ASHTON MALCOLM is an actor and theatre-maker based in Adelaide. She graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre in 2009, with First Class Honours, the Malcolm Fox Drama Prize and a University Medal. She works as a performer and devisor on film and theatre, with a strong focus on creating work that is playful, feminist and inclusive.
Some of her collaborations include Epic Films and Gravity Films: Goober (ABC iview, 2017); Patch Theatre Company: Yo Diddle Diddle (2017); Windmill Theatre Company: Rumpelstiltskin (co-production with STCSA, 2016), Grug and the Rainbow (2016); Tiny Bricks: Deluge (Adelaide Festival, 2016); Vitalstatistix: Adhocracy (2015), Quiet Faith (co-production with HotHouse Theatre, 2014-2015), Future Present (2014), Cutaway: A Ceremony (2013); STCSA: Othello (2014).
As part of an emerging independent performance collective with Meg Wilson and Josephine Were, she creates and performs in site specific works that push the boundaries of theatre and visual art. Their work includes: Temple of Love and House and Garden (with Vitalstatistix, Jennifer Greer Holmes and Heath Britton for the 2017 and 2016 Laneway Festivals), Sometimes I… (2016-2017), Team Trampoline (2016), Christmas House (2015), and You Will Only Ever Be Any Good If You Can Run The Marathon (2015).
JOSEPHINE WERE is a performer and maker from South Australia. She is interested in new stories – in how these stories can be told and in finding unusual, visceral ways to share them.
Josephine has created and/or performed with many art organisations and festivals both locally and interstate. Some include: Vitalstatistix, Country Arts SA, PADA, STCSA, Carclew, Riverland Youth Theatre, Restless Dance Theatre, No Strings Attached – Theatre of Disability, Adelaide College of the Arts, FELTspace, CACSA, Unley Council, Crack Theatre Festival, Melbourne & Adelaide Fringe.
Josephine graduated from Acting at The Adelaide College of the Arts in 2009. She trained also with the SITI Company in NYC in Suzuki and Viewpoints, and with the legendary bastard Philippe Gaulier at his school in France in Clown, Buffon and Le Jeu. In 2013 she completed her MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths College, The University of London.
In 2017 Josephine will also be about the traps as assistant director for Adelaide Festival show Intimate Space premiering at the Hilton Adelaide, as a resident artist with the STCSA creating a new work, working on the second stage development of an all girl slumber party show Sometimes I… with the Adelaide Festival Centre InSpace program. And navigating the juggling act of being a first time mum-artist!
MEG WILSON is an Adelaide-based interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly with large-scale and site-specific installation and performance. Her visual art and theatre design practices are mutually influential and frequently overlap. Meg aims to provoke imposed perplexity, uneasiness and a sense of drama in the everyday, through explorations of the performativity of space and the audience encounter with the ordinary, set within the context of the out-of-the-ordinary.
Meg has exhibited independently with BLINDSIDE, VIC; Constance ARI, TAS; Format, Fontanelle, Nexus Arts and FELTspace public projects in Adelaide. She regularly collaborates with performers Ashton Malcolm and Josephine Were. Recent works include You Will Only Ever Be Any Good if You Can Run the Marathon, an endurance feat performed at the Contemporary Art Centre of SA (2015), Team Trampoline at FELTspace (2016), and Sometimes I…, a punk feminist performance in development exclusively for teenage girls. Meg is a former co-director of FELTspace ARI.
As a designer for theatre Meg has worked with companies such as Vitalstatistix, Foul Play and Restless Dance, with artists including Mish Grigor, Willoh S.Weiland, Halcyon Macleod, Emma Beech and Michelle Ryan. In 2016 Meg was Lead Artist intern with experimental theatremakers, THE RABBLE. Upcoming projects include the development of her new work SQUASH! with the assistance of Emma Valente of THE RABBLE, costume design for Restless Dance’s Intimate Space premiering at the Hilton Hotel during the Adelaide Festival, and residencies with the STCSA and the Adelaide Festival Centre InSpace program.