Producers &
Organisations

Australian Dance Theatre

Garry Stewart Artistic Director
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Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) is at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance, committed to creating dance works of the highest standard that are intellectually and artistically compelling.

Since 1999, ADT has been under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, recipient of the inaugural Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and named as one of the world's 50 most influential choreographers. Under Stewart's leadership, the company has an impressive history of collaboration and using media such as robotics, photography, architecture, 3D graphics and video.

With its repertoire extending to film, interactive installations, gallery exhibitions and works for public spaces, ADT has received numerous Helpmann, Green Room, Export and Australian Dance Awards.

David Sefton

Random Harvest 21-31 August
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Random Harvest is the new independent producing entity of David Sefton, former Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival. Adelaide-based and working globally, Random Harvest will be in Edinburgh scouting and meeting; seeking new work and new partnerships for strategic spaces within and beyond Adelaide and Adelaide Fringe. Random Harvest are also consultants to the 2000 seat Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide's premiere music venue.

David McVicar

Gobsmacked Theatre 1-28 August
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David McVicar is an Adelaide based Producer and Director. He established Gobsmacked Theatre Company in 2014 and has developed a reputation for presenting bold contemporary theatre that integrates distinctive text, a heightened performance style, striking visual imagery and a darkly comic sensibility.

His 2016 production of Dropped by Katy Warner received the Holden Street Theatres Adelaide Fringe Award, toured to the Pleasance Courtyard at The Edinburgh Fringe and was funded by Arts South Australia for the inaugural Made in Adelaide initiative. In 2017, David is producing/directing Once Were Pirates by Emilie Collyer, at The Pleasance Dome.

Gobsmacked provides early career Adelaide artists with the opportunity to collaborate on professional productions. In Edinburgh, David will seek further international and national touring opportunities for Gobsmacked shows as well as further developing international alliances and scouting for shows to tour to Adelaide.

Tuxedo Cat

Cassandra Tombs Founder & Creative Director 4-28 August
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Tuxedo Cat originated 10 years ago as a pop up venue. Through cultural and artist development it has grown to become a major programming element of the Adelaide Fringe. Creative Director and founder Cassandra Tombs has built solid networks with local and international artists which has led emerging artists to become part of the global festival circuit. Tuxedo Cat programs both established and emerging artists, who are pushing the boundaries of their genre. Alumni include Dr Brown, Dr Professor Neal Portenza, Trygve Wakenshaw, Marcel Lucont, Alexis Dubisand DeAnne Smith. Tuxedo Cat is an artist-run initiative by artists for artists. We are the fringe of the fringe and we like to dance.

Ignition Entertainment

Alan Rosewarne Director 7-17 August
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The GC is a multi-space performance hub and the largest totally indoors venue in the Adelaide Fringe. It is artist focused, audience friendly and community minded, and programs for high levels of artist and audience enjoyment.

The GC's Fringe program covers a range of performance styles across a wide range of disciplines. It has become a destination for mature audiences of quality, diverse Fringe entertainment in a comfortable "character" setting.

Holden Street Theatres

Martha Lott Artistic Director & Co-Founder 11-30 August
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Holden Street Theatres is known as 'The Home Of Theatre' and hosts local, national and international shows. They are passionate about building strong relationships between Holden Street and international companies and supporting local artists. This dedication is shown through the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, which tours international groups to Adelaide.

Gluttony

Daniel Michael Director 8-18 August
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Gluttony is a diverse venue hub and is the second largest venue in the Adelaide Fringe. Last year Gluttony sold 121,500 tickets during the Fringe. It attracts a multitude of assorted acts from around the world. It is our goal to make the experience for artists and staff as pleasant as possible and we find that this makes Gluttony a pleasant place to be for everyone.

Windmill Theatre Co

Adam Rosetto Marketing & Development Manager 8-14 August
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Windmill Theatre Co is a multi-award winning company based in Adelaide, South Australia that creates theatre and screen works for children, teenagers and families. Each year the company presents its home grown theatrical work in Adelaide and tours extensively regionally, nationally and internationally.

As part of its mission, Windmill also inhabits new media spaces and participates in the development of innovative means to connect artists and audiences to tell, create and share stories. It has produced two documentary films, two mixed-media projects and in 2016 the Company delivered its first feature film for teenage audiences, multi-award winning Girl Asleep (screening as part of our film program).

Having already established successful touring networks through North America and Asia, Windmill's focus is now on the UK and Europe.

State Theatre Company South Australia

Jodi Glass Executive Director / Producer
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State Theatre Company South Australia is Adelaide's flagship professional theatre company performing an annual season of classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre shows. The Company regularly commissions new plays, co-produces shows with other companies, and tours extensively.

Things I Know To Be True was co-produced with Frantic Assembly and has twice toured extensively through the UK. The Company is looking to develop further international touring opportunities, to collaborate and produce new shows.

South Australian Film Corporation

Sarah Lancaster Production Attraction & Development Executive 8-14 August
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South Australia has a rich history in screen production, providing the production base and landscape for some of Australia's most iconic films including Breaker Morant, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mad Max and Wolf Creek.

With a legacy that spans more than 40 years, the South Australian Film Corporation supports both the local screen industry and in-coming productions in the creation of world class content. The state-of-the-art Adelaide Studios, award-winning crews and innovative funding programs have contributed to Adelaide's outstanding reputation as Australia's home of independent cinema.

Emily Steele

1-14 August
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Emily Steel is the writer and presenter of 19 Weeks, which won the Best Theatre Award at Adelaide Fringe 2017 and a Weekly John Chataway Innovation Award. It was shortlisted for the Made in Adelaide Award.

19 Weeks is a play in a swimming pool. It's Emily's own story of terminating a pregnancy after the baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. It's sad and funny, familiar and surprising, not self-righteous or guilt-ridden but complex and truthful. Made in Adelaide by a South Australian creative team, 19 Weeks sold out its entire season before its first preview, and became one of the most talked about shows in the Fringe.

Emily is in Edinburgh this year to find a pool for the show and promote 19 Weeks ahead of a 2018 tour.

Jascha Boyce

8-14 August
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An emerging producer, Jascha Boyce will be representing Gravity and Other Myths (GOM) and other smaller new works for future presentations in Edinburgh. GOM creates engaging works of acrobatic art for touring, festivals and corporate clients. Formed in 2009 in Adelaide, South Australia, the company continues to grow and evolve. Jascha and her partner, Joren Dawson, have just begun creating work together in Adelaide. They are bringing a cabaret act to the festival and are in the process of creating a circus/physical theatre performance for children.

Patch Theatre

Ebony Bott Executive Producer 8-18 August
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Patch Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of high quality in-theatre experiences for children aged four to eight years old.

Since its inception in 1972, Patch Theatre has performed 105 new works to more than 1.8 million children and their families. We have presented more than 30 international seasons at centres and festivals across the US, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Patch is keen to develop additional touring circuits in Europe and Asia.

Adelaide Festival Centre

John Glenn Executive Producer
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Adelaide Festival Centre is the heart of the arts in South Australia. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, exhibitions and some of the world's biggest touring musicals, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate and entertain, including Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, OzAsia Festival and DreamBIG Children's Festival.

Zac Tyler

Release Creative
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In addition to being the co-director of Release Creative, Zac currently holds the position of Producer at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Commercial Ventures at the Adelaide Festival Centre, and Associate Producer at GWB Entertainment with bases in London and Adelaide. Since starting with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2013, Zac has worked closely with Artistic Directors Kate Ceberano, Barry Humphries, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect. During his tenure, Zac has produced a number of the Festival's original main stage shows as well as the popular Festival galas, and has also directed a number of shows and events for the Festival.

Zac directed the 2016 Made in Adelaide Showcase and continues to work on exciting projects for Release Creative. He'll direct the 2017 Made in Adelaide Live Music Showcase and Cabaret Gala.

Steve Mayhew

PADA / Australian Theatre Forum 4-28 August
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Performance & Art Development Agency (PADA) is a contemporary arts organisation that develops new artworks through initiatives, networks, exchanges and public programs. We seek partnerships with artists and like-minded organisations to contribute to the contemporary arts culture and ecology in South Australia.

PADA Co-Director, Steve Mayhew produces and gives dramaturgy and user experience to works that are participatory and lean on the digital across Australia. Steve is also the Co-Curator of the 2017 Australian Theatre Forum (ATF) - a national biennial gathering of over 400 representatives from the Australian theatre sector. Bringing together practitioners, producers and cultural provocateurs from across the country, the ATF provides a platform for an exchange of ideas.

Sasha Zahra

10-29 August
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Sasha Zahra is an independent producer, theatre maker, director and previous Creative Producer of the Adelaide Fringe. She is the co-program director for the Royal Croquet Club Adelaide, co-director of the Stirling Fringe (Adelaide Hills) and is a co-producer of Provocaré winter festival (Chapel Street, Melbourne).

Peta Spurling-Brown

Hey Boss 2-28 August
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Hey Boss is an award-winning production and management company working with some of the most exciting theatre, music, and comedy shows in the global fringe circuit. The company is focused on fostering sustainable careers for its artists and extending the reach of their work. We are currently interested in building direct touring opportunities and cross-industry relationships with commercial or artistic outcomes.

Hey Boss shows include: Jamie MacDowell & Tom Thum (AU), The Wine Bluffs (AU), Swing Man (AU), Butt Kapinski (US), Shirley Gnome (CAN), Double Denim (AU).

Louise Clarke

Bamboozled Productions 7-29 August
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Louise Clarke is director at Bamboozled Productions, an internationally recognised independent artist and producers' collective dedicated to presenting bold, diverse and inspiring events, festivals, venues and performances. Louise is also the co-programme director at the Royal Croquet Club (RCC) and co-director of the Stirling Fringe.

Lee-Anne Donnolley

Far and Away Productions 11-26 August
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Far and Away Productions (F & A), started in 2014 is an independent production company based in Adelaide. F & A is producer for Adelaide's Brink Productions and Limosani Projekts which will be promoted and marketed during Made in Adelaide in Edinburgh. Both of these small companies have made enormous strides in the last few years and are poised to make a significant impact internationally over the next few years.

Brink Productions' acclaimed production The Aspirations of Daise Morrow will tour in Australia, to the Galway International Arts Festival and in the UK in 2018. A new major work is currently in development and will premiere in Australia and internationally in 2018.

The Spinners, a collaboration between Lina Limosani (Australia) and Al Seed (Scotland) will premiere in Australia at the Adelaide Festival Centre and Dance Base Edinburgh UK in 2018.
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Jennifer Greer Holmes is a creative producer of live art. Subversive and irreverent, her work is punk, queer and feminist. She also works in music management and performance documentation. Jennifer wishes to deepen the connection between Adelaide independent artists and international markets.

Restless Dance Theatre

Michelle Ryan / Belinda Hellyer Artistic Director / Development Manager 7-15 August
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Led by Artistic Director Michelle Ryan, Restless Dance Theatre creates high quality real, raw and uninhibited dance theatre that speaks eloquently to everyone. It is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with young people with and without disability to collaboratively create outstanding inclusive dance theatre. The company presents unexpectedly real dance theatre works in multiple mediums to diverse audiences.

The multi-award winning company has mounted 33 major productions to widespread critical acclaim including Intimate Space in the 2017 Adelaide Festival and In the Balance in the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The company has also produced highly acclaimed film works.