COMPANY DIRECTION

 2005 - CURRENT | THE SMITH COMPANY | Founder & Artistic Director 

 

TRAINING          

2016 Michael Chekov Training Master Workshop | The Victorian College of the Arts & MICHA | Fern Slone & Ted Pugh

2011 The Victorian College of the Arts | Post Graduate of Performance Creation | Theatre Direction 

2004 Graduate Company of The Arts Academy (Ballarat) | Bachelor of Arts | Music Theatre / Performance

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2014 Greenroom Award Best Director of a Musical [Pacific Overtures] - Nomination

2014 Greenroom Award Best Production of a Musical [Pacific Overtures] – Nomination

2015 Greenroom Award Best Production of a Cabaret [Femme Fatale] - Nomination

2018 Greenroom Award Best Production of a Musical [Bring It On] - Nomination

 

ARTISTIC PORTFOLIO 

2019

Les Misérables

Music By Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Alain Boublil; Book by Jean-Marc Natel 

The Queensland Conservatorium of Music | Director

Les Misérables

Music By Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Alain Boublil; Book by Jean-Marc Natel 

Footlight Productions Geelong | Director

 

Bring It On: The Musical – National Tour  

Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda; Lyrics by Amanda Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book Jeff Whitty

Producer David Venn & Stagemasters | Director

 

2018

 

Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice; Book by Linda Woolverton

Footlight Productions Geelong | Director

 

Bring It On: The Musical

Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda; Lyrics by Amanda Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book Jeff Whitty

Producer David Venn & Stagemasters | Director

 

Chicago 

Music by John Kander; Lyricsby Fred Ebb; Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

Federation University Ballarat | 3rd Year Music Theatre | Director

 

2017

 

WICKED

Book by Winnie Holzman; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 

Footlight Productions Geelong | Director

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

Book By Bob Martin & Don McKellar Lyrics By Greg Morrison and Lisa Lambert

The Victorian College of the Arts | 3rd Year Music Theatre | Director

 

 

2016 

How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found - by Finn Kennedy 

The Victorian College of the Arts | 3rd Year Music Theatre | Director

The Wiz The Musical – Book By William F Brown; Music & Lyrics By Charlie Smalls & Luther Vandross

Stage Masters | Director

Much Ado About Nothing - By William Shakespeare 

The Victorian College of the Arts | 3rd Year Theatre Students | Director

GOLD - By Rosie Lockhart

Red Stitch Actors Theatre | PLAYlist 2016 | Director

The Boys – By Gordon Graham

The Victorian College of the Arts | 2nd Year Theatre Students | Director

 

2015 

Project: Hysteria | A cannon of Tennessee Williams One-Act Plays

TBC Theatre Company | Poppy Seed Festival | Director

Presentation Showcase Co17 

The Victorian College of the Arts | 1st Year Music Theatre | Lecturer & Director 

Acting In Song Co16 – SIXTEEN ON SONDHEIM

The Victorian College of the Arts | 2nd Year Music Theatre | Lecturer & Director 

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood The Musical by Robert Holmes 

Federation University Ballarat / The Arts Academy Ballarat| 2015 Graduating Music Theatre Company | Director 

Femme Fatale By The Candy Topps

A cabaret | 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival| Director 

SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - Theatre History Project 2015

A devised production for the First Year Music Theatre Students | The Arts Academy Ballarat | Director

Tinderella – A cabaret by Noni McCullum 

Melbourne Cabaret Festival & Ballarat Cabaret Festival | Director

Roxie Hart  - A Stage Play | Adapted and directed By Alister Smith

3rdYear Actors Production for The Victorian College of the Arts | Director 

 

Where Do I Begin - The Music Of Shirley Bassey By Matthew Robinson 

Cabaret for Danielle Mathews |Manilla Street Productions | Hammer Hall | Director

 

2014

URINETOWN: The Musical By Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann

The Victorian College of the Arts | 2nd Year Music Theatre Project | Director

 

SLAVS! By Tony Kushner

The National Theatre Drama School | 2014 Graduating Company project | Director

 

PACIFIC OVERTURE By Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

Watch This Theatre | Theatre Works | Director

 

WHERE DO I BEGIN - The Music Of Shirley Bassey By Matthew Robinson 

Cabaret for Danielle Mathews |Manilla Street Productions | Chapel Off Chapel | Director

 

SEDUCTION AND DEMISE IN EAST BERLIN

A new opera development |TheBeggar’s CoOp | Director

 

SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - Theatre History Project 2014

A devised production for the First Year Music Theatre Students | The Arts Academy Ballarat | Director

 

RATON LAVEUR By Amos Crawley, David Patrick Flemming & Caitlin Stewart

Fairly Lucid Productions | Kew Court House - return season | Director

 

AS WE COME TO WAKE By Fleur Murphy 

A play development | Director

 

THE RECKONING

A new musical development | Fairly Lucid Productions | Creative producer Ben Noble | Director

 

LILA GRAY By Emma Clair Ford

A Cabaret By Emma Clair Ford | Hobart Festival of Voices | Director

 

WHERE DO I BEGIN - The Music Of Shirley Bassey By Matthew Robinson 

Cabaret for Danielle Mathews |Manilla Street Productions | Ballarat Cabaret Festival | Director

 


 

2013

 SHOWCASE 2013 - Musical Theatre Showcase

The Arts Academy Ballarat | Lawler Theatre MTC | Director 

 

ELIZABETH TAYLOR IS MY MOTHER

A one-woman play development a part of the 2013 Explorations season | Written by Susan Hardgrave  | La MAMA | Director

 

DUFFY BROTHERS THREE

A play development | Written by Fleur Murphy | Director

 

GIGGLE & HOOT LIVE

ABC for Kids & AKM & GGA | Victorian Arts Centre & National Tour | Associate & Resident Director

 

RATON LAVEUR By Amos Crawley, David Patrick Flemming & Caitlin Stewart

Fairly Lucid Productions | Adelaide Fringe | The Bake House | Director

 

PENELOPE By Enda Walsh

Red Stitch Actor theatre| Theatre Works | Director

SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - Theatre History Project 2013

A devised production for the First Year Music Theatre Students | The Arts Academy |Director

POSSUM MAGIC - The Stage Musical 

Garry Ginivan Attractions | National Tour | Director

BUTTERSCOTCH By Emma Clair Ford

A Cabaret By Emma Clair Ford | Ballarat Cabaret Festival | Director

 

2012

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS By Adam J A Cass

Red Stitch Actors Theatre & Flinders Quartet | A new devised work | Melbourne Recital Centre & The Sydney Opera House | Director

 

HIMMELWEG By Juan Mayorga

Redroom Theatre Co. | Theatre Works - Selected Works Series 2012| Director

 

THE KANDER & EBBB PROJECT By John Kander & Fred Ebb

A devised production for the Second Year Music Theatre Students | The Arts Academy | Director

BUTTERSCOTCH By Emma Clair Ford

A Cabaret By Emma Clair Ford | Adelaide Fringe Festival |Director

HOSE By Bridget Mackey

MKA: Theatre Of New Writing | Director

TRIBES By Nina Raine

The Melbourne Theatre Company | Directed By Julian Myrick |Assistant Director

RATON LAVEUR By Amos Crawley, David Patrick Flemming & Caitlin Stewart

Fairly Lucid Productions | Director

 

2011

DOUBT By John Patrick Shanley 

The VCA | Graduating project | 2nd year actors end of year project |Director

YAKINIKU DRAGON By Wishing Chong 

The 2011 Southeast Asian Playwrights Festival | The VCA & The Victorian Arts Centre| Director

 THE POSSIBILITIES: THE DUMB WOMAN’S ECSTASY By Howard Barker  

The VCA - 3rd Year Project |Director  

 THE PETTICOAT SOIREE 2011 

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival & Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director

 SHORT SWEET + DANCE  Short + Sweet Company | Festival Director 

 

2010

 THE PETTICOAT SOIREE 2010 | Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director / Producer 

 SING HAPPY REVAMPED | Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director / Producer 

 MRS BANG| Cabaret by Sheridan Hardbridge | Producer

 SHORT SWEET + DANCE  Short + Sweet CompanyFestival Director 

 MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES | St Martins | Tutor

 WOMBAT STEW | Australian national tour | Garry Ginivan Attractions | Performer & Company Manager

 


 

2009

 SING HAPPY: AGAIN|Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director / Producer 

 SING HAPPY WITH THE CANDY TOPS| Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director / Producer 

 MY FAVORITE THINGS – A Musical Theatre Concert for Families | Stonnington Council | Choreographer 

 THE WORKERS: STAGE SHOW | Peppermint Blue Entertainment | Director 

 SHITCAGO|Cabaret by Melina Charles | Director / Dramaturge 

 THE BLACK SEA EXPRESS| Cabaret By Emma Clair Ford | Director / Dramaturge 

 THE PETTICOAT SOIREE 2009 | Redroom Theatre Co | Writer / Director / Producer 

 OH WHAT A NIGHT!| Andrew Entertainment | Director / Developer 

 CABARET BERZERCUS- The Gold Coast Arts Center - Anthony Crowley- Choreographer / Assistant Director

 SHORT SWEET + DANCE  Short + Sweet Company | Festival Director 

 MUSIC THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES | St Martins | Tutor

 

2008

CA VA| Cabaret by Jo O'Callahan | Director 

LA FEMME NOUVELLE | Redroom Theatre Co |Writer / Director 

F**K YOU SHIRLEY TEMPLE| Winner of the 2008 Short Sweet + Cabaret Festival | Redroom Theatre Co | Writer /Director 

MY FAVORITE THINGS – A Musical Theatre Concert for Families| Stonnington City Council | Choreographer 

THE THREEPENNY OPERA| Redroom Theatre Co | Producer / Director / Choreographer

 

2007

THE TERRIFIC ADVENTURES OF SCOOTER | SCOOTER kids clothing company / Turning Point Exports & Redroom Theatre Co | Co Creator/Writer/Composer/Producer/Director

MOTOR-MOUTH & SUCK-FACE AN APOCALYPTIC LOVE STORY| St martins youth theatre| Choreographer

THE NEW ADVENTURE ISLAND LIVE!| JDL Films | Director 

WEST SIDE STORY| The Arts Academy - Ballarat |Associate Choreographer

 

2006

SQUISH! | Redroom Theatre Co| Producer/ Director 

THE WORLD GOES ROUND| Redroom Theatre Co | Producer/Artistic Director/Choreographer

THE WILD BLUE| St Martins Youth Theatre | Choreographer

 

2005

THE WILD BLUE| St Martins Youth Theatre | Choreographer

SWEET CHARITY | The Arts Academy - Ballarat | Associate Choreographer

 

2004

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG| The Arts Academy Ballarat | Associate Choreographer

 

2003

THE WILD BLUE| The Arts Academy - Ballarat | Co-Choreographer