Simon Phillips – Director

Simon was Artistic Director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia from 1990 to 1993 and Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company from 2000 to 2011. His directing credits range from new works to contemporary and Shakespearean classics to...

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Carolyn Burns – Playwright

Carolyn Burns is a television scriptwriter, dramaturg and playwright. She began her career in New Zealand, first in print journalism, then as a reporter for TVNZ. Burns had already begun writing for a children's theatre company in Auckland, before devising and writing...

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Esther Hayes – Costume Designer

Esther Hayes graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006 with a BA of Dramatic Art and was awarded the Orloff Family Charitable trust scholarship that year. For the Melbourne Theatre Company, Esther has designed Macbeth, Double Indemnity, The Beast, Other...

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Nick Schlieper – Lighting Designer

Nick Schlieper has designed for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia and works regularly internationally. Recent designs for Sydney Theatre Company include set and lighting for Endgame, Face to Face, and Baal, and lighting for The Present (Sydney...

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Jessica Burns – Associate Director

Jess made the transition into directing at the start of last year. Since that time, she has worked with Simon Phillips as assistant director on the Australian national tour of Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre); associate director on the return season of North by...

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Gabrielle Dawes CDG – Casting Director

Gabrielle Dawes is a freelance casting director, and creative and casting associate for Jonathan Church Productions. Recent casting includes: Dead Funny, directed by Terry Johnson and produced by Nica Burns/ Nimax; and What’s in a Name?, directed by Jeremy Sams for...

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Josh Burns – Audio Visual Designer

Since 2002, Josh has worked as a freelance director, editor and camera operator, producing web-based videos and media, documenting artists, performers, exhibitions, as well as working as a video designer for theatre. He has also worked on several film and television...

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Richard Dinnen – Audio Visual Specialist

Richard’s work in technical design and production management spans 26 years for companies based in Australia and the UK. He works regularly for Kay and McLean Productions, most recently as consulting production manager for the Australian premiere of North by...

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Ian McDonald – Composer

Ian has worked as Musical Director, Composer, Sound Designer, and Music Editor over many seasons on many MTC productions, most recently on Pennsylvania Avenue, The Gift, Apologia, Songs for Nobodies, All About My Mother, Richard III, Realism, Poor Boy, The Hypocrite,...

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