MEET THE TEAM
Discover a little more about the team bringing Kill Climate Deniers to life, before seeing the work on stage from Wed 15 to Sat 25 May at Metro Arts. Click here to purchase tickets.
Daniel Anderson – Lighting Designer
Daniel is a lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, cultural collaborations, city-scapes, and architecture. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) from the Queensland University of Technology and has completed two professional development courses in New York City. He is the recipient of a Development Grant and an ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. Daniel was nominated in the inaugural Matilda Award; Bille Brown Award for Best Emerging Artist for his designs on Bombshells and Tender Napalm. Recent State Theatre Company works include: My Name is Jimi for Belvoir St Theatre and Queensland Theatre, St Mary’s in Exile for Queensland Theatre, and The Pearlfishers for Opera Australia (as Associate Lighting Designer). International work includes: 지하 Underground and Deluge: 물의 기억
Thomas Allison - Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica Bone - Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica Bone is a 3rd year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) student with a passion for all things theatre and performing. Over the course of her study she has participated in multiple university run productions and collaborative experiences. Jessica has previously worked as assistant stage manager on a production of Baal through Vena Cava Productions. She is also currently Vena Cava’s 2019 Head of Productions and hopes to keep learning about the backstage life of theatre.
Aaron Dora - Assistant Producer
Aaron is an emerging theatre director and producer. He has recently taken a small hiatus from his BFA Drama studies at QUT to work as a Project Coordinator at Queensland Music Festival, where he is working in the programming team to produce the 2019 festival. In 2018, Aaron was the Artistic Director of Vena Cava Productions - QUT’s student theatre company. At the company, Aaron introduced Jason Klarwein as industry patron, and established Vena Cava as 2018 company in Residence at Metro Arts. This culminated in the presentation of the student theatre festival, Freshblood, in a takeover of 109 Edward Street. Aaron has studied Performance at Griffith University, and has undertaken Playwrighting and Voice & Movement intensives at Interlochen Centre for the Arts (MI, USA). He has assistant directed QUT student productions under the mentorship of Kate Wild and Jason Klarwein. Aaron won Best Director at the Beenleigh Festival of One Act Plays for The Girls in Grey.
David Finnigan - Playwright
David Finnigan is a writer, theatre-maker and pharmacy assistant from Canberra. He is a member of science-theatre ensemble Boho and an associate of Coney (UK) and the Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Philippines). David is a Churchill Fellow and an Australia Council Early Career Fellow.
Justin Harrison - Projection Designer
THAT Production Company / Metro Arts: debut. Queensland Theatre Company: As Sound & Projection Designer: Death of a Salesman, My Name is Jimi, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Landmine is Me, The 7 Stages of Grieving (with the Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe), Orbit. As Projection Designer: The Wider Earth (with Dead Puppet Society). As Sound Designer/Composer: 600 Ways to Filter a Sunset, Love and Information, Riley Valentine and the Occupation of Fort Svalbard, Much Ado About Nothing, Country Song. As A/V Consultant: The Longest Minute, 39 Steps, Switzerland. Other Credits: Dead Puppet Society: The Wider Earth UK, Laser Beak Man (with Brisbane Festival and La Boite Theatre Company); QUT Creative Industries: 3 Winters; The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe: April’s Fool, 7 Billion Friends, Revolt, Inferno, Romeo and Juliet Must Die, I Am Macbeth, Livid, Super/Natural, Heartfail, Island Home, Romeo and Juliet versus The World, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth versus The World. Film: Tailgate, The Little Things, Conscience for Cambodia, Don’t Show Mother. Television: MirrorMirror, Mega Mechanics, Am I Perfect?, Snake Boss. Awards: Helpmann Awards Nomination (2018); Matilda Award (2016), Matilda Awards Nomination (2017); Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (2018, 2015), Brisbane Advertising and Design Club Nomination (2017). Training: Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production, Griffith University.
Wil Hughes – Composer & Sound Designer
Wil’s credits as a composer, songwriter and sound designer for theatre have ranged from contemporary ballet to musicals, and include The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek, The Village, Single Asian Female, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Wind in the Willows (La Boite Theatre Company); Elizabeth I (Monsters Appear/Wonderland Festival); Rice (Queensland Theatre); Sonder, Bespoke (Queensland Ballet); Propel (Expressions Dance Company); We Will Not Kiss/Touch/Frighten You in the Dark, Caligula (The Danger Ensemble); The Theory of Everything (Brisbane Festival/Metro Arts); Dust Covered Butterfly (Metro Arts); Tiptoe (Pentimento Productions); Unnatural Selection, Allan (Gold Coast Arts Centre/Awkward Productions); Blak Electric (Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts); Sweet Meniscus (Anywhere Theatre Festival) and Legends (Storyshare International Ltd.).
Wil is also an internationally acclaimed composer for film, television and other media, and in 2018 was awarded Composer of the Year by the California Independent Film Festival. His film and media work includes Theo & Celeste, Spaceman Jones (dir. Hannah Dougherty); Admonition (dir. Alexander Mattingly); Viral (dir. Sam Van Grinsven), Freudian Slip (dir. Clare Sladden), The Feed (SBS),as well as advertising campaigns for companies such as Bonds, Supré, Forever New and Tigerlily.
Liam Lowth - Assistant Director
Liam Lowth is a writer from Brisbane, Australia. His fiction and essays have been featured in Tincture Journal, Veronica Mag, and Writer's Edit, among others. Liam’s story, ‘Jennifer Aniston Eat’s Strawberries in Paris,’ was performed in Adelaide at the 2017 Quart Short Summer Event. In 2018, Liam graduated from the Griffith Film School with a Bachelor of Film & Screen Media. His creative disciplines in screenwriting have seen the development of both short and long form written screen work in Australia, the US, and Canada. In 2019, Liam will assistant direct the Queensland premiere of Kill Climate Deniers at Metro Arts with THAT Production Company. Liam is currently developing his second feature film script.
Jason McKell - Fight Choreographer
Jason is an actor and functional movement specialist, who focuses on training athletic theatre performers, such as Circus Artists, Ballet Dancers and Stunt Performers. Jason has over 10 years’ experience as a physical theatre artist and teaches movement and combat as part of the Griffith Conservatory’s Acting BA.
Jason became a qualified Commedia dell’arte instructor at Antonio Fava’s Scuola Internazionale Dell’Attore Comico in Reggio Emilia Italy 2015, a Clown Master at Bont’s international school in Menorca Spain 2018, and a Fight Director with the Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc 2019. Jason holds a cert IV Master Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness, and has a diverse background in various forms of functional movement training including; Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and Mixed Martial Arts. Recent works include Fledgling Theatre’s Modern Jesus 2017, Brisbane Arts Theatre’s A Clockwork Orange 2017, Griffith Conservatory’s Dry River Run 2018, and 4MBS’s Much Ado About Nothing 2018.
Raymond Milner - Production Designer
Raymond Milner is a Brisbane based scenic designer working across theatre, dance, circus, musicals, festivals and art installations. Raymond graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts in 2009 and in 2015 he was nominated for a Matilda Award; Best Design: set and costume for his work on Pentimento Production’s Heavenly Bodies. Recent productions include: Season Of Contemporary American Plays 2019 (The Ladies and Sons of the Prophet) - QUT; Six Hundred Ways to Filter a Sunset - Queensland Theatre; Bare - Understudy Productions and Poison - EG Productions. Selected Credits: Breaking the Code - QUT; The New Black - Follies Productions; Boys of Sondheim, A Very Naughty Christmas The Second Coming - Understudy Productions; Cosi - Beenleigh Theatre Group; Two Weeks With The Queen - THAT Production Company; Les Miserables - Savoyards Musical Theatre; .
Cassandra Ramsay – Creative Producer
Driven by a passion for community engagement, audience development, and storytelling, Cass has carved a portfolio career as a writer, producer, reviewer, teacher, and arts marketer. She has worked as a Marketing Coordinator at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse; Marketing Manager at Brisbane Writers Festival; content creator at Crack Theatre Festival; she co-wrote stage adaptations of the children’s books The Tuckshop Kid (2013), Eric Vale Epic Fail (2015), and My Dead Bunny (2017) with Timothy Wynn; and with THAT Production Company Cass co-developed the series ‘Arts Matters’, a Q & A series with creative industry movers and shakers, and ‘Performance-in-Progress’ (later developed as ‘Behind the Red Curtain’ at Ipswich’s Studio 188), which opened up all stages of play development from research to rehearsal to a regional audience, demystifying the theatre process.
Angela Roff - Assistant Stage Manager (Operator)
ngela has always had a passion for attending live productions - theatre, musicals, music, dance and cabaret. After working for 25 years in the Oil and Gas industry she made the conscious decision to pursue her interests and apply her skill set to the technical production of theatre. She recently completed a Certificate IV in Live Production & Technical Services through the Brisbane Arts Theatre. While completing her course she worked on a number of productions as sound operator, backstage crew and stage manager. She has most recently been the stage manager for the Brisbane Arts Theatre production of The BFG.
Nicholas Smith – Production Designer
As a performer, Nick’s most recent credits include Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus (in-production – Heartbeast Theatre) and the Naval Officer in Lord of the Flies (Beenleigh Theatre Group). Nick dynamically works beyond the stage as a make-up artist and designer, with credits including Makeup Artist/Designer for Lord of the Flies (Beenleigh Theatre Group); Assistant Director & Production Designer for My Dead Bunny (THAT Production Company); Makeup Designer for Cosi (Beenleigh Theatre Group); and Makeup Artist for Containment (Brisbane Powerhouse). Nick also produces his own conceptual makeup art: NICK JAMES FX. Nick is thrilled to apart of THAT Production Company once again and is delighted to play a part in debuting this poignant and incredibly important piece of theatre.
Timothy Wynn – Director
Since 2009 Timothy has fashioned diverse and imaginative seasons of theatrical experiences as the Artistic Director of THAT Production Company. He has directed over 20 productions, including the Australian premier of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined by Lynn Nottage (at Studio 188, Ipswich) Saved by Edward Bond (at the Old Courthouse, Ipswich); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (at the Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove); Spring’s Awakening (at Metro Arts, Brisbane). Timothy studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York, and trained at the JUTE Theatre Company’s Director Development Program facilitated by Dr David Fenton. Timothy has also worked as an Assistant Director with Backbone Youth Arts, JUTE Theatre Company, Spotlight Theatre, and Fractal Theatre Company. In 2017 his production of Cosi with Beenleigh Theatre Company was nominated for seven Gold Coast theatre awards, winning Best Supporting Actress and Best Magic Moment of Theatre.