Roz Wren, Costume Design
Roz is a freelance designer/maker, producer and teacher, specialising in costumes, sets, props, puppets and festival decorations, plus puppet making and arts workshops. Roz became involved in theatrical design and costume manufacture for Big Monkey (formerly Theatre Alfresco) 16 years ago and has been their principal designer/maker since then. She was the recipient of an Emerging Theatre Artists grant in 2000 and worked for Terrapin Puppet Theatre with mentor Greg Methe on The Dark at the top Of the Stairs and has subsequently worked on many of their shows, she co-designed 'Con Artists' and designed Explosion Therapy. Since then Roz has worked for every theatre company in Hobart in various capacities, from designer, to costume and puppet manufacture, set and prop construction, set painting, sculpting and teaching.
Michael Fortescue, Musical Provocateur
Michael played the double bass in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from 1976- 2014. He studied initially in Canberra then moved to Hobart to study with Jan Sedivka. Michael is a student of François Rabbath and holds both performance and teaching diplomas from the Rabbath Institute, Conservatoire Lili et Nadia Boulanger, Paris.As well as his work with the TSO Michael performs a wide range of solo and small ensemble music in many music styles, particularly free improvisation and text-based performance. He has been a teacher of double bass and lecturer in improvised music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, and a tutor and auditioner for the Australian Youth Orchestra, as well as Tasmanian President, and National Vice-President of the Musicians Union. Michael has been a member of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board and the Music Board of the Australia Council, and a board member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew Fargher, Musical Provocateur
Matthew has produced, composed and directed music across many genres with a remarkable array of collaborators since the early 80’s. He works freelance and for a number of major organisations (including the Tasmanian Health Service and Local Councils) as a community producer and creative programs coordinator. He has worked with communities across dozens of language groups, and helped develop careers and cultural practices amongst refugee, first nations and migrant musicians.He has developed workshop techniques for singers, actors and musicians that encompass cross cultural vocal techniques with contemporary art and music practice.
Kelly Drummond Cawthon, Creative Provocateur + Producer
Kelly's experiences as a professional in the worlds of music, art, dance and theatre span over two decades of art, performance, directing, producing, choreographing and teaching. She has worked as a dance educator, performer and rehearsal director for companies including Outlet Dance, New Dance Group, Doris Humphrey Repertory Company, Joy Kellman, Hudson Vagabond Puppeteers, Motion Pictures Dance Theater Inc. and Shapiro & Smith Dance. Kelly has performed and presented work across the United States, Canada, Europe, Bulgaria, Brazil, Russia, Uzbekistan, Korea and Australia. She has worked as an Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs, and Associate Professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida begun her adventures with SEE in 2012.
Sandi Sissel, Cinematographer
Sandi Sissel began her career as a cinematographer at NBC and ABC where she won two Emmy awards for her work on Her Majesty’s Britannia and covering the war in Vietnam. During the 70’s and 80’s she shot countless segments for ABC’s 20/20, Saturday Night Live and 60 minutes. Sandi served as Director Of Photography on the Academy Award nominated motion picture Salaam Bombay and received the Camera D’or at Cannes. In addition she has photographed over 100 motion pictures, documentaries and tv series including Chicken Ranch, The Wonder Years, Camp Nowhere, The People Under The Stairs, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Master and Commander.