BRON BATTEN is an independent theatre-maker, performer, producer and curator with over 10 years of experience making, curating and presenting her work nationally and internationally. Her award winning pieces have been presented at national and international venues and festivals such as The Royal Vauxhall Tavern London, La Puta Calle Paris, Dark MOFO and Next Wave. She has worked with artists such as post, The Sisters Grimm, Field Theory, Mish Grigor and Aphids and organisations including Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse, Arts House, Performance Space, Polyglot Theatre, Vitalstatistix and The Wheeler Centre.
Bron has received funding from The Australia Council to undertake professional development programs in Chicago and New York and was awarded a residency at The Cite Des Arts Internationale in Paris and the Lithuanian Composers Union in Druskininkai, Lithuania at the start of 2015.
Bron was the Co-Creative Producer of the independent theatre event The Last Tuesday Society (with Richard Higgins) founded in 2008, which has been staged at festivals and venues locally, nationally and internationally. She developed the performance work Sweet Child of Mine in collaboration with her parents for the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival where it won the award for Best Experimental Performance. Sweet Child of Mine has since toured to Adelaide Fringe Festival where it won a Special Commendation for Best Theatre, and Perth Fringe World where it was nominated for Best Theatre Production. Sweet Child of Mine was presented in 2013 at The Neo-Futurist’s theatre in Chicago. It was also presented at BATS Theatre in Wellington NZ in 2016 and co-presented by Gilded Balloon at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland.
In 2016 Bron was a performer in Field Theory’s radio installation 9000 Minutes as part of Melbourne’s Public Art Biennial, co-produced by Melbourne International Arts Festival. She was also a performer and collaborator in UK artist Nic Green’s epic work Trilogy at Arts House North Melbourne. Her most recent live art work Onstage Dating was commissioned for the 2016 Festival of Live Art at Arts House and was re-staged at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival where it was the recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Touring Award and also nominated for Best Performance.
Onstage Dating was presented in Perth, Auckland, Wellington and Adelaide in early 2017 where it was nominated for Best Theatre at Perth Fringe World Festival and nominated for Best Performer at the New Zealand Fringe Awards. Onstage Dating was also nominated for two Green Room Awards in 2017 including Innovation in Audience Participation and Best Performer. It will have national touring throughout the rest of 2017. During June and July this year Bron will undertake an Australia Council residency in Europe, working at Tramway in Glasgow on their public art program, attend festivals in Berlin and France and undertake study at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.