Meet the Creative Team
Ellen Steele is a theatre maker and performer based in Adelaide, South Australia. She is a founding member of isthisyours?, an all-female collective committed to creating new and unconventional performance. Since their inception in 2007, isthisyours? have created five original full scale works, toured nationally and won multiple awards. Their latest production was a world-first reworking of David Williamson’s The Club (An All-Female, 3 Actor Version) as part of State Theatre Company SA’s 2019 season.
Ellen has toured extensively throughout Australia, Asia and North America with companies including Windmill, State Theatre Company SA, Vitalstatistix, Slingsby, Belvoir, The Border Project, Aphids and Patch.
Jude graduated with Honours from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in 2006. Since then, she has worked extensively for flagship, independent and experimental theatre companies across Australia and internationally.
Companies include Bell Shakespeare, Ontrorend Goed, State Theatre Company of SA, Windmill Theatre Co and Patch Theatre. Jude is an associate member of The Border Project and a founding member of isthisyours? Film and television credits include Sunshine and Oranges, The Swimming Lesson, Yuri Shima, Wire Through the Heart and Rainshadow.
Jonathon has designed set and costumes for Queensland Theatre, LaBoite Theatre, isthisyours?, Aphids, Arena Theatre Company, Polyglot, The Real TV Project, Polytoxic, Men of Steel, State Theatre Company South Australia, Belvoir, Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Vitalstatistix and Barking Gecko.
He is the resident designer at Windmill Theatre Company. He has won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Mr Burns and an AACTA award for his work on the film, Girl Asleep.
Ross McHenry is a multi-award winning composer, bass player and from Adelaide, South Australia. His original compositions encompass a broad range of influences including jazz, contemporary electronic and chamber music. Ross’ work reflects the unique and changing cultural landscape of Australian creative music and aims to explore the idea of modern Australian cultural identity within the context of an increasingly interconnected global musical landscape. Ross has performed extensively around Australia and the world at leading arts festivals and venues including Glastonbury, The Sydney Festival, The Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, the Falls Festival, Wellington International Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Lighting and Technical Designer
Chris is a lighting and technical designer. He completed his Technical Production course at the Adelaide Centre of the Arts. Since graduating, he has been working extensively and continuing to develop his experience across theatre, dance, and other live events both in Australia and overseas.
Chris has worked extensively with State Theatre Company South Australia, Australian Dance Theatre, Windmill Theatre Company, Theatre Republic, isthisyours?, Brink Productions and Tiny Bricks among many others.
Nathan has worked extensively in theatre, both nationally and internationally. He has toured Asia, USA, and all across Australia, working for companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Windmill Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Griffin Theatre, Malthouse, Bell Shakespeare, Brink, Slingsby and Patch Theatre Company.
Nathan was a member of the State Theatre Company Actors Ensemble for 2017 and 2018.
Chiara (she/her) is a queer artist working on Wurundjeri and Kaurna land.
She works as a performer, writer, and poet. Chiara is currently a co-producer of Melbourne’s Slamalamadingdong and producing her own online series #thatswhatshesaidsunday. As an actor she was worked with State Theatre Company South Australia, Freerange Theatrix, Foul play and Act Now. She has been selected as the Adelaide City Library Poet in Residence and has performed at the Australian National Poetry Slam. She has recently been published in the anthology Spitting Teeth.
She performs in drag as Bruno Salsicce.
Lachy is an Adelaide based indigenous actor, musician and Ukulele player. A graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre, he has worked with Splash Theatre, Act Now and Windmill Theatre Company. He has performed in the ABC children’s television program Prank Patrol and in the international soap opera This is Love.
He is passionate about creating theatre for young people.
Puppet Maker & Consultant
Tamara has worked in numerous areas of the performing arts since 1997 including as a Director, Devisor, Maker and Singer. She has toured both nationally and internationally. She has also worked as both a performer and puppeteer for numerous shows.
Her credits include Piccasso and his Dog (Lemony S), Mr Freezy (Arena Theatre Company), Grug, Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre Co), COOP (Black Hole Theatre) and Tangle, We Built this City, Paper Planet, Tangle Weave, Forest Feast (Polyglot Theatre). Tamara is also a member of Men of Steel and was involved in their self-titled debut work, Men of Steel as well as Hard Rubbish. Her skills include making props and puppets for film, television and theatre.