Emily Goddard – Writer/Performer
Emily Goddard graduated from Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris in 2010, as recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and 2009 Empire Theatres Bursary. Recent theatre credits include You Got Older & Glory Dazed (Red Stitch), Elling & The Boy at The Edge of Everything (MTC), The Lonely Wolf (MTC Neon/Dirty Pretty Theatre), Inner Voices (Red Line/Old Fitz), Mess (The Bush, London/UK National tour, Caroline Horton & Co), The Unspoken Word is Joe (Brisbane Festival/MKA), , Moth (Arena/RAV), True Love Travels on a Gravel Road (45 Downstairs), The Walls (Attic/Erratic), Peer Gynt (Four Larks) and Os Pequenos Nadas (Ultimo Comboio Teatro, Barcelona).
Emily has been nominated for two Green Room Awards for Outstanding female actor, in 2014 for Glory Dazed and 2011 for The Walls and most recently as part of Best Ensemble for The Boy at the Edge of Everything). Her solo cabaret Don’t Have Sex in Paris was a best cabaret nominee at the 2008 Melbourne Fringe. Her screen credits include Newton's Law, Twentysomething, This Week, Live and short films Cracks, Shyness is Nice and The Dating Ring. Following the Melbourne premiere of This is Eden, Emily will appear in the Queensland Theatre & MTC's Noises Off.
Susie Dee – Director
Susie Dee has worked extensively in theatre as a performer, devisor and director in Australia and overseas for the past thirty years. She has been the Artistic Director of three theatre companies: Melbourne Workers Theatre, Union House Theatre and ICE (Institute Of Complex Entertainment) ICE’s projects went onto to win various awards and received many accolades for the ground-breaking site specific nature of the work.
Susie has been developing new work with writers such as Angus Cerini, Declan Greene, Melissa Reeves and Patricia Cornelius for over a decade.
In 2011, Susie was the recipient of the Australia Council residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris where she observed Theatre du Soleil and other French companies. Susie has been nominated for and won numerous awards, including a 2014 Green Room Award for her direction of Patricia Cornelius’s award winning Savages. Most recently she has directed Peddling for the MTC and the critically acclaimed SHIT (MTC Neon/Sydney Festival/Fortyfive Downstairs). In late 2016 she co -devised and directed Animal (Theatreworks). For both works she has received 2016 Green Room Award nominations for Best Direction.
Mark Wilson – Dramaturg
Mark Wilson is a Melbourne based maker, performer, dramaturg and director. He trained at the VCA (Performance Creation, Directing) and Monash (Performing Arts), has studied with Philippe Gaulier and is an International Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He has directed plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Louis Nowra, Dennis Kelly and others. His adaptation of Richard II (with Olivia Monticciolo) premiered at Melbourne Fringe (MKA/Speakeasy) and follows his self-devised solo performance works To Keep Men In Awe and Unsex Me. Performance work ranges from plays to performance art. He has assisted/been attached to Julian Meyrick, Richard Murphet and John Bell. In 2014 he was a Dramaturgy Intern at MTC and PWA and was the Dramaturg in Residence at MKA: Theatre of New Writing. His most recent work Anti-Hamlet which premiered at Theatreworks in 2016 has recently been nominated for three Green Room Awards for Best New Australian Writing, Best Direction & Best Production.
Romanie Harper – Set & Costume Designer
Romanie Harper graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010. At VCA she designed set for The Hollow directed by Daniel Schlusser. In 2011 she moved to New York where she worked with The Wooster Group and Radiohole, including Radiohole's Inflatable Frankenstein at the Kitchen as part of PS122's COIL Festival. On her return to Australia was lighting designer for the original production of The Unspoken Word is 'Joe' by Zoey Dawson, directed by Declan Greene, Set Design for The Sovereign Wife by Sisters Grimm for NEON at MTC, M+M co-design with Anna Cordingley, directed by Daniel Schlusser for the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Set Design forThe Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant directed by Gary Abrahams, Madonna Arms created by I'm Trying to Kiss You for Next Wave Festival 2014 and Meta directed by Samara Hersch. She recently co-directed and designed The Collected Works of Victor Bergman at Fortyfivedownstairs as co-founder of new company The Family. Romanie was recently nominated for a 2016 Green Room Award for Best Design for Conviction.
Ian Moorhead – Sound Designer/composer
Ian is a Melbourne based artist specialising in music composition and sound design for theatre, dance, film and radio. He has performed around Australia and internationally, including New York, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Wellington, Calgary and Vancouver.
He has worked with numerous companies, including Malthouse Theatre Melbourne Theatre Company, Back to Back Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Barking Gecko, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Patch Theatre Company, Restless Dance Company, Vitalstatistix, Australian Dance Theatre’s Ignition, Susie Dee and Associates, Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Festival for Young People, Underbelly Arts Festival, FOLA, Big West Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Museum Victoria, the Australian Museum and ABC Radio.
He was nominated for a Green Room Award in 2015 (Sound and Composition – Theatre) for his design for Jurassica (Red Stitch Actors Theatre). He co-directed the dance film Blowfish, which was highly commended at the Dendy Awards, Sydney Film Festival and nominated Best Dance Film at the Australian Dance Awards and the Reel Dance Awards. He has also produced two original solo albums, Before Winter Sets In and Pendulum.
In 2015 he premiered his new work, a fictitious trans-media mock museum exhibition entitled Mount Renouf – A Truly Unbelievable History. This work was presented at the South Australian Migration Museum (as part of the Adelaide Fringe), the Castlemaine State Festival and at the Port Augusta Cultural Centre as part of Desert Fringe.
Gina Gascoigne – Lighting Designer
Gina Gascoigne has been a lighting designer/technician for many years. In that time, she has lived overseas for 10 years in U.K. and Spain, lighting contemporary dance groups, theatre and physical performance. She worked for 8 years as lighting designer for Circus Oz, as well as many groups including Melbourne Workers Theatre, Snuff Puppets, Chamber Made Opera, Lou Bennett. Flying Fruit Fly Circus, NICA, Ennio Morricone Experience, Natalie Cursio, Womens Circus and Westside Circus. Lately, she has been working for Castlemaine Festival, Archie Roach’s ‘Into the Bloodstream’ tour, MonaFoma, and Maude Davey’s ‘My Life in the Nude’.
Emily O’Brien – Production Manager
Emily O’Brien has worked extensively in the field of production both locally and internationally, primarily in Production and Project Management across the fields of theatre and dance, cultural and corporate events, and festivals. She completed a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at the VCA in 2002 and a Master of Arts Management from the University of Melbourne in 2012.
Emily’s clients, collaborators and projects (current and past) include: All Tomorrow's Parties, All the Queens Men, Aphids, Arena Theatre Co, Arts Access Victoria, Auspicious Arts, BalletLab, Black Lung Theatre & Whaling Co, Boogie Festival, Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival (Melbourne 2006), Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Do Lectures Australia, Easy Tiger Smith St, Federation Square, Feel Presents, Film Victoria, Harvest Festival, Insite Arts, KAGE, Lucy Guerin Inc, Luke George, Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Worker's Theatre, Melinda Hetzel & Co, Nat Cursio Co, Next Wave, Nicola Gunn, Peepshow Inc, Polyglot Theatre, Sans Hotel, Spicks & Specktacular – The Finale, Stuck Pigs Squealing, Tamara Saulwick, the Eleventh Hour, the Other Film Festival, the Substation, the Wheeler Centre, Token Events, Tristan Meecham and Westside Circus, amongst others.