Peta Hanrahan's main focus in theatre is style, form and the actor's journey, studying theatre as a fine art form, through its humanity and technique. Peta studied with Le Coque Master, Richard Hayze Marshall from 1984 to 1987. Since then she has worked as a Director, Dramaturge, Animateur, Actor, Puppeteer, Lighting and Set Designer. Her role as Artistic Director at The Dog Theatre marks a new era for both Peta and the arts community as a whole.
John is a graduate from the NIDA directing course, 2002. His Theatre Directing credits include, for STC : Ying Tong, Doubt ( associate director ) Brecht education program and The Attic. For Belvoir Company B : The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, Blasted and Love. For Griffin Theatre : Shelter, Tiger Country and The Distance From Here. For Black Swan Theatre Company : Terrorism and Far Away. For NIDA : A Midsummer nights Dream, Cleansed, Who's Afraid Of The Working Class, The Return, Closer, Attempts on Her Life and Hamlet. For Bell Shakespeare : 2008, 2009, 2010 Actors At Work touring shows. Later this year John Travels to New York to assist Edward Albee on the Broadway debut of his new play, Me Myself and I. He is currently Artistic Director for Barking Gecko Theatre Company in Perth.
Christine White is General Manager, Communications and Marketing Services in the Marketing & Communications Department at Victoria University. In this role she is accountable for all aspects of the University's media and public relations. Christine's career began with the Victorian Education Department where she became involved in the educational potential of public radio. She developed her journalistic skills and spent many years as a specialist producer of mainstream current affairs radio programs for ABC Radio in Melbourne and Adelaide. Christine moved to a strategic senior management position as Victorian Director of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). She is intensely interested in the future of creative endeavour in Australia and has been a board member of the Ascolta Radio Group and Theatre @ Risk. Christine has been included in the Who's Who of Australian Woman (2006-2011). She has completed a BA in Sociology ( La Trobe); a BA in Media Studies (RMIT) and a Diploma of Education.
Joël Murray (public officer): arts manager, masters student and political junkie. Expertise in government relations, not-for-profit governance, strategic planning and arts management. Currently Education Development Manager for Orchestra Victoria.
Leslie Wood is a community development consultant and Lecturer in Management at Swinburne University of Technology in the Faculty of Higher Education at Lilydale. Formerly a Councillor in the Shire of Yarra Ranges, she has an extensive interest and experience in the governance of sustainable arts businesses that involve and revolve around people. Leslie has served on the Victorian Government Adult, Community & Further Education Board, including acting as Chair of the ACFE audit committee. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the OCAV (Old Colonist's Association of Victoria) Council and currently Chair of Open Channel at Docklands.
Melbourne's own award winning Wes Snelling has a "beautiful voice, and a wicked sense of comic timing" TheAge. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University (Rusden), Wes has worked within the arts industry for over a decade as an actor, singer, writer, comedian, director, production/stage/tour manager, radio presenter, creative producer and facilitator. Wes is a celebrated Australian artiste whose work has seen him tour throughout Australia, Europe, the UK and most recently New York. "Fabulousness" The Age. "Super fabulous" Herald Sun. "I must apologise for my overuse of the word 'fabulous'" Inpress Magazine