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MADDIE HODGES

After studying Theatre and Live events in high school Maddie graduated with strong passion for theatre but with no real direction on how to be involved. After many years working in the corporate world she finally took the leap to begin studying theatre production and has recently graduated from the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television (AFTT) and is beyond excited to be working on her first professional production!

 

While at AFTT, Maddie was the Assistant Stage Manager in Dino Dimitriadis’s production of Clinchfield at Downstairs Belvoir and the ASM on Anthony Skuse’s production of Yerma on the Belvoir main stage. She was also the Stage Manger on Sean O’Riordon’s production of Henry V and Andrew Lindsay’s physical theatre production.

 

Maddie is excited to expand on her knowledge and passion in 2021as her career continues.

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CARPI HARRIS

Capri Harris is an emerging lighting designer.
Still in the process of graduating with a Bachelor of Performance - Dramatic Arts from the Australian Institute of Music she is eager to begin her professional career. This will be Capri’s official theatre lighting debut having designed, assisted and operated for university shows; ‘How To Disappear’ (LA/OP, 2018), ‘As You Like it’ (LD/OP 2019) and ‘Love and Information’ (LD/OP 2020) as well as lighting for musicians such as Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, The Kava Kings, The Moving Stills and Nathan Cavaleri as part of Australian Music Week (LD/OP 2019). Capri is passionate about making theatre easily accessible so it can be enjoyed by all. 

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ROBERT MEEK 

 

Rob is a singer, musician, director and sound designer with a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design from UTS. He found his start in performance through university theatre with his debut role as Princeton in Intercol Musical's 'Avenue Q', and would go on to be heavily involved in uni theatre through Intercol and MUSE over the course of his degree in the role of performer, music director, producer, instrumentalist and graphic designer.

His most recent project was directing  'Reefer Madness' with MUSE, which closed in October of 2019 to rave reviews and a completely sold out run. Rob was also one half of Happy Rainbow Friends Productions, a charity side project that facilitates queer theatre and performance fundraisers. He produced and performed as Hunter in 2019's production of [title of show] and later produced 'Flamin: A Queer Vaudeville' at the Red Rattler, raising money for Twenty10 and FIRE respectively.

You'll also see Rob hanging around the local comedy scene, where he's performed and designed for various Sydney Fringe shows (1980s Depression: The Musical, Farewell Tour, Open Dyke Night) and you can catch him at The Chippo once a month accompanying The Laugh Tub, an improvised character talk-show.

When he's not providing creative and emotional support for other artists, Rob enjoys songwriting, whisky and photomanipulation.

JAMES BURCHETT 

James is a sydney-based actor, designer, and dramaturge with a passion for new and reimagined works.

James graduated Design Centre Enmore with an Advanced Diploma of Live Performance Design and Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Acting. He has also been studying classical voice for the past 10 years.

No:Intermission marks James' first design work in the industry and he can't wait for everyone to see the incredible stories borne of this collaboration.

ISABEL ZAKHAROVA

Isabel is a theatre-maker and writer based in Sydney. She discovered her passion for theatre at a young age, starting with acting and later moving into behind-the-scenes roles. Isabel believes that theatre is a unique art form which has the power to incite change and create meaningful dialogue. She is very excited to take on the role of Assistant Director for Rattling the Keys at the NO: INTERMISSIONS festival. In 2018, she made her directorial debut at the Short and Sweet Festival in Sydney, directing ‘Scripted’, which placed third in her show.  

 

Isabel is also passionate about filmmaking. In 2021, she wrote and directed her first film 'Strangers', a short realist drama. She has also crewed on a variety of other projects, including short films, music videos and documentaries. Completing her studies this year, Isabel is looking forward to continuing her exploration of the creative arts, across both theatre and film.

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SIMONE WANG

Simone Wang is a current Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies & Sociology) student at the University of Sydney. Her production credits include Associate Director to Tiffany Wong, Ching Chong Chinaman (Slanted Theatre); Production Manager for A Deal (Flying House Assembly); Assistant Director to Lillian Smith, Rhinoceros in Love, and Producer for 1984!The Musical! (Sydney University Dramatic Society).

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MARK BELL

Mark is an emerging playwright, director and theatre maker based in Sydney. They’re currently studying Creative Writing at University of Technology Sydney, and a Diploma of Production Design at TAFE. They recently directed and wrote their debut play, Alan Turing, Joan of Arc and Vincent Van Gogh Walk Into A Bar, at the Cellar Theatre. They’ve helped bring childhood characters to life as a Producer on Shelf Life (dir. Eric Jiang), as well as worked as Co-Set Designer on Orlando (dir. Sean Landis), Set Designer for the University of Sydney’s Dramatic Society’s Major production Macbeth (dir. Lincoln Gidney) at PACT, and A Room With A View (dir. Mark Nagle) at the Genesian Theatre.

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LIZ JAMESON 

Liz has spent the last two years living and working as an SM in Toronto, Canada, where she mainly concentrated on dance and site-specific performances. She recently arrived back in the Land of Aus, and is happy to be returning to her one true love, theatre. Prior to moving, Liz helmed more Shakespeare than you can shake a stick at with Secret House, and worked on the Aus/NZ tour of the West End hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong.

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JAMES BURCHETT 

James is a sydney-based actor, designer, and dramaturge with a passion for new and reimagined works.

James graduated Design Centre Enmore with an Advanced Diploma of Live Performance Design and Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Acting. He has also been studying classical voice for the past 10 years.

No:Intermission marks James' first design work in the industry and he can't wait for everyone to see the incredible stories borne of this collaboration.

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GEORGIA CONDON

 

Georgia is a Sydney-based sound designer and composer, specialising in theatre and film. She made her sound-design debut with Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS) four years ago. Since then, she has worked on over forty projects with various production groups, including: The New Theatre; Gensian Theatre Company; SUDS; Perrenial Theatre Company; Queen's University Theatre Company; NO::INTERMISSION Theatre Festival 2019; and various Sydney Fringe Festival productions.

 

Her most recent productions include: Picnic at Hanging Rock (Tom Wright); Venus of Marrickville (Komninos); Kill Climate Deniers (David Finnigan); Younger and Smaller (Amelia Newman); Bleach (Dan Ireland-Reeves); and Girl Shut Your Mouth (Gita Bezard)
 

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WILLIAM DUKE 

William has just finished his second year at the University of Sydney, majoring in Film Studies and English Literature. Directing and writing short-films since the age of sixteen, William has been involved in a variety of film and theatre productions, including a behind-the-scenes documentary of the 2016 NIDA musical, Crazy For You. Most recently, he worked on Coda, a short-film co-produced by the Sydney Opera House and award-winning film director Thomas Wilson White. William is eager to continue his love of film and theatre here at Theatre Travels.