Jude graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons) 2006 and has since worked extensively for flagship, independent and experimental theatre companies in Australia and internationally. Companies include Bell Shakespeare, Ontrorend Goed, State Theatre Company of SA, Windmill Theatre Co and Patch Theatre. Jude is an associate member of The Border Project and a founding member of isthisyours? Film and television credits include Sunshine and Oranges, The Swimming Lesson, Yuri Shima, Wire Through the Heart and Rainshadow.
Since graduating from AC Arts with an Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting), Ezra has featured in numerous screen and stage performances, most notably being his portrayal of the character The Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Windmill Theatre Co). Other performances with Windmill include Helly’s Magic Cup and Boom Bah! His stage credits include Russian Eggflip, The Life of Galileo, Touch Me I’m Sick, King Lear, Twinkle Toes, Vin, The Water Show and The Tale of Shaggles and Petrookio. Film and TV credits include McLeod’s Daughters and The Boys Are Back In Town directed by Scott Hicks and starring Clive Owen.
Geoff has performed in Windmill Theatre Co’s highly successful productions The Wizard of Oz and Fugitive. For State Theatre Company of SA he has performed in over 20 productions, including: The Ham Funeral, Holding the Man, Three Sisters, Maestro, Life X 3, Noises Off, The Government Inspector, The Crucible, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, Arabian Nights, and Don’s Party. He has also worked for Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox, Company B (now Belvoir), Church Theatre, Theatre Praxis, Junction, Red Shed, Troupe, Magpie, Patch Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Urban Myth, The Bakehouse, Shifting Point, 4 Bux Productions, Torque Show, and Flying Penguin.
Alirio is a multi-award-winning director and theatre maker who has created numerous projects with companies across Australia. He is a founding member of The Border Project and has co-created and performed in all of its productions. Alirio directed, wrote and performed in Trapped (Winner 2011 Graham Smith Peace Trust Award) and Sons & Mothers (Winner 2012 Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre Award and Adelaide Critics Circle Best in Fringe Award). In 2013, Alirio wrote and performed in The Book of Loco (Winner 2013 Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Production, Adelaide Festival Centre Award). He wrote and directed The Migration Project for the Come Out Festival in 2013.
Jethro is a Melbourne-based composer, musician and sound designer recognized for his expansive and highly layered film, theatre and dance scores. A multi Green Room Award winner and nominee, he has worked with some of Australia’s leading major and independent companies including 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.
Chris studied Electronic Design and Interactive Media at Swinburne and his work with the moving image has led to several creative collaborations for live performance and theatre, including Starchaser for Arena Theatre Company, Half Real for The Border Project, Wizard of Oz and School Dance for Windmill Theatre, Girl Who Cried Wolf for Arena Theatre Company, Criminology for Arena Theatre Company (co-production with Malthouse Theatre), and Skid 180 with Arena Theatre Company (co-production with Contact). Chris runs the creative design practise Studio Organic, an interdisciplinary studio working in visual design.
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, Polyglot, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Barking Gecko, Bell Shakespeare, The Border Project, STCSA, Sydney Theatre Company, The Escapists, Sandpit and Belvoir St Theatre. 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.
Geoff has worked as an Event Producer, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Public Artist and Venue Designer. His work has ranged from many smaller innovative productions at the Performance Space, Queens Theatre, Belvoir St, Red Shed and non-theatre venues to large scale theatre/dance productions, festivals, art exhibitions, events, museums and venue creation. With his company Bluebottle he has designed many lighting installations and lit public artworks, buildings, landscapes and freeways. He received a Churchill Fellowship in 2010 to study Outdoor Theatre in Europe. This led to the creation of Barrio; inspired by the “participatory theatre” movement currently sweeping Europe.
Julianne is a playwright with many stage and screen credits including Blue Heelers (Southern Star) and Backberner (ABC-TV Sydney). She consults as a dramaturg for theatre companies throughout Australia, lectures in story design at Victoria University, teaches comedy writing for Swinburne University and writes features for The Age. Julianne was dramaturg on the Arena Theatre multimedia trilogy Autopsy, Mass and Panacea, which won the 1999 ASSITEJ President’s Award for Best in the World, presented in Norway. Both Autopsy and her highly acclaimed first play, The Women There, have toured Canada as invitees of major theatre festivals. Julianne wrote Arena Theatre’s Eat Your Young that toured to Taiwan and Australian capital cities. For Windmill Theatre Co, she has written Pinocchio 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 as well as being 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.
Video System Engineer
Pete Brundle is a Melbourne based interaction designer and programmer. Originally trained as a classical musician, Pete moved into experimental performance making and computer music during the mid-1990s. He joined Grey Advertising in 2000 as an interactive designer and left the following year to found Nice Device which he has been operating ever since. Clients include Lynette Wallworth, Genevieve Lacey, Windmill Theatre Co, Bluebottle, Electrolight, Artshouse, Arena Theatre Company, Forma Arts and Media UK, A Friend of Mine, 21-19, Studio Round, Fabio Ongarato, Hunt Studio, Studio Duo Duo, Monarch, Natalie Cursio, Abi Alice, Kirrily Johnston, Deakin University Motion Capture Lab and SIAL RMIT.