Current Committee

Michael Eustice

President

2019 - Present

Artistic Director of Red Phoenix Theatre and Managing Director of Theatre Bugs & Adelaide Theatre Academy the largest performing arts school in SA. Has directed and produced many award winning and critically acclaimed productions. Michael graduated with a BA in Educational Theatre (Uni of Adelaide) and an MA in Theatre Studies (Uni of London).

Ian Rigney

Vice President

2018 - Present

Award-winning director who's theatrical career began in the early 1960s and covers most aspects, both on and off stage. A popular stage actor/comedian he has also worked in short film and TV. Ian has served for many years on both the SA Performing Arts Collection Management Committee and the Theatre Association of SA (TASA).

Jacqui Wall

Treasurer

2014 - Present

Involved in theatre since 1980, with Scout Performing Arts then later branching out to TASA companies. Jacqui has been involved in many aspects of theatre including: cast, directing, production and stage management and most other departments. Jacqui has been fortunate to learn lighting from some of the best including Bill Everett of Apollo Lighting.

David Smith

Secretary & Review Coordinator

2017 - Present

David’s long involvement in community theatre began in Adelaide and continued for some decades in Port Augusta, Whyalla, Kapunda and the Barossa, and for one year, McAllen, Texas, USA. He is a performer, director, writer and former secondary school Drama teacher. He sings in the Adelaide Harmony Choir.

Paul Brand

Encore Editor

2017 - Present

With a strong IT background, Paul is an avid lover of the arts. His first taste of the arts included Wakakirri from a young age, to playing Trumpet for over 15+ years. Paul has been a cast member, director, reviewer and also in the pit, but you’ll most likely catch him seeing a production somewhere.

Trish Francis

Committee Member

2018 - Present

Growing up in London, Trish developed a love of theatre at an early age, spending all her pocket money on West End shows. Although she trod the boards at school and university, Trish now prefers a behind the scenes role. Trish is a reviewer for TASA and Glam Adelaide as well as a producer of music and theatre events through Promise Adelaide, a joint venture with her son Ben Francis.

Alan Shepley

Committee Member

2019 - Present

Whilst at University and Adelaide Teachers College he performed with Adelaide Uni Footlights, Therry and Theatre Guild before being appointed to country teaching positions. Over 35 years he was involved with school and/or community theatre productions in all facets of getting a show on stage at Pt. Augusta, Kadina , Balaklava and Pt. Pirie.

Fran Edwards

Committee Member

2019 - Present

Involved in theatre since the mid 70’s. Acting, directing, costume design, back stage and more recently reviewer. Fran has experience in most aspects of theatre and an interest in Youth Theatre. Fran was a former TASA president (12yrs) has been a reviewer for 14 years.

Lindsay Dunn

Committee Member

2019 - Present

Worked in performing arts since 1976 and is an accomplished singer/guitarist. As an actor, he has worked with over 15 different community theatre companies in Adelaide, including Adelaide Rep, University Theatre Guild, Galleon, Hills Musical Company, Marie Clark, Stirling Players, St Jude’s, Therry and Red Phoenix.

Zoe Muller

Committee Member

2019 - Present

Zoe is a cofounder of Deadset Theatre Company, aimed towards young people aged 16 – 25. She enjoys acting, directing and teaching, and is currently studying secondary education, majoring in drama, at Flinders University. Zoe has a passion for writing and producing contemporary plays about young people living in Australia.

Tilly Butler

Committee Member

2019 - Present

Matilda grew up performing with Hills Youth Theatre. Now a co-owner of Deadset Theatre Company, she loves bringing theatre for young-adults to the stage. Matilda is currently studying Nursing at The University of Adelaide, but plans for continue her involvement with amateur theatre for a long time to come!

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