Hallowed Ground Creative Team


Catherine Hill – Director

Catherine HillCatherine is a recipient of the Ewa Czajor Award for female directors and the Peter Summerton Award for directing. Her directing credits include The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams and Caryl Churchill’s A Number for Winterfall Theatre, An Evening with Richard Frankland for the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the first productions and national tours of Elizabeth Coleman’s Secret Bridesmaids’ Business and It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), the national tour of Max Gillies Live at the Club Republic for Malcolm Cook and Associates. Calendar Girls by Tim Firth and Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn for Canberra Repertory Theatre and Homesick! by Abe Pogos. More recently Catherine has worked on the development of Abe’s new music theatre drama Burn For You. In 2017 Catherine wrote and directed her first feature film Some Happy Day which is now in post production.

Meg White – Designer

Meg WhiteMeg White is an architect, set designer and performer. She has been creating designs and performing for more than 23 years. Meg’s recent theatre work includes; Poet #7 (Arts Centre Black Box), Waiting for Godot, The Madness of the Day, Third Person Other and Aphanisis (La Mama).Meg has been nominated for and been awarded several green room awards in the field of design. Nominations include; Body of work 1999; Krapp’s Last Tape; Paradise and Poet #7. Awards include Bauernhofand Mr Puntila and his man Matti. Meg’s architectural works include several large multi residential, hotel and retail precincts; Upper West Side (completed), The Fifth (completed) West Side Place (under construction). The Upper West Side development received a commendation in the urban design category of the Victorian Architecture Awards 2017.

Richard Vabre – Lighting Designer

2014 Richard_Vabre Hi Res B+WRichard Vabre is a freelance lighting designer who has lit productions for MTC, STC, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir Street, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Victorian Opera, Windmill Theatre, Arena Theatre Company, NICA, The Darwin Festival, Stuck Pig’s Squealing, Chambermade, Rawcus, Red Stitch, Polyglot, Melbourne Worker’s Theatre, Aphids and many many productions at La Mama. Awards: Richard has won 5 Green Room Awards including the Association’s John Truscott Prize for Excellence in Design (2004).  He has also been nominated for 8 other Green Room Awards.


Rebecca Etchell – Production and Stage Manager

Rebecca-Etchell-headshotRebecca Etchell is a freelance Production Manager, Stage Manager, Lighting and Set designer based in Melbourne.
She spent 7 years touring the globe with British comedian, Ross Noble as his Tour Manager and Set Designer and her large format inflatable backdrops can still be seen on many of his television appearances and DVD releases.
Following that Rebecca spent 6 years at La Mama Theatre, in Carlton as the Venue and Technical Manager.
She now spends most of her time as the Production Manager for Melbourne independent theatre company, The Rabble as well as for companies and organisations including Polyglot, The Listies, Clearlight Shows, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Dancehouse, Gasworks and Theatreworks.

Abe Pogos – Sound design
Abe PogosAbe Pogos has mostly worked as a scriptwriter since graduating from the VCA School of Drama in 1984. He has had a number of scripts professionally produced for theatre, film, TV and radio but in recent years has added music theatre writing to his repertoire. He has collaborated with director Catherine Hill many times having previously composed incidental music for her productions of Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Tennessee William’s Two Character Play for Winterfall Theatre, and the stage adaptation of Calendar Girls for Canberra Rep. He is currently working on the film score of Some Happy Day, a feature film written and directed by Catherine.