Board and Staff

Board and Staff

Staff

 Edwin Kemp Attrill

Edwin Kemp Attrill

Artistic Director

Edwin Kemp Attrill is a South Australian theatre maker. He is the founder and Artistic Director of ActNow Theatre and the former Artistic Director of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. Edwin’s work focuses on interactive theatre and participatory storytelling, exploring social justice themes. As a community arts practitioner, Edwin works with people with disabilities, prisoners, LGBTIQ communities, young people, refugees and migrants, with organisations including Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, Tutti Arts, Company @, Flinders University, Vitalstatistix, Feast Festival and NIDA Open. He holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts through Victoria University and a Graduate Certificate in Arts and Community Engagement through Victorian College for the Arts. Edwin was the recipient of the 2013 Channel 9 Young Achievers Award for Career Leadership and 2015 Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award at the South Australian Ruby Awards.

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Belinda Berry

General Manager

Belinda is an experienced Business Administrator, Project Coordinator, Event Manager, Executive Officer and Artist.

With a penchant for creativity, innovative thinking, planning and organisation, her experience spans roles in both the public and private sector, locally and internationally.  Sectors include the arts, health, education, environment and hospitality industries.

Passionate about the creative industries and visual and performing arts, she also spends time styling spaces and designing and manufacturing silver jewellery and functional wooden objects.

 Yasmin Gurreeboo

Yasmin Gurreeboo

Associate Artist

Yasmin has worked in the cultural sector for the last two decades and is a theatre director and community arts practitioner. Yasmin is also the Artistic Director for Foul Play Theatre and Co-Producer for the Directors’ Collective South Australia. Yasmin was the Artistic Director of the West Wing Arts Centre in Slough; Artistic Programme Manager at Harrow Arts Centre, and Producing Associate at the Barbican Centre in London. Yasmin has extensive experience as a Community Arts Practitioner across educational and non-educations settings, and has worked for Proteus Theatre Company (UK); Wildcard Theatre Company (UK); Images of Elsewhere (UK); Tutti Arts (SA); No Strings Attached (SA); Company AT (SA) and Fairfax Festival (Vic).

Yasmin Gurreeboo has a first class honours drama degree from the University of Exeter and is an alumnus from the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, Paris. In 2010, Yasmin was the recipient of a bespoke Cultural Leadership Grant for mid-career leaders.

Yasmin is committed to championing women’s voices and diversity on our stages.

 Chiara Gabrielli

Chiara Gabrielli

Associate Artist

Chiara is a Flinders Drama Centre graduate and local independent artist. Chiara performed and toured with the Ruby Award winning State Theatre Company’s Educational show ‘Gorgon’, directed by Nescha Jelk and written by Elena Carapetis. She also thoroughly enjoyed working with The Three C’s on ‘A Night at the Venue’, Sandpit’s ‘Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid’, and FireHazard’s interactive theatrical spy game ‘Undercover: Adelaide’.

Most recently, Chiara was part of BackPorch’s inaugural production of ‘Schmidt’, directed by Sarah Dunn, and involved in ActNow Theatre’s ‘Zero Feet Away’ as an associate producer. In 2017 Chiara is excited to be performing with Freerange Theatrix in ‘Gone Viral’ during the DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

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Eliza Lovell

Eliza Lovell

Board Member

Eliza Lovell has worked extensively over the last 20 years or so as a performer, theatre maker, teaching artist and audio describer.

Eliza co-created “Theo and the Lion” with Patch Theatre Company (Local, Regional, VIC Arts Centre + SYD Opera House tour) and she is currently collaborating with Brink Productions on the Vaudeville Project.

Eliza has facilitated numerous workshops and events in schools and communities in both metro and regional areas and she has ongoing arts residencies with Patch, Brink + Adelaide Secondary School of English, Restless Dance and SA School for Vision Impaired.

Eliza was recently the Chair of CAN (Community Arts Network) and on the board of the Grahame F Smith Peace Foundation.

In 2011, Eliza received an Audio Description research grant for further training in the UK with VocalEyes. She is a lead Audio Describer for Access 2 Arts and is passionate about access and inclusion.

In 2016, Eliza is lead artist at Carclew for two projects: CBL (Creative Body Learning) project and is working with Modbury PS, Christie Downs PS and O’Sullivan’s Beach PS exploring drama and arts based practice in relation to Maths and Numeracy and cross-curriculum learning. She is also lead Artist on Carclew’s Creative Children’s Congress (C3) in collaboration with Alex Desebrock. Eliza is also currently collaborating and presenting with the Resilience Team at the South Australian Health Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

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Jo Coventry

Treasurer

Jo Coventry has a Bachelor of Education with a specialist major in Drama and has taught in numerous secondary schools between 1990 and 2003, before switching her day job to Arts Administration. She has worked for Carclew Youth Arts Centre, the Adelaide Fringe, the Come Out Festival, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and is currently at Adrian Bohm Presents. Between 1990 and 2003 she was a freelance performer, predominantly in the field of comedy with 3 successful Improv troupes and also performed sketch and stand up comedy. She was a founding member of The Hills Youth Theatre and Improd Theatre that specialized in Educational Theatre, Theatre Sports and independent theatre productions. During this time she worked in all fields of theatre including Artistic Direction, Performance, Finance and Publicity. Jo has volunteered for several community organisations including Merz Housing Co-operative (mostly as Treasurer) and is currently volunteering for the Animal Welfare League in the kitten nursery. She likes cats.

 Simon Krieg

Simon Krieg

Board Member

Simon is an experienced business manager with a range of interests across a wide industry spectrum. He specialises in flexible learning design and registered training organisation (RTO) compliance management offering innovative and engaging online learning approaches and products.

Simon Manages the Centre for People Development, an Adelaide based registered training organisation and has been involved in the education industry for over 12 years. He is also the managing director of partnering company e-learning Creations, a highly collaborative and innovative educational design organisation.

Simon lives strongly held values of equity, fairness and transparency and is highly regarded for his ability to engage powerfully with people.

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Lilla Berry

Board Member

Lilla works in arts management and administration as Project Officer in the Arts Programs Team at Carclew, the peak body for youth arts in South Australia. She has worked across multi-art form projects that focus on arts experiences for children and young people in a variety of community and educational contexts. She believes in the power of the arts as a tool for social change and community development. As a Yankunytjatjara woman, Lilla has a passion for working with Aboriginal communities as a way of giving back to her people. As a feminist, she enjoys working with young girls to develop their leadership and risk taking capacities, and is an advocate for equality for all people. Lilla was as a member of Kurruru’s Dance ensemble between 2010 and 2013, and has a sustained interest in both dance, circus and performance.

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Ella Pak Poy

Board Member

Ella Pak Poy works with communities to increase confidence, understanding, and connectedness. For the last 14 years, she has worked in as a project coordinator for various organisations and artists working in community development, youth arts, and education, including for Carclew, Fringe, Come Out, and local councils. Since 2012, Ella has worked full time for the Legal Services Commission as a Community Legal Education Officer, working with young people and educators to increase access to legal information, education, and justice.

Ella co-founded Born On Monday (BOM), a positive participation-based community choir that offers the Port Adelaide and broader community a high quality arts experience that encourages musical expression and promotes community engagement. She has been running this project for the last 11 years, including coordinating the choir in performances featured in The Adelaide Festival, Feast Festival, Fringe, Port Festival, numerous professional productions through Vitalstatistix, and various small to large scale performances in the community.

Ella holds a Legal Practicing Certificate, and has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics), a Diploma of Languages, a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. She has been a board member of the Carclew Youth Arts Board, member and chair of the Arts Organisations Assessment Panel for Arts SA, member of The Ruth Tuck Visual Art Scholarship Advisory Committee, The Independent Arts Foundation Franz Kemp Award for Printmaking, and has been a volunteer member for many different committees and organisations.

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Ben Brooker

Board Member

Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, bookseller, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Review. Ben is a co-facilitator of Adelaide’s Quart Short literary reading salons and in 2016 was an inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellow.

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 Cassie Magin

Board Member

Cassie Magin is an experienced marketer and fundraiser, with a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector. With studies in business, marketing, events and leadership, Cassie brings to the board a broad range of skills along with a big heart for social change.

Currently employed by the Australian Refugee Association, Cassie is exposed daily to the challenges faced by people from multicultural backgrounds. Her passion for the social sector is seen across her entire life; Cassie contributes to a number of organisations and enjoys working with young people to influence the leaders of our future. Having grown up as “a middle class white chick in Adelaide” Cassie is humbly aware of the privileges this has afforded her and works tirelessly every day to make a positive influence to our society.

Having spent many hours on stage as a child and teenager, Cassie also brings a huge passion for the arts. Not one to take to the stage these days however, instead you can find Cassie on the track at Adelaide Roller Derby, which is where she lets her hair down.

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