Cameron Lukey


From 2011-13, Cameron performed as a principal artist for Oz Opera and as a chorister for Opera Australia. Cameron’s first play Playing Rock Hudson premiered at the Coopers Malthouse Theatre in 2013, followed by a season at Sydney’s Old Fitz Theatre in 2015. In 2014, Cameron and Michele Bauer co-founded Left Bauer Productions, presenting a tour of Terrence McNally’s Master Class (featuring a Green Room Award winning performance by Maria Mercedes) and the acclaimed Australian premiere of Harvey Milk – The Opera in Concert (which Cameron also directed) at the St Kilda and Sydney Town Halls. In 2016, Cameron presented tours of Tim Fountain's Resident Alien (featuring a Green Room Award nominated performance by Paul Capsis) and American pianist Anthony de Mare's Liaisons Project. He also joined the team at fortyfivedownstairs as their Development Manager and Executive Producer. Productions with fortyfive included SHIT, L'amante anglaise, Dead Royal, This is Eden and Awakening. Last year, Cameron presented Melbourne's first full production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America since 1994 (featured in The Age, Time Out Melbourne and The Guardian's top 10 lists for 2017), and this year, an acclaimed new production of Tommy Murphy's Strangers in Between.

Neil Gooding


Neil most recently directed the Australian premiere of Stalking The Bogeyman at The Old Fitz, the World Premiere concert version of Paris in Melbourne, the world Premiere of The Red Tree, as well as being the Assistant Director on the play Church And State, which premiered Off-Broadway at New World Stages in February 2017. He also produced and directed High Fidelity at Hayes Theatre Co. Neil produced the Helpmann Award winning Sweet Charity, which launched the Hayes Theatre Co, before going on to have a national tour, as well as being one of the producers of the New York production of Handle With Care starring Carol Lawrence. In 2013, Neil was one of the producers of Alan Cumming’s one-man version of Macbeth, which ran for a special 14-week limited season on Broadway. In 2014, Neil was the director of Passion at the Arts Centre in Melbourne for Life Like Touring. He also directed the Australian premiere of Dogfight by Pasek & Paul (Hayes Theatre), the national tour of Thank You For Being A Friend, and the World Premiere of Truth, Beauty And A Picture Of You. Neil has produced and directed Sing On Through Tomorrow (Matthew Robinson), LOVEBiTES (Rutherford / Millar), as well as being one of the producers of the hit Australian play Holding The Man in the West End starring Jane Turner and Simon Burke. In 2009, he produced the original tour of Breast Wishes and directed and produced the Australian premiere of Gutenberg! The Musical! for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for his direction. In 2008, Neil produced (with WhiteBox) the World Premiere of The Hatpin which then went on to perform at the NYMF in New York. For Jacobsen Entertainment, Neil was responsible for the financial administration of the Arena Productions of The Man From Snowy River Arena Spectacular, the Long Way to the Top concert series, De La Guarda and Dirty Dancing, as well as being the tour accountant on the road with Ja Rule & Ashanti in 2003. Neil also worked for Delta Goodrem and toured Australia as her Tour Accountant on her Visualise Tour. Neil is the author of Back to the 80’s, which is now produced hundreds of times around the world every year, as well as the recently released Popstars. He has been awarded a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland. Neil was the founding Chairman and one of the founding members of Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney.

Helen Ellis


Helen recently returned from the UK having been Executive Producer and General Manager for The Australian Shakespeare Company’s productions in The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. She has also produced two National tours of Around the World in 80 Days starring Ian Stenlake and Pia Miranda, and was the Executive Producer and General Manager for the Australian tour of the French Dance Sensation PIXEL at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and the Australian Premier and National tour of the hit Broadway play Bad Jews. In 2016, Helen was the Executive Producer of the Victorian professional premiere of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (the Musical). She produced and directed the 2015-2017 National Tours of Flak – Stories from the Men who flew in World War Two, written and performed by Michael Veitch, was the Associate General Manager and Company Manager for the World Premiere of Mother and Son starring Noeline Brown, the Tour Co-ordinator for Paul Hogan’s recent National tour, and co-produced the National tour of The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell with Straight jacket Productions starring Samuel Johnson, Max Gillies and Michala Banas. Helen also co-produced Bud Tingwell’s National tour An Audience with Bud Tingwell, directed and produced the National tour of Dirty Dusting with Joan Sydney, Anne Phelan and Maggie King, and produced the east cost tours of The Housekeeper with Evelyn Krape and Peter Moon, and Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls with Fiona Harris and Laura Burzacott. In 2014, Helen produced and co-directed the Australian Premiere of Standing on Ceremony – The Gay Marriage plays featuring Spencer McLaren, Pia Miranda and Michael Veitch.

Gary Abrahams


A graduate of The Victorian College of The Arts, Gary has established himself as one of Australia’s most respected commercial theatre directors. He recently directed the Australian premieres of the hit Broadway plays Buyer and Cellar (Melbourne Theatre Company), Hand to God, and Bad Jews (both for the Vass Theatre Group). The commercial success of Bad Jews called for a return season in Melbourne, and a resulting national tour. He also directed the popular Australian premiere of Resident Alien for Cameron Lukey Productions, which completed two Melbourne seasons and two Australian tours. In 2017, he collaborated with Cameron Lukey productions on an acclaimed production of Angels In America: Parts One and Two, which was named one of the top 10 productions of 2018 by The Age, The Guardian and Time Out Melbourne. Other recent credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Vass Theatre Group), ROAM, The Pride, Day One. A Hotel. Evening, Laramie. 10 Years On, and Oh Well Never Mind Bye (Red Stitch Actors Theatre). For his own company Dirty Pretty Theatre, he has directed and written the plays The Lonely Wolf, Acts Of Deceit (Between Strangers In A Room), Something Natural but Very Childish, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, and Therese Raquin, which toured Australia in 2017. Gary received a Green Room Award for Best Director in Independent Theatre in 2010, and was nominated in the same category for his work in 2014. He is a recipient of THE GRACE WILSON TRUST AWARD for writing, THE JIM MARKS SCHOLARSHIP for Artistic Practice, and THE MIKE WALSH FELLOWSHIP for directing. Gary has worked as an assistant director at the Melbourne Theatre Company on the plays All About My Mother (2010), Songs for Nobodies (2010), The Gift (2011), Australia Day (2012) and the Melbourne Theatre Company and Chunky Move Melbourne Festival collaboration Complexity of Belonging (2014).

Moisés Kaufman


Moisés is the founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project, a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright, and a 2015 recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Kaufman’s Broadway directing credits include Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, the revival of The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) starring Jane Fonda (5 Tony nominations); Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams; and Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife with Jefferson Mays.

His play The Laramie Project (which he wrote with the Tectonic Theater Project company) is among the most performed plays in America. Other credits include Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (which he also wrote), The Tallest Tree in the Forest (Mark Taper, BAM), The Nightengale (La Jolla Playhouse), The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), Macbeth with Liev Schreiber (Public Theater), This Is How It Goes (Donmar Warehouse), One Arm by Tennessee Williams (New Group and Steppenwolf Theatre Company), the opera El Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots) at the New Victory Theater, and Master Class with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Kaufman also co-wrote and directed the HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project, which received two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is also an Obie winner and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting.

Dann Barber

Set and AV Content Designer

Dann is a theatre designer, scenic artist and theatre maker, and a NIDA Design Graduate in 2014 and RMIT Fine Arts Drawing Graduate in 2011. He has designed shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, including Carmen: Alive or Dead starring Natalie Gamsu (Hayes Theatre Co, 2018), Angels in America at fortyfivedownstairs (Cameron Lucky and Dirty Pretty Theatre, 2017), Thomas Murray and The Upside Down River by Reg Cribb (Griffin 2016), Young and Jackson by Don Reid at fortyfivedownstairs (2015), Age of Bones at La Mama (2017), and The Coronation of Poppea (Lyric Opera, 2017). He is a regular collaborator with Director Benjamin Schostakowski, designing A Tribute of Sorts (Queensland Theatre 2014), Klutz: A tragic comedy (Brisbane Festival, 2014) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Boite Theatre Company, 2015). He assisted Gabriela Tylesova with costume design for Sleeping Beauty (Australian Ballet, 2015). Dann is the founder of the newly established Melbourne-based theatre company Goodnight Darlings and made his directorial debut with Rainbow Man at fortyfivedownstairs (2017). A NIDA Design Graduate in 2014 and RMIT Fine Arts Drawing Graduate in 2011. Upcoming productions include the musical Barnum at the Comedy Theatre featuring Todd McKenney.

Chloe Greaves

Costume Designer

Chloe is a set and costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, film and television. Highlights include designs for: Barbara and the Camp Dogs costume (Belvoir); Lucid and Rule of Thirds (Chunky Move); The Bacchae (Fraught Outfit Melbourne Festival/ DarkMofo); They Saw A Thylacine (Malthouse); The Waiting Room costume (Melbourne Theatre Company); Black Cabaret (Sydney Festival/Malthouse), The Magic Pudding costume (Victorian Opera), and Le Donna Curiose (The Julliard School, New York). Chloe’s film work includes costume design for the feature films 2040 and That Sugar Film for Madman Productions, and Living Space for Tru Dot Productions. She has production designed and styled music videos for artists including Guy Sebastian, Alison Wonderland, San Cisco, DZ Deathrays and Montaigne. Chloe won the 2014 Green Room Award for Best Design for and Independent Production and has received five Green Room Award nominations. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts.

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

Rachel’s awards include eight Green Room Awards for Excellence in Theatre Lighting Design, 2005 & 2010 IES Victorian and National Awards of Excellence for Lighting Design and Helpmann Award nominations in 2005 and 2015. Selected Theatre Design Melbourne Theatre Company- The House of Bernada Alba, Melbourne Talam, Buyer and Cellar, Cock, Solomon and Marion, True Minds, Constellations, Coup D’Etat, True West Sydney Theatre Company- The Father, Black Medea, Night Fall; The Australian Ballet- Art to Sky, Cinderella, Swan Lake /Stephen Baynes, Dark Lullaby, Ballet Imperial, Unspoken Dialogues, Molto Vivace; Malthouse Theatre- Walking into the Bigness, Cargo, Woman Bomb : Belvoir -Random, The Man from Mukinupin, Parramatta Girls, Black Medea, Little Black Bastard - Life x 3 Arena Theatre Company – Moth, Marlin Playbox-Wolf, Glass Mermaid, Good Works, The Incorruptible, Night Fall, Rapture. Rachel has a critically acclaimed body of work in the Independent Theatre sector including many works with Dee & Cornelius, Peta Murray, Jenny Kemp and Nadja Kostich. She recently designed sold out national tours of SHIT (Dee & Cornelius) and The Season (Sydney Festival, Ten Days on the Island, MIFA 2017, National Tour 2018).

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Designer

Russell is a multiple award winning Melbourne based Sound Designer, Composer, Installation Artist, Audio Producer, Audio System Designer and Educator. He has a diverse body of work in Theatre, Dance, Film, Television, Commercial and Radio Production, Live Music and Installation Art. In March 2009, Neil Armfieldʼs production of Exit the King opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. This production marked Russellʼs Broadway debut. His work on the 2007 Malthouse Theatre Company/Company B Belvoir production of Exit the King won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Sound Design and Composition. He was also nominated in the same category in the 2007 Green Room Awards, one of 7 Green Room Award nominations he has received. In addition to his successes as a leading theatrical Sound Designer, Russell has been involved in a number of “cross-platform” works including major commissioned works for White Night Melbourne in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Rosieʼs Secret, a City of Melbourne Laneway Project Commission, Panic, an audio installation beneath Melbourneʼs Federation Square for the Next Wave Festival, Echo Chamber with visual artist Sarah Edwards, and A Packet of Seeds, a 30 minute audio narrative for the BBC London. He also continues a strong body of work in radio, where his work continues to be recognised internationally. His sound design and composition for ABC Radio National's adaptation of A Woman in Berlin was shortlisted for the 2012 Prix Italia, and won a bronze medal at the 2012 New York Festivals Radio Awards. In May 2009, Russell was nominated for a Tony Award for his Sound Design for the Broadway production of Exit the King.

Michelle Bauer

Production Manager

Michele holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration. She has over 20 years of international experience in theatre and events. She has managed a Higher Education program in Entertainment Management. She is also co-owner of Left Bauer Productions. Most recently she has had the great opportunity to work on Demolish - the final production of the Regional Centre for Culture, Evie May - a new musical, WITS Festival - Women in Theatre and Film, and Rainbow Serpent Festival - as part of Left Bauer Productions. She welcomes this opportunity to Production Manage for 33 Variations. She loves Beethoven's music, and really wishes he would have written more operas.

Meg Deyell

Stage Manager

Described by renowned musical director John Foreman as “one of the best stage managers in Australia”, Meg’s career spans two decades as well as the globe. Switching between roles such as Production, Stage, Tour and Orchestra Manager across disciplines including music concerts, theatre, film, television and musical theatre, she is known for her ability to remain calm under pressure and love of multi-tasking. Career highlights include the multi-award winning Richard III (MTC), The Dream (Bell Shakespeare), Blood Wedding (STC), The Histrionic (Malthouse/STC), Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale (ACO/Bell Shakespeare), Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne the Musical, touring Japan and Europe with George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Fox8’s Ultimate School Musical, and supervising the music at Russell Crowe’s wedding. Meg was involved in shooting Paramount Pictures’ 2018 release The King’s Daughter (starring Pierce Brosnan), and recently celebrated her nineteenth show with Melbourne musical theatre producers The Production Company as their resident stage manager. Meg is also the Artistic Director of In The Park Productions, committed to increasing access to the arts by producing professional outdoor theatre in outer metropolitan Melbourne and semi-regional Victoria, areas traditionally neglected by the major performing arts companies. In early 2019, In The Park will be performing Shakespeare’s As You Like It in Eltham and Diamond Creek.

Cassandra Fumi

Deputy Stage Manager

Cassandra is a theatre director & stage manager, recent SM credits include Broken (Lab Kelpie), Lone (The Rabble - Arts House), We All Know What’s Happening (Campbeltown Arts Centre), Strangers In Between (Cameron Lukey - Seymour Centre and fortyfivedownstiars), Book of Exodus P2 (Fraught Outfit - Theatreworks), Angels in America Parts 1 and 2 (Cameron Lukey and Dirty Pretty Theatre - fortyfivedownstairs), Thérèse Raquin (Critical Stages Australian Tour), Thebes Land (Arcola Theatre, London), Sleepless (Analogue Theatre, Shoreditch Town Hall and European Tour), Kieran Hodgson's Lance (UK Tour, Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Marriage Of Figaro (UK Tour, Opera Up Close), Hysterical (Hoax Theatre, Brighton Fringe) and Crude Prospects (VAULT Festival). As a director, credits include Dog Show (Melbourne Fringe Hub- Winner Best New Ensemble and Falls Festival), Assistant director for The House of Bernarda Alba (Melbourne Theatre Company), We All Know What’s Happening (Show Director- Vitalstatistix, Adelaide), The Places You’ll Go (Adelaide Fringe- Winner Best Theatre - Week 3), Nadja after André Breton (The Cockpit Theatre and Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London), An Act Of Self-Destruction (VAULT Festival and Ply Gallery), Wednesday Addams (Melbourne Fringe) and Poker Face (Kings Head, London, Trieste and Milan International Arts Festival).