TEN TONNE SPARROW
Ten Tonne Sparrow is a performance company created by multi-disciplinary artists Tom Hogan, Joe Lui, and Finn O’Branagáin. We work between Perth and Sydney, creating work that uses storytelling, pop-sociology, pop-science, history, and the sheer force of charm and exuberance to talk about the stories we tell about ourselves.
With Ten Tonne Sparrow I’ve co-written and performed in The Epic, and co-wrote and produced Tamagotchi Reset and Other Doomsdays.
BOW & DAGGER
Bow & Dagger is new theatre company founded by Finn O'Branagáin & Clare Testoni.
Using puppetry, physical performance, sharp script work, and an elegant design atheistic, we tell urgent and personal contemporary stories through myth, folktales, and history. Creating a familiar world in which difficult topics gain a new language and new audience.
Bow & Dagger believe in female driven work. We welcome working with other creatives and are particularly interested in championing the voices of femme, non-binary, and LGBTQI identifying artists, as well as those of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We have a commitment to accessibility in our work and believe that theatre should be made with all of the population in mind.
COMPANIES I REGULARLY WORK WITH
pvi collective is a tactical media art group who create agitational participatory artworks intent on the creative disruption of everyday life. we use gameplay alongside emerging, familiar and diy technology to explore the social dynamics of the cities we live in.
I have been program coordinator and special ops for pvi collective from 2015-2019. With them I wrangled their artistic and administrative programs, as well as the external activities like the artists-in-residence program, workshops, marketing, graphic design, administration, kiss club – the ideas-in-development showcase for local artists, and sometimes performed and made props for pvi too. I’ve performed in blackmarket (Perth Festival), and resist, (Prague Quadrennial, Disrupted Festival of Ideas and Curtin University)
Renegade Productions have produced many of my works in Perth. Joe Lui is a favourite director, sound designer and dramaturg.
Renegade Productions have co-produced Medusa and produced Selkie. Joe directed both of these, as well as directing Tamagotchi Reset and Other Doomsdays and was associate director of The Epic through his work with Ten Tonne Sparrow.
CRACK X FESTIVAL
CRACK X is for live performance that lives between the cracks. CRACK X was founded ten years ago as Crack Theatre Festival, one of the festivals that make up This is Not Art, an annual festival of experimental and emerging arts in Newcastle, Australia. It’s a festival of new performance, made by new and experienced artists trying new ideas, entirely programmed from open submissions.
I was Associate Producer of the Festival in 2013, and Co-Artistic Director (with Hannah Strout) in 2014 and 2015, and was on the board in 2016.