Transistor Youth Art (2015-2019)- Artistic Director
In the four years that the program operated Transistor Youth Arts worked with over 600 young people, created 65 short films, 3 web-series and commissioned and produced 5 short plays. It is a highly successful program loved by many and recognized by Industry, Local, State and Federal Funding agencies as having a best practice approach as well as making a valuable contribution to our community.
More information and Films: HERE
Death by Defestration (2016) by Koe Bugden – Director
Death by Defenestration explores a domestic family’s dark secrets, set in the family home, but juxtaposed against some of the terrible consequences of Australia’s invasion of Iraq in 2003. Two brothers with deep philosophical differences, and each carrying his own shame, finally finish an argument that has been simmering for ten years.
With music and libretto by Joe Bugden, directed by Lucien Simon and with Phil Joughin and Nick Monk singing the roles of the two brothers, and Josephine Giles as their mother, Death by Defenestration is a thrilling opera noir!
50 minutes’ duration with no intermission.
Staged as part of the Festival of Voices (July 13-16)
5 Short Plays: Give Me Back My Tomorrow (2015) by Ryk Goddard, Carrie McLean, Marisa Mastrocola, Lucien Simon & Jacob Williams- Director/Sound
Funded by Regional Arts Tasmania & Kingborough Council
Season Kingborough Performing Arts Centre
Performing Arts: Directing/ Writing Hidden Cities (2014) – Video Installation Artist and Filmmaker Creative Development through the Kingborough Council Arts Residency Program. Developed for Ten Days on the Island 2015 Festival. Partners PIPS:lab
Barking Spider Visual Theatre presents Through Their Eyes (2013) – Video Installation Artist
Season: Opening of the Hawthorn Arts Centre
More than Memory (2010)- Community Artist
Intergenerational documentary making project where Kingston High School students made documentaries of elderly people with dementia. Documentary by Move Media distributed by Video Education Australia
The Song Room and Maydena Primary School presents Maydena an Alternate History (2007) – Director/ Writer.
Riverland Youth Theatre (RYT) & Vitalstatistix National Women’s Theatre presents Random GirlsDevised by the participants and Marisa Mastrocola (2005) – Co-director & Dramaturge
Seasons in the Riverland & Adelaide (Vitalstatistix, Waterside) at Come Out 2005
RYT presents PUPPYFAT by Lucien Simon & Marisa Mastrocola (2004) – Co-Director Seasons:
The Chaffey Theatre Studio, Riverland High Schools and Primary Schools.
RYT Presents SUCKERS by Fraser Caulfield (2004) – Director
Season: The Bonney Theatre, Riverland High Schools.
RYT presents Mr. Magic & the Marketing Queen (2003) – Written with the Riverland Youth Theatre Junior Ensemble.
Season: The chaffety Theatre, Riverland High Schools and Primary Schools.
RYT & Berri PS Presents BOYS WILL BE BOYS (2003) – Director
Season: Berri Town Hall & Berri PS
Won the 2004 National Schooling Award
Melbourne Workers Theatre presents FEVER (2002) a play by Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Christos Tsiolkis & Melissa Reeves- Assistant Director to Julian Meyrick
Season: Trades Hall, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts.
CIA presents SHORT STABS (2000) – Director
Season: The Storeroom (Melbourne, December
Scape presents Grace (2000), Monologues by Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius & Graham Henderson- Director/Producer/Production Manager
Season: Peacock Theatre (Hobart, November
Scape presents Goat by Alison Mann, Robert Scotney & Asariah Tellegen (2000) – Co-Producer/ Production Manager/ Director.
Season: The Peacock Theatre (Hobart, Easter)
Australian Script Centre & the Hobart Fringe Festival present a dramatised reading of Who the Fuck is Erica Price by Sarah Brill (2000) – Director Season: The Peacock Theatre (Hobart, March). Hobart Fringe Festival
Community Arts, Youth Arts, Theatre: Producing/Facilitating
Barking Spider Visual Theatre – Jellyfish (2013): Camera & Editing
Wild@heART (2013) – Community Artist Wide Angle Tasmania & Clarence City Council present
Wide Angle Tasmania and Clarence City Council presents Hothouse (2012, 2013, 2014)- Facilitator
Wide Angle Tasmania & Hobart City Council present FilmLab (2011)- Facilitator
Kingboorugh Council presents Blackmans Bay Urban Art Mural Program (2008): Project Coordinator Workshops that led to a large mural on the Blackman Bay Community Hall.
Kingborough Council presents Event Management Workshops (2008): Project Coordinator
Kingborough Council Holiday Program (2008): Coordinator
Kingborough Council presents The Balcony (2007-2008): Producer/ Agent Weekly all ages gigs at the Youth Centre (YSPACE).
Big hART presents Lucky Starts (2006): Producer/Curator
A exhibition of photography by young parents from the North West Coast of Tasmania.
RYT Presents Riveisteddfod (2003 & 2004) – Co-Producer/ Tutor
Eleven schools rehearsed and presented at least one five-ten minute performance piece.
RYT Presents NUNGA RISING (2004) – Project Producer
Workshops took place in six Riverland Schools and Two Community Centres and attracted over 160 participants. The program also involved a NAIDOC Week Celebration that attracted 150 Indigenous people. Culminated with performances at the Come Out Festival (Adel).
Riverland Youth Theatre Workshop Program (2003/2004/2005) – Producer Ages 5 to 26.
700 participants annually.
RYT Presents Berri Primary School Drama-Dance Initiative- Producer/Coordinator RYT produced two terms worth of workshops for Berri Primary Schools two year 6-7 classes
RYT Presents Visual rites troupe (2003/2004) – Producer
RYT Presents Mr. Magic & the Marketing Queen by Lucien Simon. Director Marisa Mastrocola (2004)- Producer
The play had its world premier at the Chaffey Theatre Studio Space – before touring Adelaide Fringe Festival as part of the Youth and Education Program.
RYT Presents Rage Around the Riverland 2003 – Event Manager, Youth Outdoor event. Season: Field Days Site (Barmera)
Scape & CAST Gallery present BRANDED- Producer/Writer
New media event featuring Cut Copy
Scape & La Mama presents Who the F**K is ERICA PRICE (2002) a play by Sarah Brill- Producer/Production Manager/Actor
Seasons: La Mama@ Carlton Courthouse (Melbourne, August) & The Peacock Theatre (Hobart, June)
Scape Master Class Series (2001) in Mask/Mime/Movement & Bouffon. Trainers Marie Dumont & Jason Lehane – Producer/Production Manager
The workshop attracted 20 participants (selling out) from all around Australia and was held in Hobart at the IS Theatre Rehearsal space.
Scape presents Wax Cabaret (2001) – Producer/deviser/Production Manager
Scape presents Into the Night Wax Cabaret (2000) – Producer/deviser/Production Manager
Scape & CIA present Damnable Stories of Dostoyevsky a creative development showing of Camus adaptation of the Possessed (2000)- Co-Producer/Actor Season:
The Storeroom (Melbourne, August)