I have a wide range of experience in producing creative projects. Having started with small projects and grown to manage a team of 76 creative people I have developed skills at every level, from hands on practical building and making skills to budgeting, logistics and management.
I have run several performance companies (Folly Games, Idiot Presents, FEET Theatre, In Special Circumstances) and managed projects for other organisations in Australia and overseas. With my performance companies I have toured Europe four times as well as Canada and the USA. All of these tours have been self-produced.
I have been a creative lead and a collaborator on dozens of performances. Much of my work has been in outdoor spectacle, circus, street theatre, comedy and in particular immersive and interactive projects.
I can lead large groups of people with vision and clear communication and work effectively as part of a team. Teaching, training, and running workshops in a range of performance skills has developed and demonstrated my skills in leadership and communication. I have managed staff and volunteers, conducted community consultation, negotiated with stakeholders and responded to client demands in a variety of circumstances.
Area Manager – Woodford Folk Festival 2017/18
Manager of four departments: The Game, The Weather Cycle ,the Tree of Forgotten Dreams and Reality Engineers. Puzzle adventures, performances, installations, street theatre and gamified theatre. Reality engineers involved developing an interactive tech system for the festival I also assisted art and décor and production to unify their planning by modelling venues and facades using SketchUp.
Creative Producer – Anywhere Theatre Festival 2017
I initially assisted the Brisbane Anywhere Theatre Festival with its partnerships and venues system and then went on to be produce the first Anywhere Theatre Festival in Wollongong, NSW. This was very similar to a Fringe Festival with 22 productions, including a hub space.
Producer – The Planting Festival 2017
I produced two events. “A Village Called…”; which was a village built by kids out of pallets, they got to use power tools and build whatever they wanted and Village Games; which included a human powered trebuchet that the kids used to knock down a cardboard castle.
The Game – Director, Producer 2010 - 2017
Creator, producer, and director of ‘The Game’: An immersive interactive theatrical experience that now involves 8 writers, 14 production crew, 32 actors and over 5000 players.
Fire Installation- Set Builder 2016
Built the main fire sculpture for the Lismore Lantern Festival
Medieval Education, Presenter 2011 - 2016
Ancient and Medieval presentations given to year 7 and 8 students.
Boggo Road Escape, Game Master 2015
Ran an escape game for 80 people. Largest of its kind in Australia. Developed games, some puzzles and the theatrical and character elements of the show.
Brisbane Festival, Front of House 2015
Part of the Front of House team for the Speigeltent in Arcadia. We had extremely fast turn arounds, a lot of chairs and performed ASM tasks for Club Swizzle.
Idiot Presents – Actor, Writer, Producer 2013
Co-created, wrote, produced, performed in, and promoted a theatre show which toured Fringe Festivals around the world. Performed in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Prague, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Rapid City, Albuquerque and Edmonton.
Ninja Theatre – Director, workshop leader 2009 – 2013
Dance flash mob and other movement workshops every morning, culminating in a final performance and other spontaneous events on the streets during the festival.
Event Power – Venue Lighting Manager 2008 - 2012
Installing lights and cabling for the Woodford Folk Festival, The Dreaming and Splendour in the Grass, managing one other staff and 4 to 5 volunteers.
Melbourne On The Move/Autopia Tours - Tour Guide 2008- 2012
Day trips and some two day trips to Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, and the Grampians, as driver, guide and tour leader in a vehicle with up to 24 passengers.
Melbourne International Film Festival - FOH Manager
Comedy Festival - FOH Manager 2013/ 2012 / 2011 / 2004
Responsible for facilitating the movement of people in and out of the venue safely and happily, managing volunteer staff in the face of surprisingly difficult situations - from protests to locked exits to faulty films - keeping everyone smiling through it all.
FEET Theatre - Founder, Manager, Artistic Director 2004 - 2007
The FEETBUS, an aluminium frame shell painted like a bus and manoeuvred by four performers. The company I founded in 2004, performed in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and toured Europe in 2006, grew to 25 performers and two buses at Woodford Folk Festival.
Passion for Juice- Manager, team leader 2007
Over one festival season in the UK I became team leader and then manager, acting as the sole manager at the Edinburgh Fringe.
20th Anniversary Beltane Fire Festival Celebrations, Scotland 2007
Kingfisher Festival, CERES, Melbourne 2006-2004, 2001-1999
Enchanted River 2004, 2006
Performance Director/ Site Manager/ Fire Safety
Stamping Ground Festival Ceremony, Bellingen, NSW 2005
ADVENTURES IN EUROPE 2003-2004
Collaborator, Artist, Performer: In Special Circumstances Theatre Company
Teacher, Choreographer, Performer: Pszystanek Olecko, Poland
Director: Broadstairs Folk Week Finale, England
Artistic Director, Production Manager: Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland
Co-Director, Stage Manager, Artist: Machynllyth Lantern Procession, Wales
Workshop facilitator/Artist: Ulverston Lantern Procession Finale, England
Apollo Bay Music Festival Opening 2002, 2001
Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event 1998 - 2002
Cinema Nova - Usher, FOH, ticket seller 1999-2002
Very busy 9 cinema complex with a high level of customer service.
Height: 182cmWeight: 75kg
Suit Size: 38
Hair: Dark Brown
Age Range: 30-40
Interactive Performance. Comedy. Clowning.
Presenting, MC, Workshop leader.
Writing, directing, video production.
Fire performance: Staff, Poi, fire pictures, fire sculptures.
Circus: Contact juggling, 3 ball juggling. Stiltwalking. Acro-balance.
Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele, Didgeridoo.
Light Rigid Driving Licence. Motorcycle Licence. RSA
2010-2016 Interactive Lead The Game Woodford Festival
2015 Cabaret Comedian Best in Show Velvet Helmet
2015 Interactive Lead Boggo Road Escape Escapism Brisbane
2013 Play Lead Play Actually Idiot Presents
2009-2013 Workshop Presenter Ninja Theatre Woodford Festival
2009 Print Ad Model NoodleBox NoodleBox
2004-2007 Interactive Lead Feetbus Feet Theatre
2003-2004 Fire Show Ensemble In Sektor V In Special Circumstances
2011-2013 Le Jeu, Bouffons, Characters, Writing and Directing L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier
2012 Clowning Clare Bartholomew and Derek Ives
2011 Fooling Jonathan Kay
2001 Acting One, Acting for the Camera VCA