Suzie Miller, Artistic Director
Suzie Miller, the AD of The Uncertainty Principle, is an award-winning British/Australian playwright who has recently been in residence and/or attached to the following theatres: Ex Machina Quebec for a month with Robert Lepage (2012), National Theatre in London (2011 and 2009), Ransom Theatre in Ireland (2009) and was the 2012 year long resident writer at Griffin Theatre in Australia (2012) – Australia’s Royal Court. She is currently working with the following companies: Sydney’s Griffin Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre Company, ATYP, Legs on the Wall, LIVE theatre in Newcastle UK, Barking Gecko Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Scotland. She has also worked with The Frantic Assembly, Told By An Idiot in the UK and Theatre Gargantua in Toronto. Amongst other awards and nominations Suzie has won the 2008 National Kit Denton Fellowship for writing with courage; won and also shortlisted for various Australian Writers Guild Awards for drama including 2013; shortlisted for the Griffin Award 2009; Winner of Inscription 2009; and 2006: mentored by Edward Albee 2009; Winner 2008 New York Fringe Festival ‘Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Playwriting’ and in 2005 winner of the Theatrelab award. Her plays have won 9 equity awards, and Helpman awards.
Associate Artists in the UK
Trish Wadley, Production Director
Trish Wadley is Executive Producer of Defibrillator Productions Ltd; a London based Theatre Company, looking to bring dynamic, fluid theatre to a versatile contemporary audience. Led by Artistic Director James Hillier, Defibrillator brings to life classic work that has fallen unnoticed or is looking for creative re-invention.
Trish spent 20 years working internationally in Media as a journalist and Marketing Director before moving to theatre and has worked as Development Director of the Bush Theatre and Development consultant to the Tricycle Theatre.
For Defibrillator she was Co-Producer on THE HOTEL PLAYS by Tennessee Williams (Grange Hotel, October 2012) and Executive Producer for HARD FEELINGS by Doug Lucie (Finborough, July 2013)
Trish is a 2013 recipient of the Stage One Bursary for New Theatre Producers.
Trish is part of the executive team creating the first Festival of Australian and NZ Literature & Arts to be held in London in May 2014 which is being supported by the governments of both countries.
Joey Holden is a highly established UK performer having worked all over London and most places in the UK, as well as international productions – including but not limited to the Soho theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank , Cirque de Soleil, Royal Shakespeare Company, Kneehigh Theatre Company, LIVE theatre in Newcastle, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Theatre Newcastle, Northern Stages, Theatre Sans Frontier, The Bush, The Royal Court and more. She is a physical, text-based and circus performer.
Associate Artists in Australia
Danielle Micich is a highly awarded and established choreographer, director and performer based in Australia. Danielle was the Artistic Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company for four years. In 2011 she performed in WISH with Humphrey Bower winning awards for Outstanding Female Performer, Best Individual Performance and Members Choice 2011, and Associate Director for the opera, Into The Shimmer Heat by Nova Ensemble. In 2012 her work SHIVER toured regional WA. Danielle’s recent work for Barking Gecko’s, Driving Into Walls was nominated for the 2012 Helpmann Awards, winner for 2013 Equity Guild Awards and was the Assistant Director for FOOD a co-production between Force Majeure and Belvoir Theatre. Currently Danielle is in development for her new work Overexposed.
John Sheedy, Director
John has directed too numerous works to mention, including new writing. Some highlights include a season of Sarah Kane’s play BLASTED and Lawrence Mooney’s SINK OR SWIM both for B Sharp, Belvoir, Mark Ravenhill’s play SOME EXPLICIT POLAROAIDS at the Darlinghurst Theatre and Patricia Cornelius’ play LOVE at B Sharp, both nominated for Best Independent Production at the 2006 Sydney Theatre Awards. The ACTORS AT WORK PROGRAM for the Bell Shakespeare Company which toured extensively to schools across Australia. For Parramatta Riverside, John directed Suzie Miller’s ALL THE BLOOD AND ALL THE WATER, for Black Swan Theatre Company FAR AWAY, Neil LaBute’s THE DISTANCE FROM HERE. He spent three months in New York assisting Edward Albee on a workshop of his new play ME, MYSELF AND I.
In his first season as Artistic Director at Barking Gecko, John wrote for the stage and directed THE AMBER AMULET, a stage adaptation of Shaun Tan’s children’s book THE RED TREE. Also produced for the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival, in association with Barking Gecko, was Suzie Miller’s DRIVING INTO WALLS directed by John. Under John’s direction, Barking Gecko was nominated for five 2012 Helpmann Awards for their productions’. Following the success of DRIVING INTO WALLS, the production transferred to the Parramatta Riverside Theatres and the Sydney Opera House in 2013 and a second season in Perth at the State Theatre Centre. In 2013, John has directed HAMLET, and adapted and directed Wolf Erlbruch’s children’s book DUCK, DEATH AND THE TULIP for Barking Gecko. STORM BOY is a Barking Gecko co-production with the Sydney Theatre Company.