Sam is a Creative Director of Sandpit, a company that create immersive, and interactive theatre and personal experiences. Sam was the Artistic Director of The Border Project from 2002-2012, directing or co-directing all of their work during that time.
He has co-directed Ghosts Toast and the Things Unsaid (Sandpit/ Google’s Creative Lab), Eyes (Sandpit) and Skeleton with Larissa McGowan (Adelaide Festival 2013 & Dance Massive/Malthouse). Sam has worked with Australian Dance Theatre as a dramaturg and researcher. He was one of three international finalists for Rolex’s Mentor and Protégé Initiative for a mentorship with Julie Taymor in 2006. For Windmill Theatre Co, Sam has directed Plop!, Escape from Peligro Island, Grug and Grug and the Rainbow, as well as interactive experience My Room.
Jonathon studied Illustration and Sculpture at The Queensland College of Art and has designed sets and costumes in Australia for Windmill Theatre Co, Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, Is This Yours?, Aphids, Circa, Arena Theatre Company and many more.
Jonathon has also designed for venues and festivals including the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Asia TOPA, Adelaide Festival and Fringe, The Malthouse, Performance Space and the Queensland Art Gallery. He illustrated the picture book The Empty City for Hachette Livre/Lothian and the Edie Amelia series by Sophie Lee. Jonathon is currently the Resident Designer at Windmill Theatre Co and won his first AACTA Award for Costume Design in 2016 for his work on Windmill’s debut film, Girl Asleep. Jonathon is also a recipient of the 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
Katherine graduated with Honours from Flinders Drama Centre in 2001. She has co-created and performed in shows I Am Not An Animal, Trouble on Planet Earth, Highway Rock N Roll Disaster,Please Go Hop!, and Disappearance for The Border Project.
She was also a founding member of The Border Project. She has toured internationally in Afternoon of the Elves and The Green Sheep for Windmill, and performed in productions at STC, MTC and STCSA. In 2006 she worked with the experimental company Goat Island Performance Group in Chicago. Recent writing credit Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid for Sandpit and Google’s Creative Lab won the 2016 Best Interactive Adelaide Fringe Award.
Antoine graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 2014. Most recently, Antoine appeared in Long Tan (Brink Productions) directed by Chris Drummond. He has performed as part of many productions for independent Adelaide theatre companies.
These include Back Porch in its debut production Schmidt, and Foul Play in its production of Eurydice. He has also appeared in Tartuffe (Brink Productions and State Theatre Company South Australia), and in Deluge (Tiny Bricks and Brink Productions) for the Adelaide festival 2016. Beyond Beep in 2017, Antoine will continue developing local theatre with the Back Porch ensemble. He also has a keen interest in music and so will pursue sound design and production for theatre and film in the years to come.
Ezra graduated from Adelaide College of Arts in 2006. Since graduating, Ezra has featured in numerous screen and stage productions, the most notable being his portrayal of The Lion in Windmill Theatre Co’s production of The Wizard of Oz. The play toured to Sydney Theatre Company and was nominated for 6 Helpmann Academy Awards. In 2016 Ezra returned to the musical stage with his loveable performance of the ‘Surprise Character’ in State Theatre Company South Australia and Windmill Theatre Co’s new co-produced musical Rumpelstiltskin. Stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch me I’m Sick, King Lear, Bye Bye Birdie, Under Milkwood, Littlewing and Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Beginners Guide to Pirates, Helly’s Magic Cup, Boom Bah!, Wizard of Oz, The Water Show, and The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio, the book show, Me N’ Me Mates, Rumpelstiltskin, Mr Burns.
Kialea first started her performing career as a dancer, studying at Swindon Dance in the UK before graduating from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2002. She then went on to join Phoenix Dance Theatre before making her way to Adelaide. It was here that she joined Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 2008 under the direction of Garry Stewart. She made her ADT debut in the premiere season of G. Kialea is also the recipient of the prestigious National Critic Circle’s Award for Best Modern Female Dancer in 2007. Since departing ADT in 2012, Kialea has been working with independent artists around Australia and became the rehearsal director for Tasdance for their 2013 premiere season of Luminous Flux. Kialea made her theatre debut in 2014 in Madame: A Story of Joseph Farrugia (Torque Show and State Theatre Company South Australia).
Photo by Chris Herzfeld
Chris completed his Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts. Since graduating, he has been working extensively and continuing to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events both in Australia and overseas. Chris has worked on State Theatre Company South Australia’s The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird, Slingsby Theatre Company’s The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage, Torque Show’s MALMO, The Border Project’s Half Real, Ludwig’s Fleck and Flecker and five.point.one’s Muff. Chris also worked on If There was a Colour Darker than Black, I’d Wear It, a multimedia performance project for Country Arts SA. He has 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 lights and video. Chris has been the lighting designer for Windmill Theatre Co’s Big Bad Wolf and The Story Thieves.
Puppet Maker, Puppet Consultancy
Tamara has worked in numerous areas of the performing arts since 1997 including as a Director, Devisor, Maker and Singer. She has toured both nationally and internationally. She has also worked as both a performer and puppeteer for numerous shows. Her credits include Piccasso and his Dog (Lemony S), Mr Freezy (Arena Theatre Company), Grug, Grug and the Rainbow(Windmill Theatre Co), COOP (Black Hole Theatre) and Tangle, We Built this City, Paper Planet, Tangle Weave, Forest Feast (Polyglot Theatre). Tamara is also a member of Men of Steel and was involved in their self-titled debut work, Men of Steel as well as Hard Rubbish. Her skills include making props and puppets for film, television and theatre.