ATF 2013 Team Bios
Alicia Talbot is a Sydney based independent director and curator working in contemporary theatre and performance. Alicia has developed a practice of creating signature style works that have predominantly been site based and have tackled difficult emotional, social and artistic terrain.
Alicia is currently curator of To The Heart of it: Australian Theatre Forum 2013, and developing new work commissions for Canberra 100 and London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). Alicia was a 2012 Churchill Fellow and previously Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects (2001 – 2012). Alicia was most recently awarded a Theatre Fellowship from Australia Council of the Arts.
Antonia is an arts manager and producer. Prior to ATF 2013 she was an Associate Producer at Performing Lines, working with artists including KAGE, Circa, Lucy Guerin, version 1.0 and My Darling Patricia. With a background in communications, Antonia was the Head of Marketing at the Lyric Hammersmith in London and has worked with many of Australia’s leading arts organisations including Sydney Dance Company, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company and ACO. She sits on the Boards of De Quincey Co and Arts on Tour.
CURATOR – THE ARTIST VS THE ARCHIVE
Nat Randall is a performing artist working across live art, queer performance and video. As a solo artist and a core and founding member of Team MESS, she makes work that experiments with new art forms and interdisciplinary practices. She has presented work at Duckie, UK; Latitude Festival, UK; Next Wave Festival, Melbourne; Performance Space, Sydney and Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, amongst others. Nat graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong in 2008. In 2012 Nat was supported by Australia Council’s ArtStart Grant and Jump Mentorship Initiative and undertook a placement with UK queer arts company Duckie. In December this year Nat will be presenting her first solo exhibition at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
As a freelance theatre designer-maker in Canberra, Imogen Keen has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of productions with many theatre and music professionals and emerging artists. From 2009 to 2012 she was resident designer at The Street Theatre. In 2009 and 2011 she received Canberra Critics Circle Awards for Theatre Design and in 2011 received an MEAA Peer Acknowledgement Award. Her designs for sets, installations, costumes and puppets are informed by a close involvement with the making process and an experimental approach to media. Recent design projects include Shortis and Simpson’s “Prime Time”, The Street Theatre’s “Albert Herring”, “To Silence” and “M.P.” and Jigsaw Theatre’s “Pearl Versus The World”.