Theatre Travels is a Sydney-based company that aims to demystify the theatre industry by creating equal opportunities for Artists and Audiences to engage with the Arts. Through frequent and accessible reviews, as well as high-quality productions designed with equal opportunities for Emerging and Established artists to seek employment, Theatre Travels is an example in the Independent theatre sector in Sydney by offering an inclusive theatrical experience.
Put simply, Theatre Travels strives to encourage more audiences to see more theatre, and seeks to create pathways for Artists at all points of their career.
The mission of Theatre Travels is to provide emerging and established artists with equal pathways to theatrical opportunities, and to demystify, excite and inform a wider audience of theatre-goers. Through frequent and accessible theatre reviews, as well as high-quality productions, we want to make theatre your experience of choice, and support a greater involvement in the Independent Arts Sector.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT US
We are a female led company and giving more opportunities to women in the creative and management roles of the theatre is a top priority for us! We like to tell stories that are relevant and that we know our modern, woke audiences are going to enjoy, be challenged by or relish.
We started as a small Instagram account and from there have developed a reviewing platform, a production company and we have so much more we can’t wait to share with you in the coming months, and years.
Welcome to Theatre Travels, I sincerely hope that, whether through our reviews or our production opportunities, you find your own way to make theatre-going your night out of choice and an experience of your very own.
- Carly Fisher, Artistic Director
Company and Artistic Director
Carly is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Travels. As a producer, Carly is passionate about bringing debut works to stages in new markets and seeks new writers and performances ready to make their Sydney, Australian and even World premieres. Carly also prioritises telling the stories of real, empowered women in Theatre Travels productions.
Most recently, Carly directed and produced Girl Shut Your Mouth by Gita Bezard at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival to 5 Star Reviews and Critical Acclaim. Carly also produced Bleach by Dan Ireland Reeves at the Adelaide Fringe.
Though Covid halted the rest of Theatre Travels’ 2020 productions, Carly is proud to be returning to theatre in 2021 with the second NO: INTERMISSION festival and four wonderfully diverse works each making their Sydney and Australian premieres. Carly is the producer for the festival and will also direct In Their Footsteps by Ashley Adelman and Infinite Variety Productions, and the return season of Girl Shut Your Mouth.
Carly is also extremely proud to be producing 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder as a 2021 Mardi Gras Registered Event.
In 2019, Carly produced and co-curated the inaugural NO : INTERMISSION festival, Sydney’s new one-act play festival designed to create opportunities for emerging Artists across the disciplines within the Theatre industry. For the festival, Carly directed Final Placement by Ara Watson, Falling Skies by Brayden Frascone and co-directed Albumen by Mishka Lavigne.
Carly produced and co-directed Moises. Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Companies’ The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project:10 Years Later for Theatre Travels at The Seymour Centre in Sydney.
In June of 2019, Carly was selected to be part of the Broadway Evolved Educators Stream for an intensive course in New York City.
As Assistant Director and Company Manager, Carly worked on Carmen: Live or Dead at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney in April 2018. She also worked as Production Assistant on Michael Seider's Presents' Alice in Wonderland as part of Sydney Festival. Carly diversified her experience in the industry by holding secondments with leading Arts companies including the Gordon Frost Organisation - working on The Wizard of Oz, Ian Phipps Publicity and ACMN. Carly has also worked in the Philanthropy Department of Sydney Theatre Company and in Volunteer Management for Sydney Festival.
As well as this, Carly is a theatre reviewer and editor of the Theatre Travels reviewing arm.
Carly holds a Masters in PR and Advertising and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies, both from UNSW with distinction. During her time at UNSW, Carly was an active member of the New South Wales Theatrical Society (NUTS) for whom she Directed and Co-Produced the 2017 Major Musical, The Addams Family, Produced and Assistant Directed Angela Betzien's War Crimes and Assistant Directed Patricia Cornelius' Savages.
Admin and Marketing Manager
Rosie is a Sydney-based Director with a portfolio that focuses on LGBT and female-driven works. She is passionate about working with young people and emerging artists to create greater access for everyone in the Australian theatre community, and currently sits as the Marketing Manager for Theatre Travels.
Rosie graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies. During this time, Rosie worked with the New South Wales University Theatrical Society (NUTS) to Direct/Assistant Direct a number of shows, including Angela Betzien's War Crimes (2016), the Major Musical The Addams Family (2017), and Patricia Cornelius' Savages (2017). She was awarded Best Direction of 2016 by the society for her work on War Crimes.
In addition, Rosie has Directed David Mamet's Oleanna in conjunction with Maltman Lab and White Ribbon (2016), Justin Andersen's Deadline for Sydney Fringe (2017), Gregory Craft's Hang A Lampshade On It and Andrew Cooper's The Grind at Short + Sweet Festival (2018), Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at the Seymour Centre (2018), and Michele St Yves Preserving Jars as part of Mardi Gras’ PLAYLIST (2019). This year Rosie co-curated Theatre Travels' inaugural one-act play festival No : Intermission, choosing eight works that celebrate emerging artists and groundbreaking work across the globe. Within that festival, she Directed the Australian Premiere of Dan Ireland-Reeves' Bleach and the World Premiere of Tremayne Gordon's Queenslander. and co-Directed the Australian Premiere of Mishka Lavigne's Albumen.
Last year, Rosie Directed Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. as part of the 2019 Sydney Fringe Festival. The show was nominated for an Emerging Artist Award.