mar!) and countless shorts and his film work has been recognised throughout the world with a number of awards for original music composition, including the award for Best Original Score at the 2012 Maverick Movie Awards for his score to 41. He also composed the score for both seasons of the multi-award winning web series Noirhouse (funded by Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania and the ABC) and the 2015 ABC documentary series Bespoke. In 2015, Heath collaborated with singer Aly Patmore to provide a live performance piece as part of Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey’s large scale exhibition The Shadows Calling at Detached, which was presented by Dark MOFO.

Heath has written extensively for the theatre, notably for Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Big Baby, The Waltzing Tree, Red Racing Hood), Tasmanian Theatre Co. (Sex With Strangers, Born From Animals, The Boy With the Longest Shadow, Poxed), and Blue Cow (Grounded).

His work has appeared in a number of arts festivals including Ten Days on the Island (Poxed, Radio Gothic) and Dark MOFO (The Shadows Calling, The Geometry of Innocent Flesh on the Bone – a collaborative installation work with Oscar Ferreiro).

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Jamie Clennett

Tasmanian born Designer and Animator Jamie Clennett completed a Bachelor Of Fine Arts at the University Of Tasmania in 1999. In 2002 Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Design from National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Jamie’s Theatre credits include The Homecoming with B-Sharpe at Downstairs Belvoir directed by Robert Kennedy; Snapshot at the Melbourne Fringe Festival directed by Sean Munro, which received a festival commendation, and most recently Beyond The Neck, written by Awgie award winning playwright, Tom Holloway.

In 2004 Jamie completed a diploma in Animation and Interactive Media (AIM) at RMIT, where he produced a short animation entitled The Fabulous Adventure Of Mr. MoneyMr. Money premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2005, and also screened at the prestigious Stuttgart Festival of Animation in Germany in 2006. Jamie created animation for the original season of the puppet show, Dr Egg & The Man With No Ear directed by Jessica Wilson, which premiered at the Arts Centre’s Fairfax Theatre 2007.

Jamie is currently in pre-production for a short animated film entitled Gristle, written by Jonathan auf der Heide. In 2008 Jamie has completed work on animated opening titles for a BBC1 drama called New Town, and has just completed a short animated film entitled The Discoveryes Historical Of Captaine Coperniumbus, written by Tom Holloway, funded by both Screen Australia and Telstra Big Pond. Currently Jamie is producing animated content for Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical for London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.

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Martyn Coutts

Martyn is an award winning Australian performance artist and dramaturge. His work has been shown in theatres, online, museums and in public space, nationally and internationally. His collaboration with Sam Routledge has led to the Green Room nominated Operation, Computer Boy and I Think I Can, which has been shown in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Albany and Pittsburgh in its premiere year. Martyn is an Associate Artist at interdisciplinary company Aphids. He was co-creator of nationally touring work Thrashing Without Looking and currently leads the development for The Family Show. Martyn has co-created the large-scale projects Visible City (the keynote project of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival), SAC35 (the 35th anniversary of the Salamanca Arts Centre) and 20 Questions for the Wheeler Centre. He has been the dramaturge on a number of critically acclaimed dance, performance and interactive works and has also collaborated on a multitude of other projects as a video artist, performer and consultant. Martyn is a Board Member of the Next Wave Festival. www.martyncoutts.com

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Matt Daniels

Matt is a digital artist and creative technologist. He works freelance, predominantly on arts based projects. He has a passion for new technologies, specifically how they will influence art and what new art forms will arise from them. Matt is fascinated by the influence of computer games, the level of engagement people have with them and how these technologies and processes can be used for communicating ideas outside of the traditional gaming genres.  Matt enjoys melding art and technology and has applied this in anything from creating digital graphics and effects to digital puppetry, animation, games, touch sensors and motion based interfaces. Matt has worked as system designer and content creator for film, theatre and online projects as well as art performances and installations. He is happy using software or writing custom code and has been known to wield a soldering iron when necessary – what ever it takes to realise his visions or that of his collaborators.
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Oslo Davis

Oslo Davis is a widely published illustrator, artist and cartoonist. Oslo draws regularly for the Age newspaper and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and online for SBS. He has also drawn for the Golden Plains music festival, the National Gallery of Victoria, Readings, Triple R FM and the Wheeler Centre, among many others. Oslo’s books have covered topics ranging from Donald Trump, Henry Lawson, Asian mothers and scenes of angst-ridden daily life you can colour in.

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Selena de Carvalho

Selena is a trans-disciplinary artist and designer based in Tasmania Australia. Her practice responds to notions of personal ecology and human interaction with the environment. Technology and creativity are used as a means to raise questions as opposed to providing answers.

Selena is the recipient of state and national funding for individual and collaborative projects and has participated in residencies in Beijing (China) and Tarraleah (Australia). She has been mentored by Anna Tregloan in design for live performance and by Raef Sawford in time based media.

For 2013 she was the recipient of the Arts Tasmania Dombrovskis award. As part of her Dombrovkis project Selena completed an internship with Magnificent Revolution, a pop up pedal powered cinema collective. In March 2013 she designed Shadow Dreams for Terrapin Puppet Theatre. Following this she participated in Performance Incubator (a master class/residency with New York based Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins). She was part of the Networked Art Forms: Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits (Notorious R & D) at Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania as part of Dark Mofo and ISEA and attended NetWorkshop with Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev. She participated in SITUATE: Art in Festivals lab and residency program and has recently joined the board of ConstanceARI as Co-Chair.

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Caleb Doherty

Caleb is highly regarded for his skills as a sound and video technician; he has mixed everyone from Lyrics Born to Regina Sector and his video clients range from Tasdance and Terrapin to the Australian Red Cross and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

In 2008 Caleb officially launched Solid Orange Productions. Solid Orange isn’t your average production house, they have hung out of helicopters to get the perfect shot, filled in as the crew for a Danish news station, and even designed huge interactive multimedia experiences for 100s of young people… but generally speaking they specialise in customised corporate video at guaranteed prices and quality event documentation. To see what projects Caleb has been working on recently, or to check out the Solid Orange product range, visit www.solidorange.com.au

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Drew Fairley

Drew co-devised Mongrel-The Prince of Denmark, which won awards for both Comedy and Drama at New York International Fringe Festival. In Australia Drew wrote and performed The Golden Mullet in Sydney, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He also wrote regularly for the Bongo Players Cabaret in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Drew has collaborated with Kate Smith and they have together written two plays: Bangers and Mash and The No Chance in Hell Hotel. In 2008 they were commissioned by the Merrigong Theatre Company to write a new musical play called The Unspeakable Itch with music by Phil Scott. Drew’s ten minute satire, The Stallion of Death won the 2008 Short and Sweet Peoples’ Choice Award. A full length version was presented later the same year. More recently Drew has written a Cabaret/ Comedy show called Oh My God I’ve Been Kidnapped and I Hate What I’m Wearing – a Show Girl Odyssey. Drew has also written The Monster Dot Dot Dot – a comedy thriller and Nuzzle – a comedy about porn, fashion and art.

Drew has been invited to write a screen play with Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion – Sydney, Berlin, Cannes Film Festivals), and is working on his own feature length Rom/Com screen play called I You Only Knew. He has also written three first draft TV series: two are comedies An Eighties Actress and Tremendous Fortune and one is a mystery/drama Sid Town. Drew wrote, filmed and edited a six part web series shot in the same hotel room called Upgrade. He has written several short films including Eating Cake, The Terror Dak Pool, The Tour, A Right I Retain, Listen, Bubble, The Truth, I Killed an Ibis and Trashion.

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Matthew Fargher

Matthew has composed original music for Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Touch the Air, Boats, The Gatekeeper, Love, Sleeping Horses Lie), Marrugeku’s Mimi, Crying Baby, BURU and Burning Daylight, Circus Oz, Australian Theatre for Young People, Australian Theatre of the Deaf, Sidetrack Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre, Kickstart Arts (Home Truths, Every Wrinkle Tells a Story, A Cat Called Bird, Happiness films), various festivals and events, as well as numerous films and animation projects. He created Origins with musicians and storytellers from Hobart, Melbourne and Broome.

Matthew has worked nationally and internationally since the early 1980s and has been resident in Tasmania for 11 years. Matthew has worked with a wide range of musical styles and technologies in his 20 years as a composer. His composition often uses custom designed instruments and manipulated found-sound alongside contemporary forms (Hip Hop, Reggae, World, Roots and Blues). He has also been involved in location specific sound design, instrument making, and soundscape design for organisations such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, Mountain Festival Hobart, and the Works Festival Glenorchy.

He performs with and coordinates the “Roadhouse Ravens” a mental health support group for musicians and writers; they have recently completed a yearlong exploration of Mount Wellington in music and song. Matthew is also a youth and community producer in Tasmania working with aboriginal elders and emerging artists as well as young rock bands, vocalists and hip hop artists producing original work for audio and video, and teaching song writing and audio design. He has established and runs a community access recording studio for the Pulse Youth Health Centre in Glenorchy, Hobart. In this context he also produces under the alias BJ Bedlam.

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Bryony Geeves

Bryony is a Hobart-based actress, puppeteer, installation performer, musician, designer, tutor and theatre maker who, since studying at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, has performed for several national and international theatre and film companies. Currently puppeteering for her third year with Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Bryony has also performed for Erth Physical and Visual Inc. (Dream of the Thylacine), Big Monkey Productions (Alice in Wonderland), Tasmanian Theatre Company (Bombshells), Directions Theatre (The Tempest), Telwell Productions, Ireland (Mna Dibeartha), Adam Walker Productions (The Room at the Top of the Stairs), Shouting in the Evening (Sweeney Todd) and the Second Echo Ensemble (Book, Branch, Bench). She has worked as a puppetry tutor for TMAG, a drama tutor for COSMOS and has, in the last year, received several grants to attend residencies, forums and theatre hothouses in order to expand her knowledge and practice of theatre-making, puppeteering and performing.

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Quinn Griggs

Quinn is a versatile performing artist: actor, puppeteer, and physical performer. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with the University of Tasmania in 2002 while training extensively with Is Theatre in a wide range of contemporary physical theatre devising and performance techniques.

Quinn has performed in numerous corporate theatre gigs with companies such as AboutFace Productions, Terrapin and Is Theatre Ltd. Other early theatre credits include performances in Hillary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (both with Plot), Tom Holloway’s Revelator (Sleeping Dogs), POD 8 (Back2Back Theatre), and Second Echo Ensemble’s If I’d Jump, I’d Fly.  More recently, Quinn performed in both a Summer and an Easter season of the ever-popular Port Arthur Historic Site Plays (The Shingle Strike, A Boy’s Life, and The Man Who Threw a Stone). He puppeteered for Red Jelly’s “Share the Road” Television Campaign, and also performed in The Hobart Rep’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). Quinn is a current performing member of Hobart Playback Theatre.

Quinn’s acting credits with Big Monkey, include the family shows Robin Hood and Pinocchio, stage and roving appearances for the Seafarer’s Festival, Festivale, and Kids in the Park, as well as collaborative ensemble works with director Neil Cameron for both the Queenstown Heritage and Arts Festival (Lake Margaret Players’: The Story of the People of Lake Margaret) and the Ten Days – Tasmanian International Art’s Festival show Watermark.

For Terrapin, Quinn has performed in school touring show Con Artists (2007), and in corporate theatre performances: The Dogs and Mr Big. He has also run workshops in puppetry, and has participated in the creative development process for a number of Terrapin shows. Quinn has performed in every one of the 400+ shows of Terrapin’s Helpmann Award-winning production Boats, which has toured statewide, nationally and internationally since its creation in 2008.

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Nicholas Higgins

Nick Higgins has been an independent lighting designer since graduating from WAAPA in 1999. He has worked across all genres in all states and for most companies. Nick is not only a lighting designer, but a photographer and film-maker. He was a nominee for the Best Lighting Design Award, Sydney Theatre Awards for his design for Frankenstein for the Ensemble Theatre Company. Nick and his partner moved to Tasmania after working on a show and falling in love with the state. He just hopes that no-one else finds out how wonderful it is here!

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Raelee Hill

Raelee is well-known to audiences in Australia for her appearances in a string of much-loved TV series: Janet King, Water Rats, Blue Heelers, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue: Special Ops, My Brother Jack, Paradise Beach and Neighbours. Raelee is perhaps best known internationally for portraying Sikozu, a role that was created especially for her, in the long-running TV sci-fi hit, Farscape.

Raelee played the lead female role in the feature films The Final Winter and Long Road to Heaven. Raelee’s theatre credits include playing Wendy Darling in the multi-million dollar production of Pan for the Jim Henson Company.

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Guy Hooper

Guy has worked professionally as a performer, deviser, director and teacher of theatre for thirty years. Guy has been an ensemble member of Death Defying Theatre, Circus Oz, The Murray River Performing Group, and a freelance actor working for theatre companies including Back to Back, Playbox, La Mama, Elston, Hocking & Woods, HotHouse, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, The Round Earth Company, Blue Cow, and the Tasmanian Theatre Company.
Since moving to Tasmania with his family in 2007 Guy has appeared in The Messiah, And No More Shall We Part, Born From Animals, Sick and Tree Widows (TTC), Poxed, Sex, Death and a Cup of Tea (TTC and Ten Days on the Island) Simon’s Final Sound, The State of the Tasmanian Economy, 100 Reasons for War, The Tempest (Blue Cow Theatre), The Country (Next Stage), and The Ship That Never Was (The Round Earth Company).
Guy directed The Trade and Sick for the Tasmanian Theatre Company. He has also worked as director/writer on a number of community cultural development projects with the Second Echo Ensemble (Book, Branch, Bench) and the Generations Ensemble Theatre.
In 2017 Guy was awarded the Theatre Council of Tasmania Best Male Actor in a Professional Production for his performance as Prospero in The Tempest for Blue Cow Theatre.
Guy has been a proud MEAA Equity member since 1984.

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Felicity Horsley

Felicity is a Performer, Theatre maker, Community Cultural Development Artist and Educator. As a performer Felicity currently works as a freelance, for festivals and with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and Polyglot Theatre. She has been developing and implementing community arts programs for over 12 years, facilitating art, circus and performance workshops for young people in some of the most remote communities across Australia as well as overseas. Maningrida College in Arnhem land (NT) employ Felicity on a regular basis as an artist in residence, performing arts teacher and director. Felicity has years of training in physical performance including a Postgraduate Diploma in Animateuring (performance creation) from Victorian College of the Arts (2009), a major in acrobatics at the Beijing International Arts School, China (2007) and was supported by the Ian Potter Foundation to attend the John Bolton Theatre School in Auckland, (2011). She is currently developing her own interdisciplinary work in Tasmania, supported by Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe Program. Felicity is a recipient of the Australia Council’s Artstart program and was recently supported by Theatre Council Tasmania in the Producing Cultural Leaders Mentor Program.

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Jason James

Jason has worked as a lighting designer for over ten years; creating designs principally for new works. His recent credits include Shadow Dreams, The Gatekeeper, Love and Sleeping Horses Lie Terrapin Puppet Theatre,  The Barbarians and Kimisis IHOS Opera, Birds M.A.D.E., The Landing Party, SAC35 Salamanca Arts Centre, Death by Television Briony Kidd, Hieronymus Andrew Harper, ErrorInTime() Nancy Mauro-Flude, La Casa Di Signori Marisa Mastrocola and Nigel Kellaway, The Company I Keep, Branch Book Bench and If I Jumped I’d Fly Tasmanian Theatre Company.

Jason has a Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events, and an Associate Diploma of Electrical Engineering. He is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Sculpture. During the day he teaches the lighting and core studies for the Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events for Salamanca Performing Arts Course in Entertainment.

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Mel King

Graduating from Theatre Nepean in 1991, Mel has worked in theatre, film and TV. In theatre Mel has performed with Riverina Theatre Co, Canberra Theatre Co, Siren Theatre Co, REM and Tas Performs. Joining Terrapin Puppet Theatre in 1994 Mel has toured nationally and internationally in the productions Freedom of the Heart, Little Red, Yolla, Heroes, Unearthed, The BFG, Frankenstein, Explosion Therapy, Helena and the Journey of the Hello and most recently Love.

In 2000 she worked with Henson puppets on the Australian production of Pan and performed in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Paralympic Games with French Puppet Company Plasticien Volants. In 2003 Mel joined Big Monkey and has been seen in productions of Treasure Island, Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland and Once a Jolly Swagman. She appeared in the Tasmanian Theatre Company’s inaugural production of Bombshells and the 2011 co-production with Ten Days on the Island of Poxed. For Blue Cow Theatre Mel performed in Tidal Pools and Ruben Guthrie. Most recently Mel performed with her own company Extended Play Projects in an adult puppetry work Hungry For You.

Her short film credits include Our Man in Tasmania, Knit One, The Promising and Sound Blocks Pain. Her feature credits include First Fagin and Arctic Blast. She has puppeteered for TV on Farscape and The Wiggles, and The Wiggles Movie, as well as TV credits on G.P., Fallen Angels and Home and Away. Mel was also part of the successful ABC produced radio series Blogdaddy.

 

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Finegan has had 80 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has enjoyed seasons in: over 100 international festivals; eight US national tours; six UK national tours; and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), DC’s Kennedy Center for the Arts (three works), New York’s Lincoln Center for the Arts, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre, and at theatres throughout Germany (where he is represented by Rowohlt).

He and his work have received 36 national and international awards over the past 13 years, including the inaugural Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, 2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, 2015 CHASS Future Leader Award, and four Australian Writers Guild Awards.

He was Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Lincoln Center Summer Forum, and has spoken at conferences in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Indonesia, Scotland, Sweden and the US, with essays published and works studied at several international universities.

He lives in Tasmania with his wife Essie and son Moe.

Examples of his work can be seen at www.finegankruckemeyer.com

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Paul Lalo

Paul was born in France and after living in different places around the world arrived in Australia to study at the Queensland College of Art where he graduated with a Bachelor of animation with Honours in 2009. Since then he had the pleasure of working with various studios and as a freelancer on a variety of commercial illustration and animation projects. His passion for animation has naturally led him to teaching and he has been lecturing at the Griffith University and leading workshops aimed at the younger ones in partnership with the State Library of QLD. in 2012 Paul co-founded his own boutique animation studio, Soymilk Studio together with his partner, Jenni Vigaud. He is also the founder of Ozanimate, a leading industry showcase website and has recently moved to Melbourne to pursue further creative adventures.

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Stefan Le Mottee

Stefan studied graphic art at Swinburne in the mid 90’s, and since then has worked as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and animator. He joined Blue Rocket Productions in 2006 and was Lead Animator on the kid’s TV show, Pixel Pinkie series 1 and 2, as well as the interstitial series, Mega Bites. He also worked with Blue Rocket as a visual artist and animator on the My Place website for the ABC. Stefan occasionally gets the urge to tread the boards; his most notable performance to date was as Begbie in Old Nick’s production of Trainspotting. Stefan has created animations for Terrapin’s The Gatekeeper (2010) and Love (2011).

 

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Jane Longhurst

Jane hails from Hobart and has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1990. Her television credits include Blue Heelers, GP, Janus, The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and A Country Practice. Jane has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, at La Mama, with various independent Theatre companies within Melbourne and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

Now based in Tasmania Jane’s recent theatre credits include Assistant Director to Scott Rankin for Big hArt’s World Premiere production of Blue Angel for Tasmanian International Arts Festival 2015, performances in Grounded, Terminus and the premiere and return seasons of The State of the Tasmanian Economy for Blue Cow Theatre, Born from Animals, and the Tasmanian Theatre Award winning production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? staged in the Esmond Dorney House for Tasmanian Theatre Company.

Together with composer and sound artist Dylan Sheridan, Jane was co-creator of the performance The Green Room, presented in the historic Gunpowder Magazine on the Queen’s Domain in Hobart. Jane was the inaugural Executive Officer for the Theatre Council of Tasmania and is currently the Co-Chair of the Tasmanian Creative Industries Council.

Jane works regularly as a voice over artist, presents concerts with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra throughout Tasmania, hosts events big and small and can be heard regularly discussing sport on Statewide Mornings with Leon Compton on ABC Local Radio where she also works as a fill in presenter for Local Radio including ABC Rural and ABC Classic FM.

In 2016 Jane will perform with Terrapin for the first time in You and Me and the Space Between.

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David Morton

Dead Puppet Society: As Writer/Director/Designer: The Wider Earth (co-production with Queensland Theatre and development with St. Ann’s Warehouse), Argus (Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Theatre, Lincoln Center for Performing Arts), The Harbinger (co-production with Critical Stages and La Boite Theatre Company), Laser Beak Man (co-production with Brisbane Festival and La Boite Theatre Company and development with the New Victory Theatre), Last Tree in the City (co-production with Artslink Queensland), The Timely Death of Victor Blott (co-production with Metro Arts); Little Grey Wolf (co-production with Brisbane Festival and The Garden of Unearthly Delights). Queensland Theatre: As Designer: Trollop. Positions: Associate Artist 2014-2015, Queensland Theatre Company. Training: Doctor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) with Hons, QUT.

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Maeve Mhairi MacGregor

Maeve is a Tasmanian based, nationally transient jack-of-all-trades thespian, and co-artistic director of Loud Mouth Theatre Co. She graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2011 with a Bachelor in Dramatic Art (Acting) and since graduating has undertaken extra study with several high calibre directors and teachers including Anthony Skuse and Larry Moss. In February 2012 Maeve interned under Playwriting Australia’s Artistic Director Chris Mead for the National Playwriting Festival at Melbourne’s Malthouse. This experience added further fuel to the fire that is Maeve’s passion for the creation and support of new Australian works. Maeve’s acting credits since graduation include Lyrebird for Tamarama Rock Surfers, The Lighthouse for The Sydney Chamber Opera, Top Girls for the New Theatre and Home and Away for the 7 Network. Her directing credits include The Clinic Of Unhappiness and Negative Therapy for NIDA Independent, Babyfood for Hobart’s OneFest, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Directions Productions. Work on script and project development workshops in various roles include The Clinic of Unhappiness and Negative Therapy by Heath Ivey-Law, Fallout by Maree Freeman, Rare Earth by Ian Wilding and most recently Big Baby: Boss of The World by Van Badham for Terrapin. Currently Maeve is directing Venus in Fur by David Ives for Loud Mouth, as well as performing in and assistant director for Born From Animals for the Tasmanian Theatre Company.

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Maxine Mellor

Maxine is an award-winning Queensland playwright who has authored over twenty plays, and had work produced throughout Australia. Awards include the Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwright’s Award (2001, 2002, 2003), the QTC George Landen Dann Award (2004) and a Matilda Award for best new independent work for Performance (2005) for Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats. In 2012 she was announced winner of Inscription’s Edward Albee New York City Residency and winner of the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.

Maxine has been an associate writer with Queensland Theatre Company; a World Interplay festival delegate; an alumnus of the Australian Theatre for Young People’s writing program; and a Playlab Lab Rats writer. She is currently resident playwright at La Boite Theatre Company, and commissioned by Griffin Theatre Company for The Silver Alps.

Recent productions include Trollop (Queensland Theatre Company), Anna Robi & The House of Dogs (Under the Radar), and Sleeping Horses Lie (Terrapin Puppet Theatre). Maxine’s work is published through Playlab and the Australian Script Centre.

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Greg Methe

Greg is a designer/maker who completed a Bachelor of Environmental Design at the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. Greg moved from architectural projects to theatre-based design and has worked with a range of companies including Salamanca Theatre, Zootango Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company (South Australia). He has been working with Terrapin since the Company’s inception in 1981. Greg was a member of the Australia Council’s Drama Committee from 1993 to 1996. He chaired the committee and was a member of the Performing Arts Board from 1994 – 1996.

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Jeff Michel

Jeff trained in Cleveland, Ohio with James Thornton and later in New York at The Michael Howard Studios and the School of Russian Art Theatre Summer School at Columbia University. In New York he appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The White Devil. Since moving to Tasmania in 2005, he has performed in various family and adult shows. With Terrapin he has toured the mainland, been to Ireland, New Zealand and the USA with Boats, winner of the 2012 Helpmann award for the Best Presentation for Children. Other Terrapin credits include Love, The Gatekeeper and The Falling Room and the Flying Room. In 2010 he co-founded Blue Cow Theatre and appeared in their first production, Art, which tours the mainland in 2013. In 2012 he appeared in Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus for Blue Cow. Other family and adult credits include: Cabaret, Pinocchio, Wind in the Willows, and The Mikado. Jeff is also an educator and has taught English and Drama for grades 11 and 12, and recently directed his first college musical, All Shook Up. Jeff is a member of Actor’s Equity in the USA and Australia.

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Sean Monro

Sean’s theatre writing credits include Water Daughter (Griffin at the Stables), The Art of Penetration (Belvoir) and The Upper Hand (Belvoir), One Notion (Hair of the Dog), Out There (Hair of the Dog), Light Particles (co-author) (Hair of the Dog), The Present (Sleeping Dogs), Snapshot (co-author) (Melbourne Fringe Festival), The Waltzing Tree (Terrapin), Tidal Pools (Blue Cow Theatre), The Killers of Time (adaptation – Geoffrey Dean) (Tasmanian Theatre Company and Australian Writers Centre), Legs Elbows Lips (Salamanca Arts Centre), and Born From Animals (Tasmanian Theatre Company).  He regularly works as the writer on I Think I Can for Terrapin. For radio, he wrote Shiver in the River (ABC). Works to preview in 2015 are Possum (Mudlark Theatre) and Sick (Tasmanian Theatre Company).

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Jill Munro

 

 Jill Munro

In 2015 Jill is designing Red Racing Hood for Terrapin Puppet Theatre, and SICK and Sex with Strangers for Tasmanian Theatre Company (TTC) and Straight Jacket Productions. Past production designs include Big Baby for Terrapin Puppet Theatre; Blitz! and As We Forgive for Tasmania Performs; and The Journey Girl, The Trade, and The Boy with the Longest Shadow for TTC.

Jill is a qualified Floral Designer and has an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design. She has a background in costume design and construction, and puppet making. For over 10 years Jill travelled the world and worked as a multi award winning florist, designer, and small business manager. She studied costume design in Sydney and has designed and made costumes, puppets and props for television and stage. As a floral designer she has won several national and international awards including Australian Florist of the Year and a Silver Medal at The Chelsea Flower Show in London. Jill has designed and created sculptural installations for window displays, functions and promotions in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sydney and Melbourne. She has also made floral displays for the British Royal Family.

Jill also has an Advanced Diploma in Stage Management, and has worked as Production Manager, Tour Manager, Stage Manager or Assistant Stage Manager on numerous productions over the last 7 years. She has also worked on several large Tasmanian festivals including Mona Foma, Falls Festival, Festival of Voices, Dark Mofo, and Ten Days on the Island.

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Frank Newman

Frank was Terrapin’s Artistic Director from 2007-2012. He has directed, produced and performed for over 18 years. He has a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Majoring in Theatre Technology, from Wollongong University. Frank’s shows have played in festivals and venues in New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, the USA, China and around Australia including the Sydney Opera House, the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Adelaide Festival Centre. He has worked with artists such as the Dell ‘Arte Players in California, Nigel Jamieson, Nick Enright, Gary Stewart and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Frank is exploring what happens when puppetry and technology meet.

For Terrapin, Frank directed Explosion Therapy, Helena and the Journey of the Hello, The Falling Room and the Flying Room, When the Pictures Came, The Gatekeeper, The Waltzing Tree, Love, Sleeping Horses Lie, Shadow Dreams and the Helpmann Award winning Boats.

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Tom O’Hern

Tom is a Hobart based artist. His practice spans murals, graffiti, animation and drawing. He has shown widely in museums, galleries and toilet walls around Australia, including many shows with Bett Gallery Hobart, and with Black Art Projects in Melbourne and Sydney. Tom studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the University of Tasmania, and he was included in the 2011 Primavera. He has completed residencies in Paris, Hobart and XuCun, China.

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Jonathon Oxlade

Jonathon Oxlade

Jonathon studied Illustration and Sculpture at the Queensland College of Art.  He has designed set and costumes for Windmill Theatre, The Queensland Theatre Company, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Circa, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, Bell Shakespeare, Polytoxic, Men Of Steel, The Real TV Project, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, The Escapists, The Border Project, State Theatre of South Australia and LaBoite Theatre; and for venues and festivals including the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, The Malthouse, Performance Space and the Queensland Art Gallery. Jonathon has illustrated the Picture Book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian, the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee; and was Festival Designer for the 2010 Out of the Box Festival, 2015 Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia, and is currently the Resident Designer at Windmill Theatre.

He received Matilda Awards for Best Designer for A Christmas Carol and Contribution to Queensland Theatre in 2005; and for Best Designer for Attack of the Attacking Attackers in 2009.  He was nominated for a Greenroom Award in 2010 for Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd for Best Design, and a Ruby Award in 2011 for School Dance.  Jonathon was nominated for a Helpmann award in 2013 and 2014, for Best Scenic Design, for School Dance and Pinocchio along with Greenroom nominations for Skeleton and I Heart John McEnroe.

Jonathon was awarded the Lord Mayors Fellowship Grant to attend the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and Theatre Architecture.

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Kane Petersen

Kane is a clown, MC, physical comedian, director, teacher and circus artist. Kane studied Theatre and Media at CSU, trained circus at NICA, and trained Clown at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in Paris. In 2003/04 Kane was Artistic Director at ‘Slipstream Circus’.

Kane works as a freelance artist, which has taken him around Australia many times and abroad to Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. His unique comedic MC style has him regularly hosting major events, including: Australia Day Celebrations, Luna Park, Adelaide Fringe, Tasmanian Circus Festival, Rotary International Fundraisers, Melbourne Juggling Convention, Kids Comedy Galas, and many cabaret productions. Kane has worked as an ensemble performer with Circus Monoxide, and is at present with Company 2 and Circus Quirkus. He has toured his own independent shows Circus Risque, The Boat Show, Topsy Turvy (Brisbane Festival 2013), Dos or Duo and Dos or Duo – Deux(nominated for a Green Room Award), and The Stupendous Spot‘(The Taste of Tasmania), and has worked on many projects for a plethora of companies including Strut and Fret, Circus Oz, Lady Torpedo Productions, WIRED, The Dirty Brothers – Sideshow, The Tiny Tops, Brophy Productions and ATYP. In Dec 2012 Kane and his partner Jessica McCrindle recreated the Elephant on a Hire Wire walk for Melbourne Luna Park’s 100 year anniversary celebrations.

Kane has been Artist in Residence on numerous projects in places including Regional NSW (circus program implementation 2005), Chigwell TAS (2006), Niddrie VIC (2008), Collingwood Primary VIC (2009), and Tooborak / Pylong VIC (2010).  Kane appears in Terrapin’s Big Baby.

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Thomas Pidd

Thomas has spent the last 12 years spreading himself around as many different areas of the performing arts industry as is humanly possible. Recently graduating from NIDA (Sydney), Thomas also has previous experience working and training in Hobart and Perth. His core talent lies in acting for stage and screen but he has often found himself singing and dancing in shows such as The Pink Tutu (NIDA directors) Cats (Exit Left) and Les Miserables (TTUT and Craig Wellington productions). As a young man Thomas cut his teeth on the stage in Hobart with credits including several Shakespeare, comedy and dramatic works, while also getting a feel for the small screen appearing in multiple TV commercials in Hobart and then Perth.

Thomas was awarded the Keith Bain OAM Scholarship in Movement 2014 in recognition of his interest in physical theatre and movement, particularly during his time at NIDA. This in turn has unlocked an old keen interest in physical theatre and circus arts, and he has been exploring this field since graduating.

Most recently Thomas had the experience of working with internationally acclaimed playwright/screen writer/novelist and director Adam Rapp on a new work Wolf in the River as a part of the final production season at NIDA, and took a show he produced and co-created down to The Village as a part of The Falls Music and Arts Festival in Marion Bay Tasmania.

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Kai Raisbeck

Raised on the North West coast of Tasmania, Kai is a recent graduate from the Directing course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He also holds a Masters of Film and Video from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts in Theatre from The University of Tasmania. Recently Kai was granted an Artstart grant from the Australia Council.

He made his Hobart debut in This Uncharted Hour with Tasmania Performs in 2011. Kai recently completed an Affiliate Directorship at Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney and in September 2012 he will be directing The Hiding Place by Kendall Feaver at the Australian Theatre for Young People. His most recent theatre directing credits include From a Great Height by Mark Konik for Subtlenuance Theatre and Celebrity Healing by Jessica Bellamy for Griffringe 2011. Kai is appearing in Sleeping Horses Lie for Terrapin.

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Brett Rogers

Brett has been working in the entertainment industry for over ten years in both professional and amateur theatre, film and television. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2009. Originally from Tasmania, Brett performed for companies such as Big Monkey, Hobart Rep and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. At NIDA, he featured in a range of productions directed by some of Australia’s most respected directors, including Kate Cherry, Gale Edwards and Darren Gilshenan. His film credits include The Trouble with e, Before the Rain and Jimmy Tennison as well as the short films Love is a Pitch and Dark Decisions. Some of his extensive theatre credits include Trolley Boys for TRS, The Knowledge for Pantsguys productions and This Uncharted Hour for Performing Lines. More recently Brett has appeared in the ABC TV series Rake, and toured Australia with Terrapin Puppet Theatre, performing in Boats, which in 2012 won a Helpmann Award for Best Children’s Presentation. Brett has been a core tutor with the NIDA Open Program since 2010 and is also a regular Acting Tutor for the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney.

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Dean Stevenson

Dean is an award winning musician and composer of 15 years who hails from a strong performance background. Graduating with a Masters of Music from UTAS, he has performed and recorded in many ensembles across Australia as well as releasing several solo projects (In Time, Arco Set, The London Suite). He has composed works for film, theatre and live events featuring his own Arco Set ensemble and a collaboration with Kate Miller Heidke. Live projects have involved the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, performing at many festivals including Mona Foma, Dark Mofo (Tim Passes), Ten Days on the Island, and an invitation to premiere a new work at Government House Hobart. He also performs in Tasmania with the popular bands Les Coqs Incroyables and 4 Letter Fish. Films include One Life and Sixteen Legs.

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Rosalind Sydney

Rosalind trained at RCS.  Recent theatre credits include: The Girl in the Machine (Traverse), The Night After Christmas (Tron), Invisible Army (Terra Incognita), Billy (The Days Of Howling), Faster Louder and The Misanthrope (Oran Mor), News Just In (Random Accomplice), Appointment With The Wickerman and The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish (NTS), Rough Cuts (Royal Court), My Romantic History (The Bush), Interiors, Subway, Beggars Opera (Vanishing Point), Sleeping Beauty (Citizens), Pobby And Dingan, Caged, Snowbaby and Cyrano (Catherine Wheels).

Recent TV/film includes: Bob Servant (BBC) and The Things that are Important to Us (Little Viking).

Rosalind has performed regularly in radio drama with BBC Radio and recently read extracts for BBC Radio 4’s With Great Pleasure.

Her play Up to Speed will go out on tour later this year under the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Theatre in Schools Scotland’ initiative.

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Emily Tomlins

Emily is co-founder of the award winning independent theatre company Elbow Room.

Her theatre credits include We Get It (Elbow Room/MTC Neon), The Motion of Light in Water, Now More Than Ever, Fewer Emergencies, As We Mean To Go On, Rule of Three, After All This, A Tiny Chorus and There (Elbow Room), Cyrano de Bergerac (Sydney Theatre Company), Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Sydney Theatre Company/ La Boite), Hamlet (South Australian State Theatre Company/ Queensland Theatre Company), Constance Drinkwater and the Last Days of Somerset, Puss in Boots, The Woman Before, Far Away, (Queensland Theatre Company), Actors at Work (Bell Shakespeare), Julius Caesar, Operator, Creche & Burn, Urban Dingoes (La Boite Theatre), Dream Home  (Kerridge/Collyer/Speakeasy), Kindness (Flight Festival), Tangle, We Built This City (Polyglot Theatre – US Tour), Trailblazer, Drawbridge, Ants, Separation Street (Polyglot), M+M (Daniel Schlusser Ensemble), Arden V Arden (The Hayloft Project), The Plague Dances (Four Larks/Malthouse) and The One (Fire Curtain Theatre Co/Poppyseed Festival).

Film and TV credits include: Winners and Losers, Dr Blake Mysteries, The Underdog’s Tale and the award winning Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke.

Emily was the recipient of the 2005 MEAA/Matilda Award for Best Emerging Artist and was part of the Queensland Theatre Company’s Emerging Artist Ensemble in 2006. As Performer and Collaborator she received the Melbourne Fringe Festival Adelaide Fringe Touring Award for There (2008), Melbourne Fringe Festival People’s Choice Award for A Tiny Chorus (2010), Melbourne Fringe Festival Best Performance and Greenroom Independent Theatre Best Ensemble for After All This (2011). Emily was nominated for a Greenroom Award for Best Female Actor for her body of work (2013) and for Dream Home (2015). She has been a proud member of Equity since 2003.

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Portrait of Sydney Morning Herald Cartoonist Cathy Wilcox. Tuesday 9th August 2016. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH 160810

Cathy Wilcox

Cathy is an Australian cartoonist and children’s book illustrator, best known for her work as a cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers. She recently won Cartoonist of the Year (2016) from the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra, and has won a political cartooning award from the National Museum (2009) and the prestigious Walkley Award in 2007 and 2013.  Photo credit: James Brickwood

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Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson is an Actor, Writer and a Puppeteer, who trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2010. He has worked with Handspring Puppet Company, National Theatre and Global Creatures on the Australian touring production of War Horse; Michael Sieders Presents and The Puppet Kitchen on The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show; and LoudMouth Theatre Company on The Island of Doctor Moreau. He has written and performed in his own work for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Sydney Fringe Festival. Drew has also appeared on Crownies (ABC), the short film Legacy (AFTRS) and the web series Plans (Di Popovska).

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Matt Wilson

Matt’s most recent performances have been in As You Like It for Directions Theatre and The Trade for Tasmanian Theatre Company. Previous performances include the Imprognosis improvisation group’s season of The Holey Book, a new improvisation format; Tidal Pools for Blue Cow; Death by Television for the TTC Associates Program; The Tempest for Directions Theatre; and the one man show Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel where he played 35 characters. In 2007 he formed Shouting in the Evening with Aaron Powell to produce Filth and Sweeney Todd, which he also directed. He has also directed productions of Trainspotting, The Golden Age, Myth Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America, and Allison Farrow’s one woman show I’m a Stranger Here Myself featuring the songs of Kurt Weill. Pip and Pooch is Matt’s first show with Terrapin.

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Roz Wren

Roz studied retail display and design and worked as a window dresser at Jaeger and Selfridges in London for 10 years. During that time she designed and made sets, props, jewelry and wild fancy dress costumes for herself and friends. After moving to Hobart she made costumes for Theatre Alfresco’s (now Big Monkey) production of Robin Hood in the Botanical Gardens and has subsequently been their principal designer/maker for the past 12 years. In 2000 Roz received an Emerging Theatre Artists grant and was mentored by Greg Methé during her work on Terrapin’s production of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Roz has taught Display and Design at TAFE, has run numerous puppet-making workshops for Terrapin, and has created sets, props, costumes or puppets for many Hobart’s theatre companies. She worked on Salamanca Arts Centre’s Dream Masons, was the costume designer for the Tasmanian Theatre Company’s Bombshells, and for Terrapin was co-designer of Con Artists, and designer for Explosion Therapy.