Theatre and Community Art

On the set of the web series ‘the memes’ made by the Transistor Weekly Workshop partispants

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)

The production is supported by the Tasmanian Composers Collective, Salamanca Arts Centre, HyPe 2015, and SPACE.


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


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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


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Random Girls_Pride Amid Prejudice_The Advertiser_16_3_2005

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RYT presents PUPPYFAT by Lucien Simon & Marisa Mastrocola (2004) – Co-Director Seasons:

The Chaffey Theatre Studio, Riverland High Schools and Primary Schools.

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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.


Mr. Magic & the Marketing Queen Media Reort 2003

RYT & Berri PS Presents BOYS WILL BE BOYS (2003) – Director                              

Season: Berri Town Hall & Berri PS

Won the 2004 National Schooling Award  


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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


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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.  


Lucky Starts Media 2006

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)  


Rage Around the Riverland 2003 Media Report

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)


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Priestess or Prostitute_Getout_June 2002

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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


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Wax Cabaret 2_The Mercury_15_3_2001

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Scape presents Into the Night Wax Cabaret (2000) – Producer/deviser/Production Manager


Into the night_Review_GetOut_October_2000

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)