Director/Creative Producer: Augusta Supple
Composer: Jeremy Silver
Additional Songs: Jessica Chapnik Kahn and Nadav Kahn
Designer: Marissa Dale-Johnson
Choreographer: Cloe Fournier
Lighting Designer: Sian James – Holland
Production Manager: Nicole Dimitriadis
Stage Manager: Stephanie Lindwall
Rehearsal Assistant: Courtney McDonald
Social Media Coordinator: Felicity Pickering
Augusta Supple (Director and Creative Producer)
Theatre director, playwright and creative producer Augusta is a passionate advocate for new work, new Australian plays and playwrights. Specialising in developing directing multi-playwright projects and festivals, Augusta directs and produces large scale theatre showcasing local talent and responding to themes of place and people.
Since graduating with honours in Performance Studies from the University of Sydney, Augusta has worked in theatre as a playwright, director, creative producer, carpenter, curator, performer, dramaturge, stage manager and musician both Australia and North America.
A passionate new work advocate, she works exclusively on the development, production and promotion of new Australian plays and has directed new work by Australia’s leading playwrights including Jonathan Gavin, Kate Mulvany, Ned Manning, Hilary Bell, Tahli Corin, Kit Brookman, Alana Valentine, Vanessa Bates, Brooke Robinson, Patrick Lenton, Tim Spencer, Phil Spencer, Katie Pollock, Luke Carson, Nerida Woods, Wayne Tunks and 7-On Playwrights’ collective (Catherine Zimdahl, Donna Abela, Hilary Bell, Ned Manning, Noelle Janaczewska, Vanessa Bates, Verity Laughton).
Augusta has worked in creative and curatorial capacities for several theatre companies in the development and production of new work. She was the inaugural Season Artistic Director of Brand Spanking New (New Theatre, 2008-2010), Program Coordinator Blueprint & Off the Shelf Residencies (Queen St Studio 2009-2010), Creative Producer of Stories From the 428 (Sidetrack Theatre, 2010), Curator of The Boiler Room Series (The Sydney Fringe Festival, 2010) for which she was nominated for a Sydney Fringe Award, producer of I Contain Multitudes (NovemberISM 2011). Augusta has advised on programming The Reginald Season (Seymour Centre, 2012), developed initiatives and project strategies for The Arts Platform (Surry Hills), Kaleidoscope Gallery (Waterloo), Shh Centre for Hybrid Art. Currently she is Board Secretary for Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance Centre (Carlton) and is the Assistant Director of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre.
Known for her blog www.augustasupple.com she is known for her advocacy of new Australian work and Australian playwrights. She has been quoted nationally and internationally for her theatre reviews, views on women in positions of key creative control in theatre, the value of independent theatre and contentious issues facing the Arts in Australia. She also written for various online publications for Australian Stage, New Matilda, Aussie Theatre and Arts Hub and was the official NSW Blogger for the Australian Theatre Forum 2011. She has also made guest appearances deliviering keynote speeches and as a panellist for Hargraves Institute (2009-2010), NSW Writer’s Centre Playwright’s Festival (2012), This is Not Art Festival ( 2003, 2006, 2012), Centre for Sustainability Leadership (2012).
Jeremy Silver (Composer)
Jeremy has worked as a sound designer in Sydney for the last 9 years. A NIDA graduate of 2001, his recent productions include: Thursday’s Child, I Am Jack, Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat, Hitler’s Daughter, The Prospectors for Monkey Baa Theatre For Young People; Defiance at Sydney’s Quarantine Station; Ying Tong, Morph for Sydney Theatre Company; Baghdad Wedding, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Gates of Egypt, Stuff Happens and Run Rabbit Run for Belvoir St Theatre; How To Act Around Cops, Bad Jazz, Pool (no water), This Is How It Goes at The Darlinghurst Theatre; Rock Paper Scissors, Capture The Flag, Crazy Brave, Little Boy, Cross Sections, This Blasted Earth, Thrall, Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset for Tamarramma Rock Surfers at the Old Fitzroy Theatre; Somewhere, Crazy Brave for the Q Theatre. His Sound Operating credits include, The Women Of Troy (STC), Happy Days, The Man From Mukinupin, Scorched, Keating!, Ray’s Tempest, Black Medea, The Sapphires, Little Black Bastard, In Our Name, The Threepenny Opera, Macbeth and My Zinc Bed fr Company B. Jeremy was recently nominated for Best Sound Design/Score at the Sydney Theatre Awards for Capture The Flag and he was nominated for The Greenroom Awards for Best Sound Design for Ying Tong.
Jessica Chapnik Kahn and Nadav Kahn (Additional Songs)
Prior to composing the musical pieces for A View from Moving Windows, Jessica Chapnik Kahn & Nadav Kahn collaborated for the first time earlier this year writing and producing the score for the documentary “Despite the Gods” (directed by Penny Vozniak), a bio-pic about the director Jennifer Lynch (daughter of cult director David Lynch). The film premiered at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.
Jessica is both an actor and musician. On the music front, she has played in bands for artists such as Sarah Blasko, Old Man River and Ben Lee, and is now performing under the name Appleonia. This month, Appleonia released the album “Despite the Gods”, a record inspired by the experience of scoring film. In 2008 Jessica worked with long time collaborator Ben Lee, lending her voice for the soundtrack to the Australian film “The Square” (directed by Nash Edgerton). The album was nominated for an ARIA and an AFI award. Most recently, Jessica co-wrote and co-produced Ben Lee’s upcoming album, due for release early 2013.
Nadav Kahn is a singer songwriter and former member of Australian bands Gelbison,Nations by the River and Kahn Brothers. Internationally, he is a member of the Hawaiian tree house music project Operation Aloha. Nadav regularly collaborates with other artists and in 2009 he received an APRA “Song of the Year” music award for co-writing & co-producing the Old Man River hit song “Sunshine“. Although his musical pallet was established in the experimental indie rock scene, Nadav has a continuing interest in exploring all spheres of music. Currently, Nadav is working on several projects due for release in 2013. These include an Eastern influenced Sanskrit album, a Hebrew mantra record and harmony drenched folk-pop project.
Marissa Dale-Johnson (Designer)
Originally from Canada, Marissa graduated from Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2009 and is currently undertaking her Masters of Design at COFA. Over the last few years, Marissa has assisted on a number of shows (BANG – Belvoir Downstairs for B Sharp/White Box Theatre, S27 Stables Theatre, THE MAGIC PUDDING – Marian St. Theatre, ROPE – Bondi Pavillion, Tamarama Rock Surfers ), as well as designing THE SCHELLING POINT (Chester Productions, The Old Fitzroy Theatre), THE SWEETEST THING (Arts Radar with B Sharp, Belvoir St. Theatre Downstairs), the costumes for CANARY (New Theatre), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Stories Like These with Seymour Centre), DRAKE THE AMAZING + LA DISPUTE (Arts Radar with Darlinghurst Theatre) , AT ANY COST (Ensemble Theatre), FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY (Ensemble Theatre), PIPPIN (Sidetrack Theatre), the costumes for THE WEIR (New Theatre), WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY (Ensemble Theatre), ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE (New Theatre) and THE SPEAR CARRIER (Ensemble Theatre). She has also worked as the artistic consultant at Ensemble Theatre for the production of RED in 2012.
Cloé Fournier (Choreographer)
Cloé Fournier is a French-born independent artist trained in ballet, contemporary dance and drama. She graduated from the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional (CRR) de Saint-Etienne and from the Université Lumières Lyon II in France.
She was a founding member of youMove company performing in works by Anton, Kay Armstrong, Emma Saunders and Vicki van Hout.
While in youMove she met Indigenous Artistic Director Ian RT Colless. She became a dancer and international partner of his Untitled Collective (NY). She was recently invited for the creative development and performance of his new work Connection.1 as part of the Rubaboo Arts Festival in Canada.
Cloé works consistently for Shh Theory for Hybrid Arts. Lately, she performed in How to lose sight in which she was also movement advisor.
Cloé has also performed for Branch Nebula, Dirty Feet Collective, Jodie Mc Neilly and Kathryn Puie.
As an emerging choreographer, Cloé was invited to the Sydney Fringe to perform her solo Erase. Her first major solo work Dining Uns-Table was presented at the Adelaide Fringe 2012 under the mentorship of Australia Council Fellow Dean Walsh. Her latest piece …Selves was created for youMove Company Solo Series 2012 in collaboration with
Sydney Conservatorium Of Music.
She is very excited to be the choreographer for A View From Moving Windows.
Sian James – Holland (Lighting Designer)
Sian James – Holland is a Sydney based lighting designer whose career has seen her design for productions across Australia, in Asia and throughout North America. Sian is a graduate of WAAPA and HKAPA and recently embarked on a Professional Development program at The Banff Centre, Canada by generous support of the Lazlo Funtec Scholarship.
A regular designer at the Flying Fruit fly Circus, previous shows include; CRUNCH, PIRATES, BEACH PARTY, GET SMARTER and SCISSORS. PAPER. ROCK. Darlinghurst Theatre Company; Ordinary Days and Reasons to be Pretty. For Bathurst St Theatre (Toronto, Canada); OUR TOWN, THE PENELOPIAD. The Banff Centre (Banff, Canada); TURN OF THE SCREW. Also in Canada Sian designed NO EXIT (Theatre Bassaris), PRIVATE EYES (Rogue and Peasant Theatre Company),
Other work includes THE LONESOME WEST (BSharp), Anya Mckee’s – FIT TO SHIFT, WORDS THEY MAKE WITH THEIR MOUTHS (ATYP), COSI (Kaleidoscope Theatre Company), GOD OF HELL (Raw-Em Productions).
Earlier this year Sian was engages as the lighting design consultant for The English National Ballet on their most recent visit to Australia, guest lecturer in lighting design at ACPE and was awarded the Rory Dempster Scholarship by generous donation of Belvoir St Theatre.
Nicole Dimitriadis (Production Manager)
Nicole Dimitriadis is a student at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art, studying to be an actor/ creator/ producer. She has performed in the production’s Under Milkwood, On the Razzle, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Tiresias and the physical movement piece Fire and Ice. Nicole has currently worked as Set Designer, Assistant Stage Manager and Sound Operator on various productions at AADA. Nicole graduates from AADA in 2012 and hopes to continue to act as well as create theatre for the Australian stage.
Stephanie Lindwall (Stage Manager)
Stephanie Lindwall is currently completing her Bachelor of Performance at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art. Her performance credits at AADA include Under Milkwood (dir. Marcelle Schmitz), The Skriker (dir. Jason Langley), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Iain Sinclair) and Gods & Games: New Short Works (dir. Bachelor of Performance students).
Stephanie’s production credits include Assistant Stage Manager for The Three Lives of Lucy Cabrol, Deputy Stage Manager for The Woodstock Experience, Assistant Designer for Eat My Hat: New Short Works, Stage Manager for On The Razzle, and most recently Producer of Operations forGods & Games: New Short Works. Stephanie graduates from AADA at the end of 2012 as an Actor/ Creator/ Producer and is very excited to be a part of A View From Moving Windows.
Courtney McDonald (Rehearsal Assistant)
Courtney is a student at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga, studying
in a BA Design for Theatre and Television. Her production credits include;
Technical Manager for Pool No Water, Production Manager for Cloudstreet, Set
Construction for Mystery and Imagination, Lighting Technician for 4.48 Psychosis,
Lighting Crew for The Wizard of Oz, Set Construction for A Clockwork Orange.
Courtney is graduating from Charles Sturt in 2012.
Felicity Pickering (Social Media Coordinator)
Felicity Pickering is an emerging playwright, blogger and dramaturg. She has recently returned after studying in New York for a year. While in New York she co-wrote and acted in ‘Mistress Quickley’s Time Travel Café’ and studied Improvisation, Dramatic Writing, Creative Writing and Poetry. During the Winter she worked on Under The Radar experimental theatre festival in Manhattan. She is currently in her last semester at UTS studying Writing and Cultural Studies. She has had her work produced before. Her monologue ‘Colgate Cares’ was featured in ‘Mall Stories’ as part of the Canberra You Are Here Festival this year. She has written and directed ‘The Banquet’ and co-written and co-directed ‘Neighbours’ with the Backstage: UTS Theatre and Film Society.
Felicity has been published in VibeWire, Vertigo Magazine and the Stonesthrow Review: the State University of New York, New Paltz Creative Writing Anthology. She has blogged for Austrade as a Student Ambassador, as a guest blogger for Jurassic Lounge and writes theatre, television and cultural event reviews as The Unreliable Narrator. At the present moment she is working as an artist in Freshly Squeezed run by StageJuice and working as a Dramaturgy Intern with Playwriting Australia. Additionally, she is the Director of Marketing and PR for charity organization Creative Revolt.