Creatives

REBECCA ETCHELL: PRODUCTION AND STAGE MANAGER

Rebecca is a Melbourne based lighting designer, set designer, stage manager and production manager and has worked for many theatres and theatre companies both at home and abroad. She has spent the last 6 years as a tour manager and set designer for British comedian Ross Noble. During this time she has managed to squeeze in some design work for The Dream Festival, a NAB sponsored event where she was commissioned to design a large format, illuminated inflatable sculpture, which was exhibited on the banks of the Yarra River. She has designed for Theatre Works’ production of At The Sans Hotel, which was an adaptation of the original La Mama production My Friend Schadenfreude. (2009) and travelled to Edinburgh with that production in 2011. She most recently has worked with The Rabble, on their 2013 Melbourne Festival production, Room of Regret and was the lighting designer on Barry Dickens’ latest production of Lost In Ringwood. She is currently employed with La Mama as the House Manager.

ALEXANDRA HILLER: SET DESIGN

Alexandra Hiller is a visual artist. Her background has predominantly been in painting. For the last two years she has been involved in set design and construction in both film and theatre, working in varied roles from scenic artist to art director. Her interest and passion for set design has led her to further explore her skills by studying Production in Dramatic Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts.

NICK MERRYLEES: LIGHTING DESIGN

Nick Merrylees is a Melbourne based lighting designer of drama and opera.  He was the first resident lighting designer of Red Stitch and lit twelve of their shows including Uncle Bob.   His most recent designs have been Furiously Fertile and Let The Sunshine for HIT Productions, MP for Street Theatre, Canberra and Lorelei and The Modern International Dead with Deckchair Theatre, for which he won the 2011 Perth Theatre Trust Equity Guild Award for Best Production. Past lighting designs include Dido & Aeneas at The Street Theatre for the ANU School of Music and directed by Caroline Stacey. Nick lit At The Centre Of Light at Twelfth Night Brisbane – a play about Mary MacKillop, written and directed by Rosemary Johns and produced by Bold Jack. He also lit Stork’s Productions The Red & The Black and Marcel & Albertine at Alliance Francais, directed by Greg Carrol (Kate Kendall also for M & A) and designed by Peter Corrigan. Past career highlights include the lighting design for The Terms & Grammar of Creation for Commonplace Productions at the Victorian State Library and the lighting design for the Melbourne production of Turandot from the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago.

NICK VAN CUYLENBURG: SOUND DESIGN

Nick van Cuylenburg is a composer/sound designer who writes music for theatre, dance, film and television. Specialising in both electronic and acoustic styles of composition, Nick undertakes a wide variety of work, from instrumental and orchestral scoring to ambient / electro-acoustic surround sound installations. He also spends a lot of time writing and performing music around the country with nationally renowned bands The Red Tree, Subaudible Hum and The Queen’s Head. Nick has also won several music and audio awards, including a Green Room Award for Best Independent Theatre Composition in 2009 for a live multichannel soundscape he composed for Daniel Schlusser’s Poet #7.

LYN WILSON: COSTUME DESIGN

Lyn Wilson is a designer, artist, landscape architect and design educator who has worked extensively in both theatre and film on costumes and sets, as designer and maker. She moved to Melbourne from New Zealand and has previously lived in London and Paris working in theatre and on music videos, advertisements, short films and stop motion animation for many projects including The Sparks, Bjork, The Rolling Stones, Black Crowes, Sinead O’Connor, Renault, MTV Europe Music Awards Paris 1995 and l’oiel du cyclone for Canal +, learning from directors such as Michel Gondry, Eric Coignoux and Kunzel + Degas. Theatre credits include Streetcar Named Desire, Cabaret, Female Transport, Medea, Angel City and Slice of Saturday Night. She has currently been shortlisted for the Alice Prize 2012 and has been teaching at the Architecture and Design School, Melbourne University.

 

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