Roslyn Helper, Constantine Costi and collaborators (NSW)


Roslyn Helper is the current Director of Underbelly Arts in Sydney. Her collaborative performance work, The Internet is Where Innocence Goes to Die and You Can Come Too won the Best Live Art Award and the Tour Ready Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and the Most Innovative Work Award at the 2017 New Zealand Fringe Festival. Roslyn’s projects have been presented at numerous festivals, sites and spaces nationally and internationally. In 2016 Roslyn spent two weeks in a hothouse environment under the guidance of Marina Abramovic.

In addition to Roslyn’s performance practise, she has a lengthy history of classical music training and teaching in woodwind and contemporary music composition. She currently plays bass in the all-girl rock outfit The Buoys. Roslyn also holds a BA (media and communications) from Sydney University and an MA (Arts Politics) from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Constantine Costi is a director of both screen and stage, most recently with Opera Australia, having just opened Verdi’s LA TRAVIATA in Melbourne. His staged version of Händel’s MESSIAH for the ABO received standing ovations and sell-out seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. Later this year, Constantine is revival director for Sir David McVicar’s Vienna State Opera production of FALSTAFF for the National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing.

In 2015, Constantine won The Berlin New Music Opera Award with The Opera Foundation for Young Australians where he worked with Komische Oper Berlin’s directing team on the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s EUGENE ONEGIN directed by Barrie Kosky. Constantine is a graduate of NIDA in Directing and holds a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts and Production) from University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently a member of the 2017 Belvoir Artists’ Workshop and was affiliate director with Griffin Theatre.