Just Announced // Besen Family Artist Program 2019

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Malthouse Theatre is excited to introduce Kellie-Anne Kimber, Katy Maudlin, James Lew and Jessica Moody as the latest participants in the Besen Family Artist Program for 2019. Congratulations Kellie-Anne, Katy, James and Jessica! Since 2005, the Besen Family Artist Program (BFAP) at Malthouse Theatre has provided workplace learning experiences for Australian theatre-makers. In 2019, the program continues with opportunities offered to theatre-makers with an established practice. Proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation and Debbie Dadon AM.


Sound Design placement / Cloudstreet
Kellie-Anne Kimber is known behind the scenes as Sound Designer, Composer, accompanist and Musical Director. Sound Design/Composer credits include Sneakyville (Before Shot), Twink Ascending (Don't Be Down), Wages Of Fear (Mechanics), Cuckoo's Nest (ATC), and Tropfest finalist 2018 film, PaperCut. In 2017 she was the Composer/Sound Designer in the Women In Theatre Program with the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Directing placement / Solaris
Katy Maudlin is a director and dramaturg with a strong focus on collaboration, musicalised theatre processes and female dramaturgies. She has worked extensively across Australia, New Zealand and Europe. In 2016 she received the Melbourne Global Scholars Award and the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship in 2015.

Design placement / Australian Realness
James Lew is a theatre-maker and designer from Melbourne. His recent work includes Romeo is Not the only Fruit, the lesbian electropop musical which has been performed at the Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Brisbane Festival; and I sat and waited but you were gone too long and my sister feather, the first and second instalments in a trilogy of new work exploring grief and intimacy between strangers in transitional spaces.

Directing placement / Australian Realness
Jessica Moody is a director, creative producer and co-founder of Deafferent Theatre. Since graduating from University of Southern Queensland on scholarship, she's worked with organisations including University of Melbourne, St. Martins Youth Theatre, Arts Access Victoria, and Opera Australia. Jessica has created new works with Accessible Arts NSW, Gaslight Festival/Australian Theatre of the Deaf, and Deafferent Theatre. Jessica also presented at Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Fringe, and Director's Lab: Melbourne. Her productions with Deafferent Theatre received two Melbourne Fringe awards, and several Green Room nominations. Deafferent Theatre was a recent resident of Malthouse Theatre’s In House Artist Residency program supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and Creative Victoria.

Proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation and Debbie Dadon AM.


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