Ailsa Paterson - Costume Designer

Ailsa completed the Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Design (NIDA) in 2003.

Design credits for State Theatre Comoany of SA include A Doll’s House, The 39 Steps, Things I Know to Be True, Betrayal, Beckett Triptych, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hedda Gabler, In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, War Mother, The Ham Funeral, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Price, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Little Bird, The Seagull and Three Sisters.

Design credits for Slingsby include Ode to Nonsense and Mouse, Bird and Sausage. Designs for Patch include Cranky Bear and Yo Diddle Diddle.

Ailsa was Costume Designer for Cloudstreet (State Opera of SA.) Ailsa received the 2011 Mike Walsh Fellowship.

Andy Ellis - Artist

Andy Ellis is a multi-disciplinary creative who crafts beautiful, unique & thoughtful work out of his 100+ year old art & design studio, nestled amongst the vineyards in the sleepy village of Greenock in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Chris Petridis - Lighting Designer

Chris is a lighting and video designer from Adelaide. Following his completion of the Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts, Chris has continued to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events in Australia and internationally.

Chris has worked with State Theatre Company of South Australia on Mr Burns, Red Cross Letters, Eh Joe for the Beckett Tryptych, Gorgon, Masquerade, The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird. Chris has completed designs for Brink Productions’ Long Tan, Tiny Bricks’ Deluge. Australian Dance Theatre’s The Beginning of Nature Part 1 and Ignition 2016. Restless Dance Theatre’s Touched. Slingsby Theatre Company’s The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage. Windmill Theatre Company’s Grug and the Rainbow, Big Bad Wolf and Story Thieves. Vitalstatistix’ Quiet Faith, Someone like U’s Bitch Boxer. Torque Show’s MALMÖ, The Border Project’s Half Real, Ludwig’s Fleck and Flecker, five.point.one’s Muff and a multimedia performance project for Country Arts SA called If There Was A Colour Darker Than Black I’d Wear It. Chris has also worked in association with Geoff Cobham on a number of projects including creating the visual aesthetic for Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm using light and video.

Chris will continue to explore the synthesis of light and video wherever possible.

Elizabeth Hay - Performer

Elizabeth has been living and working in Adelaide since graduating from the Flinders Drama Centre in 2010.

Most recently, Elizabeth was a deviser and performer for Stories in the Dark, which won the InSpace Development Award at this year’s Adelaide Fringe. Elizabeth has performed with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in new Australian work Jesikah, Volpone, and Red Cross Letters. She has been involved as a performer with many local independent theatre companies, such as five.point.one in The Last Time I Saw Richard, and ActNow Theatre in Speak Out.

Elizabeth joined the main cast of Danger 5 for the series return on SBS, and has appeared in many commercials and locally made television productions. Elizabeth has served on the National Performer’s Committee for MEAA for the past few years, and has recently been made President of the South Australian branch of Equity.

Hannah McCarthy-Oliver - Education

In the year of her 4th birthday, Hannah’s stage career began as a soloist in her church’s Christmas play. As an adult she received a Bachelor in Educational Theatre and a Graduate Diploma in Education at Adelaide University.

Hannah has been teaching Drama for 19+ years and directed approximately 50 productions. She’s currently the Head of Drama at St Mary’s College. Hannah has also delivered the Certificate II in Live Production Theatre and Events course. Away from teaching Hannah was the Assistant Director on the State Theatre’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan. She has been involved with eight Fringe Festivals in numerous roles including Publicity and YEP. Participating in on and offstage roles, Hannah worked with the University Theatre Guild and many other theatre companies.

She is a member of the SACE Drama Curriculum Leaders Advisory Group as well as a Drama Moderator and Marker. Since working with Slingsby on The Young King, Hannah has been engaged by a number of companies such as State Theatre and Brink productions to create some of their Education Materials and Study Guides.

Jacqy Phillips - Performer

Jacqy began her career in 1977 and for the first ten years worked in Adelaide for the Magpie Theatre Company and State Theatre Company including two years with Jim Sharman’s Lighthouse Company.

She was Artistic Director for Patch Theatre Company for a year before moving to Sydney in the eighties where she worked with Sydney Theatre Company, Riverina Theatre Company and Hunter Valley Theatre Company. She was also the original Irene in Home and Away before returning to Adelaide in 2000. For State Theatre Company South Australia, Jacqy’s acting credits include Tartuffe, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Buried Child.

Her other theatre credits include The Hypochondriac, Land And Sea (Brink Productions); No More Shall We Part (Foul Play); Eye Music (Tutti Ensemble); and From Footprint To Footplate (Ink Pot Arts). Jacqy’s other career highlights include playing the lead role in an all-female production of Macbeth for Foul Play and a seven-year season of Pigs Bears and Billy Goats Gruff for Patch Theatre Company, with New York and Singapore as highlights. Last year, she performed for Slingsby in the Adelaide Festival production of The Young King and in a new Australian musical Price Check. She received two awards for Stephen House’s Miss Blossom Callahan and Sean Riley’s Beautiful Words.

Her recent film credits include Red Dog, Wolf Creek 2 and The Babadook. She is one half of the duo, Tin Can Alley.

Luku Trembath - Multimedia

Luku Kukuku is a multidisciplinary multimedia guru, well known for his specialities of Art, Design, Animation, Digital Media, Interactivity and Sound Responsive Multimedia.

For over a decade, Luku has been using this varied palette of skills to forge an expanding and award winning career in the Australian art landscape.

Making work which transcends the limitations of the screen is Luku’s forte. Along with a celebrated artistic career steeped in vivid daubist paintings and exuberant exhibition curation, Luku’s multimedia expertise now often manifests in the form of large scale mapped projections, animations, motion graphics, sound responsive light shows, motion controlled interactive spectacles, all topped with a healthy dollop of twisted, colourful madness.

Luku has made a wide variety of multimedia work for festivals, television, theatre and live music, as well as museums and businesses throughout Australia.

Mark Oakley - Technical Director

Mark Oakley is 6″5′ and is not English. Mark has a wide range of experience in the AV industry, including working with various companies, most prominently Mosaic AV.

His work with Mosaic enables to be involved with many theatrical, corporate and concert style shows, with standouts being ‘Tommy’ (2015), ‘Otello’ (2016). Mark has also spent several years working at Co Opera, and toured several successful shows interstate (‘Madame Butterfly’ (2014), ‘Cosi Fan Tutti’ (2015), ‘The Magic Flute’ (2015)). Other independent highlights include designing for The Gilbert and Sullivan society (‘The Sound of Music (2014), ‘Guys and Dolls (2015)), and the South Australian premiere of ‘Legally Blonde (2014)’ for the Hills Musical Society.

Mark graduated from Brighton Secondary School in 2011, and has since kept in contact with the Performing Arts Centre, becoming a resident house tech. Through his connections at the school he was a founding member and resident tech for Reverb Theatre group (‘Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe’ (2013), ‘Peter Pan’ (2014), and ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ (2015)) and has also has formed an association with the schools external dance program, Lift Dance Theatre (‘Carapace’ (2015-16)).

Nicki Bloom - Writer

Nicki Bloom is an Adelaide-based writer. Her plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally, and have won multiple awards.

Her plays include TENDER, BLOODWOOD, THE SUN AND THE OTHER STARS, LAND & SEA, A CATHEDRAL, LITTLE BIRD and VALE. Awards include the Adrian Consett Stephen Memorial Prize and the 2007 Inscription Chairman’s Award (TENDER); the 2008 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and the 2009 Inscription Playwriting Award (BLOODWOOD); the 2012 Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship and the 2012 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award (THE SUN AND THE OTHER STARS); the 2012 Jill Blewett Award (A CATHEDRAL) and the 2015 AWGIE for Best Writing for Music Theatre (LITTLE BIRD).

She has also worked as an adaptor, creating new versions of Ibsen’s GHOSTS, Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET and Oscar Wilde’s THE YOUNG KING.

She has been twice nominated for Helpmann awards, in 2015 (Best New Australian Work, LITTLE BIRD and 2016 (Best Production Children’s Theatre, THE YOUNG KING.)

Her plays are published by Currency Press and Phoenix Educational Press.

Roland Partis - Production Coordinator

Roland has worked with Slingsby since 2007, and has been fortunate to tour extensively around Australia and internationally with their inaugural production, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy.

Roland’s other work as a technician, stage manager, site manager and production coordinator includes The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage and The Young King (Slingsby), The Moon’s a Balloon (Patch), Les Gûmes (Le Phun/WOMADelaide), Adelaide Writers’ Week, Sydney Film Festival, Dark Mofo, and the Darwin Festival. In 2012 he completed a Diploma in Set Construction, Props Manufacturing and Scenic Art at Adelaide College of the Arts.

Tim Overton - Performer

Tim is a proud South Australian deviser and performer who graduated from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2008 and is thrilled to be working with Slingsby on their production of Emil And The Detectives.

Last year Tim first joined Slingsby with their award winning production of The Young King that will go on to tour nationally and internationally over the next few years, including The Sydney Opera House and New York City’s New Victory Theatre.

Tim has also performed numerous times locally and across Australia with theatre companies, Vitalstatistix (Life Is Short And Long), State Theatre Company of South Australia (Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll, The Popular Mechanicals, The 39 Steps), Patch Theatre Company (Mr McGee And The Biting Flea, Me And My Shadow, Cranky Bear) and Junglebean, an independent theatre company he co-founded (Boxing Day Test, The Call).

Wendy Todd - Designer

Wendy is an Adelaide based designer of theatre, events and spaces. Recent production designs (Set & Costume Design for all productions) include: Nursery 2014, (Sally Chance Dance), Babyteeth 2013, Blasted 2012, Pornography 2012 (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Land & Sea 2012, Skip Miller’s Hit Songs 2011, Harbinger 2010 (Brink Productions), Man Covets Bird 2010, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy 2007 (Slingsby), Worldhood 2011 (Australian Dance Theatre), A Lion In The Night 2012, The Little Green Tractor 2011 (Patch Theatre Company), Cutaway III, 2013 & II, 2012 (Vitalstatistix), Ruby Bruise 2010 (The Misery Children & Vitalstatistix).

Recent event designs: Designer Blink Bar 2015 Adelaide Festival of Arts Precinct, Design Assistant/Coordinator Lola’s Pergola 2014, Design Coordinator of Barrio 2013 & 2012, Assistant Designer Persian Garden 2008 & 2006 (Late Night Clubs of the Adelaide Festival of Arts), Event and Gala Designer Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015, Design Coordinator Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014 (Adelaide Festival Centre), Bowerbird Design Markets 2014, 2013, 2012.

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