To see all of our Partners and collaborators, and those we want to give a special thanks to, see the Acknowledgements Page.
Executive Producer - Nicole Beyer
Nicole joined TNV as its founding Director in May 2009, and ATF2015 is the third ATF she has produced, since the Australia Council’s first one in 2009. Nicole’s arts management career began in New York where she worked for celebrated artist Marylyn Dintenfass in the 1990s. Past positions in Australia include CEO roles at Back To Back Theatre, Young People and the Arts Australia and Arts Access Victoria. She has worked as a consultant, worked for government and chaired many arts boards, including Arts Access Australia, Geelong Arts Alliance, Snuff Puppets and The Village Festival. She is currently Co-Convenor of the Arts Industry Council (Vic) and a member of Deakin University’s Arts Participation Incubator reference group. Nicole has a Masters of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) from Monash University (2013).
Curator - David Williams
David Williams is a Sydney-based theatre maker whose productions open spaces for public conversation about political and social issues. He works as a director, writer, producer, dramaturg, performer, and technician with companies across Australia. He is a past winner of the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Acting, a graduate of the Australia Council’s Emerging Leaders Development Program, and his theatre works have won Helpmann, Green Room and Drovers Awards. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales and an Honours degree in Theatre from the University of Western Sydney (Nepean). David has worked with Radio National’s Airplay, Belvoir, Branch Nebula, Sidetrack Performance Group, Sydney Theatre Company, Blast Theory, Bonemap, Platform 27, Urban Theatre Projects and pvi collective. He was the founder of the acclaimed performance group version 1.0, and co-created and produced all of the company’s work from 1998 until his departure from the company in late 2012.
Project Producer - Simon Wellington
Simon Wellington has 20 years experience as a venue manager, program manager and general manager, producing and touring small and large-scale arts projects and public events. He has worked for a wide range of organisations, including Griffin Theatre Company, Urban Theatre Projects, Ten Days on the Island and City of Sydney. Performance projects Simon has worked on have had a particular focus on site-based work in collaboration with artists with diverse cultural and artistic practices, and have been presented in partnership with arts centres and festivals in Australia and overseas. Simon has served on several arts boards, and is a member of the steering committee for Theatre Network NSW. He is a fellow of Asialink Leadership Program, and is currently researching digital engagement strategies for the arts as part of an Australia Council executive leadership project.
Communications - Bethany Simons
Born and raised in Dubbo NSW, Bethany is an award-winning writer and performer based in Melbourne. Her first play The Weather and Your Health (VCE Drama Playlist 2012) toured extensively throughout Australia, was nominated for two Green Room Awards and won the RAVE Touring Award from Regional Arts Victoria for outstanding contribution to regional arts and culture. Her latest work, Reception: The Musical (2015 VCE Drama Playlist) won Best Cabaret at the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Awards and will tour regional Victoria in 2015. Bethany directs drama and playwriting workshops and has experience as a freelance producer, presenter and voice over artist. Currently Program Manager of Theatre Network Victoria, she has worked in Administration and Event roles for organisations including Australian National Academy of Music and Foundation for Young Australians and is a feature writer for Aussie Theatre. Both of her works are available from AustralianPlays.org.
Finances - Kim Webster
Kim joined TNV in 2011. She has worked in the perfroming arts industry for fifteen years. Past roles include General Manager of Theatreworks, The Women’s Circus and the Darwin Entertainment Centre. She has been a board member for Arts Mark (Darwin) and the selection committee for Churchill Fellowship Award.
Michele Bauer - Production Manager
Dino Dimitriadis - Volunteer Coordinator
Bradley Barrack – Production Assistant
Sally Withnell – Production Assistant
Glenn Jeffrey – AustralianPlays.org
The Auslan Interpreters for ATF2015: Making It are:
Michelle Maguire: Tuesday 20th, 4pm – 7.30pm; Wed 21st-Fri 23rd 9.30am – 5.30pm
Jasmine Rozsa: Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, 9.30am to 6.45pm
Paula Bun: Tuesday 20th, 4pm to 7.30pm; Wed 21st 9.30am to 5.30pm
Jasper Garner Gore