Justine Campbell – Co-Artistic Director
Justine has directed for companies such as Jigsaw and The Street Theatre in Canberra. Justine wrote and directed Back From The Dead Red which received a Green Room Award nomination for design. Justine’s professional acting credits include Emma in William Yang’s Emma’s Dynasty, Big Sister Little Brother (QLD, NSW, VIC tour) Too Hot To Handle (Jigsaw), QED, Breathing Corpses, Boston Marriage, Berlin Cabaret of Desire (The Street), Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Complete Works). Justine has toured throughout South Korea with REM/LATT performing in Strange Soup, The Little Dragon and Twelve Animals. While in South Korea, Justine voiced numerous commercials, storybooks and animations. Justine has been a participant in the MTC’s Women Directors’ Program, assistant directing Jasper Jones. Justine has been a judge on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre Panel. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, with a Masters in Writing for Performance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Directing.
Awards Green Room Award – Female Performer (Independent Theatre) 2010 – The Fate Of Franklin (Four Larks); MEAA ACT Green Room Award – Professional Performer of the Year – 2007. Stand Out Performer, NZ Fringe 2014 – They Saw a Thylacine.
Sarah Hamilton – Co-Artistic Director
Sarah’s work as a writer/performer includes A Donkey and a Parrot (Melbourne, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals), The Dust and Us (La Mama) and They Saw a Thylacine. Thylacine premiered at Melbourne Fringe in 2013 where it was awarded Best Performance, as well as the Tiki Tour Ready award. The play toured to NZ and Adelaide Fringe Festivals and was nominated for three Greenroom Awards: Best Writing, Best Female Performers and Best Production. After a collaboration with Malthouse Theatre in 2015, They Saw a Thylacine toured Nationally through Performing Lines in 2016. Sarah and her collaborator Justine Campbell recently wrote Untold, which was developed as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric play reading series.
Other theatre credits as a performer include Girls do Gertrude! directed by Cheyney Caddy (Black Apple), Surfacing directed by Nate Gilkes and The Killing Game directed by Greg Stone (Theatre Works/University of Ballarat Arts Academy). At fortyfivedownstairs Sarah performed in Adam J.A Cass plays Oasis, Oasis and One is Warm in Winter, The Other Has a Better View. At La Mama she acted in Killing Fever (Adam J.A Cass/Lauren Bailey) Goodbye Princess (Ridiculusmus) and Merrilee Moss’ Oriel directed by Kim Durban. She toured Life of Galileo with Complete Works Theatre Company. Sarah studied Acting at the University of Ballarat Arts Academy and has a Masters of Writing for Performance through VCA. She grew up in Hobart, Tasmania.