crew – bios

Tom Doig – writer / producer

Tom is a writer, performer, producer and editor.

He has performed spoken word in every state of mainland Australia except ACT.

In 2004 he wrote and starred in Survival of the Prettiest, which was performed at numerous Australian festivals: Melbourne Fringe, This is Not Art (Newcastle), Straight out of Brisbane, WordStorm (Darwin) and Cockatoo Island (Sydney).

“Total eye candy” – Elena Vereka, Artistic Director, Melbourne Fringe festival.

Tom edited Voiceworks magazine between 2004 and 2006, and was co-director of the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2006 and 2007.

In 2006 Tom co-wrote The Badness Hour with Laura Jean McKay, which they performed at the This is Not Art Festival. The Badness Hour included a notorious naked catfood-rubbing incident which Tom has only recently recovered from.

Tom is currently completing a creative writing MA at Melbourne University, which consists of Hitlerhoff, and a dissertation on the ethical implications of satirising Hitler in the 21st century.

Erin Kelly – director

Erin is a director, writer and theatre theorist.

Erin directed Of Kettles And for Mudfest in 2005, and was assistant director on An Oration of Filth at La Mama (2005).

In 2007 Erin won the John Marsden Award for short fiction.

Erin co-directed The Inferno (2008), which toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Erin is currently completing an Honours Degree in Theatre at Melbourne University, looking at contemporary Melbourne theatre ensembles, such as Black Lung, Sisters Grimm, and Suitcase Royale.

Sam Hoffmann – animateur

Sam is a video-maker, performer, educator and animateur cycling the broad spectrum of performance, media, sustainability and community cultural development. He has had video work shown on Channel 2 France, Channel 4 UK as well as programming and producing across Australian independent and community channels.

Sam’s performance and theatrical experiences with Strange Fruit has taken him to the Middle East, India and China. Sam has directed shows for Melbourne Fringe, Straight Out Of Brisbane (SOOB) festival, and Big West Festival. He is currently completing an MA in education at Melbourne University.

Anto Skene – Video

Anto is a film director. His main thing is music videos and commercials, but he has been known to dabble in the dark arts of experimental video production and vj-ing.

Anto’s music clips and other work have won him awards, acclaim and have featured in Resfest, The Berlin Transmediale and The Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Keith McDougall – Sound

Keith is a sound designer and musician. In 2007 he worked on The Bald Soprano, King Turd and Harry’s Christmas. He is a member of Melbourne’s hottest new party hip-hop act, Keith!Party.

Alice Rose Gunn Swing – Costume

Alice Rose Gunn Swing makes many things – mostly trouble. Her monster Swing Machine has produced costumes and sets for various colourful performances including White Whale Theatre’s Convict 002 and Melburnalia, Shaking Romeo & Juliet acrobatics in Berlin, and Of Kettles And.
She produced costumes for the collaborative art project Agents of Proximity as part of Next Wave Festival 2008, exploring the histories of Brunswick.

She is currently studying Fashion Design at RMIT, and has plans to start a jumpsuit clothing label.
Alice is curating an exhibition of fashion/art objects, Unwearables, which opens in December 2008 at The Projects Gallery in Johnston St.

alice.swing@gmail.com

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