Mitchell holds four Helpmann Awards, three Sydney Theatre Awards and two Green Room Awards for his work as an actor, singer and director.
Mitchell’s stage credits include The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Bell Shakespeare), Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play, The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Strange Interlude, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The Laramie Project, A View from the Bridge, Dead Heart (Belvoir), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Arms And The Man, Romeo And Juliet, Summer Rain, Harbour, The Republic Of Myopia, Mourning Becomes Electra, Tartuffe, Dead White Males, The Cafe Latte Kid, Six Degrees Of Separation (STC), Disgraced, Tomfoolery, Urinetown, Piaf (MTC), Stones In His Pockets, The Venetian Twins (QTC), Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl (Malthouse), Emerald City (Griffin), South Pacific, Orpheus In The Underworld, The Mikado (Opera Australia), An Act Of God (Darlinghurst Theatre Co), A Genetleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, The Producers, Kismet, Sugar, Little Me, Oklahoma And Hair (The Production Company), Pinocchio (Windmill Theatre Co/STCSA) and commercial musical productions of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Assassins, Avenue Q, Follies and Little Shop Of Horrors.
He holds two AFI nominations for his work in Australian feature films. His film and TV highlights include Dance Academy, Holding The Man, Gettin’ Square, The Bank, Strange Fits Of Passion, Dark City, Deep Water, Hiding, Janet King, The Broken Shore, Rake, Grass Roots, Wildside, G.P. And Bordertown.
Elena studied drama at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Since graduating, Elena’s credits include 4:48 Psychosis, This Uncharted Hour (Brink Productions), Translations (Malthouse Theatre) and Assassins (Flying Penguin and AFTC).
She has also performed in Features of Blown Youth, Uncle Vanya, Central Park West (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Mike Leigh’s Greek Tragedy (Company B Belvoir), urFaust (Sydney Theatre Company) and other work for Sidetrack Performance Group, Parallelo and the NIDA Professional Company. She has had lead guest roles in TV series Blue Heelers, Water Rats, All Saints, Murder Call, Children’s Hospital and Snobs, as well as regular roles in the ABC series Heartbreak High and the award-winning Marking Time written by John Doyle.
Sheridan is an actor, playwright, singer and comedienne, graduating from NIDA in 2006. Her musical Songs for the Fallen won Best Musical, and Outstanding actress at the New York Music Theatre Festival in 2015, and has toured Australia and New Zealand. Her cabaret Mrs.Bang: A Series of Seductions in 55 Minutes appeared in festivals across the globe, including Edinburgh Fringe, and received a Green Room Award nomination for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe in 2010. In 2016, she was a member of the Griffin Theatre Studio, which culminated in her developing and directing Nosferatutu, or Bleeding at the Ballet as part of the Griffin Independent Season.
She collaborated with UK cult band The Tiger Lillies on Cockatoo Island for the Biennale of Sydney, and appeared with John Cleese in the Just for Laughs Festival, Sydney Opera House. Her theatre credits include Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (STC) The Sugar House, The Dog/The Cat (Belvoir), Girl Asleep (Windmill), North by Northwest, The Beast, and The Speechmaker (MTC), Gaybies (Darlinghurst), Kill Climate Deniers, Jump for Jordan (Griffin), 80 Minutes No Interval (Old Fitz), Fiddler on the Roof, Carmen and My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), An Officer & a Gentleman (GFO), Threepenny Opera, Miss Julie, Cabaret, The Bald Soprano, Shafana & Aunt Sarrinah, Frog & Smudge and DreamSong (Arts Centre Melbourne).
She played Valerie Solanas and Judy Garland in Jim Sharman’s online film Andy X. TV credits include Rake, All Saints, Wild Boys, Doctor Blake Murder Mysteries, and The Justine Clarke Show.
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.
In 2016 Ezra returned to the musical stage with his loveable performance of the ‘Surprise Character’ in State Theatre Company SA and Windmill Theatre Co’s co-produced musical Rumpelstiltskin.
His other stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch Me I’m Sick, King Lear, Under Milkwood, Littlewing and Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio, Me N’ Me Mates, Mr Burns, Beep, Grug and the Rainbow, and That Eye The Sky. His film and TV credits include Engine Room, Voodoo and Lue, The Hunter, The Plowman Quandary (God Vs Satan), McLeod’s Daughters, Sam Fox Extreme Adventures, Friendship Love and Loyalty, and Bad Blood.
A multi-award-winning artistic director and theatre maker, Alirio Zavarce was born in Caracas, Venezuela and migrated to Australia in 1992, graduating from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2000. He has numerous performance credits with theatre companies across Australia including Sydney Theatre Company, Victorian Opera, Malthouse and State Theatre Company South Australia.
Alirio is the Artistic Director of AJZ Productions, True North Youth Theatre Ensemble and No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability. Alirio wrote and directed Trapped and Sons & Mothers, and wrote and performed in the semi-autobiographical The Book of Loco. He also directed A Kid Like Me as part of the 2015 Come Out Festival. He represented Australia in the Worlds Festival for Children’s Theatre in Canada in 2016, and won both a Ruby Award and an Awgie Award in the same year.
Alirio is currently developing three works: The Tower of Babel, The Book of Errors and I Forgot to Remember To Forget, which premiered at the True Colours Festival in Singapore, and will make its Australian premiere in 2019.
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.
Composer, Musical Director
Jethro is a composer, musician and sound designer known for his expansive and highly layered film, theatre and dance scores. He is a multi Green Room Award winner and nominee, working with some of Australia’s leading major and independent companies. These include Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir, Arena, Windmill Theatre Co, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Dance Theatre and more. Jethro won Green Room Awards for Moth (Malthouse/Arena), Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd (Malthouse/Arena) and The Bloody Chamber (Malthouse). He was the Musical Director and Sound Designer for six-time Helpmann nominated musical Wizard of Oz and multi-award winning Pinocchio.
Gavin’s theatrical and TV lighting designs include: Hot Shoe Shuffle (UK tours), Tap Dogs (London West End & Worldwide tours), Kat and the Kings (UK and Europe), Mum’s the Word (London West End), Gumboots (London West End & Worldwide tours).
Gavin has also done the lighting design for The Importance of Being Earnest (Australian Tour), Mendelssohn’s Dream (ASO – STCSA), Oliver, Follies, Brigadoon, Hedda Gabler, Half a Sixpence, Jack and the Beanstalk, Sweeny Todd, Girls On Tap, Circus days, Circus Nights (Channel 4 TV) Back to Reality (Channel 4TV UK- Associate), The Games (Chan 4TV UK – Associate). His music and event design highlights include: The Darkness (UK arena tours), Diana Ross (Capitol Theatre, Sydney), Human Nature Arena Tour (Australian Tour), Le Grand Cirque –Aerial Dreams (Sydney Opera House – Production Designer), Junglehammer Featuring IoTA, Australia Day Celebrations 2007-2009, (Sydney, Darling Harbour), The Illusionists (Sydney Opera House). Gavin has worked extensively in the industry for the past 24 years as a Lighting Designer, Lighting Programmer and Production Manager.
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 Brothers Wreck, In The Club, Terrestrial, Mr Burns, Red Cross Letters, Eh Joefor the Beckett Tryptych, Gorgon, Masquerade,The Kreutzer Sonata, Maggie Stone and Little Bird, Slingsby Theatre Company’s Songs for Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas, Emil and the Detectives, The Mouse, The Bird and the Sausage, Theatre Republic’s Lines, Is This Yours’ Angelique, Brink Productions’ Long Tan, Tiny Bricks’ Deluge plus many more. Chris also worked on If There was a Colour Darker than Black, I’d Wear It, a multimedia performance project for Country Arts SA. Chris has been the lighting designer for Windmill Theatre Co’s Beep, Grug and the Rainbow, Big Bad Wolf and The Story Thieves.
Chris Edser currently lives and draws in Adelaide, Australia. He has worked in a diverse range of areas – from theatre to sports, classical music to novelty rock bands, wine to beer – so you’ll probably find something to talk to him about. Chris animates characters, carves things out of wood, was once a member of the video department at Fabrica Creative Research Centre in Italy, and previously designed t-shirts for Screamdance. Chris has completed a Bachelor of Visual Communications (Illustration) at UniSA where he has since taught an animation course and occasional illustration classes. His previous theatre work includes State Theatre Company South Australia and Windmill Theatre Co’s Rumpelstiltskin and Windmill Theatre Co’s Scotland tour of Baba Yaga.
Carol Wellman Kelly
Carol was made in Australia and studied dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has extensive experience in performing, teaching and choreographing both nationally and internationally. From 1992 – 1999, she worked as a freelancer in London. She was the assistant director for Garry Stewart and ADT (2000-2008), rehearsal director for Tasdance, Artistic advisor and Project manager Restless dance Theatre, Movement lecturer Flinders University Drama department, member Board of Directors, Australia Council, Ausdance and SA and Audio Describer for theatre and dance. Carol’s work with Windmill Theatre Co includes The Wizard of Oz, Girl Who Cried Wolf, Pinocchio, Big Bad Wolf and Rumpelstiltskin.
Paul White is one of Adelaide’s most sought after musicians, producers, composers, and educators. He has worked with an extensive list of the who’s who of Australian music including Brian Cadd, Stevie Wright, Troy Cassar Daly, The Party boys and many more. He has also been in his own projects like Goose, Lucifer’s Lounge and the Hammond Eggs. Paul has composed music for short films, commercials, and video games and also produces, engineers and co-writes music with other artists. Paul has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with his music and works regularly in Adelaide not only as a gigging musician but also as a session keyboard player for many recording artists.