Annabel Matheson

Annabel Matheson is a queer performer, maker, and arts worker based on Kaurna land. She completed her acting training at Flinders University Drama Centre, graduating with First Class Honours and a University Medal (2014), and has a Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of South Australia (2022).

Onstage credits for State Theatre Company South Australia: The Bleeding Tree (Theatre Republic), Terrestrial, Machu Picchu (Sydney Theatre Company), and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. More
on stage credits include: Grug and Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre); Bluey’s Big Play Australian National Tour (AKA Productions); Angelique (isthisyours?); and; Eurydice (Foul Play
Theatre).  Annabel has also worked on the development of new works with a raft of companies and independent artists.

With her collaborator Eliza Oliver, she is co-founder of Ladylike Theatre Collective – a queer-feminist theatre company creating works across Adelaide and Sydney. Ladylike projects have been supported by ATYP, Belvoir, Flinders University, and more, and in 2019 Ladylike were State Theatre Company SA Residents. She has worked as a tutor, director, and facilitator for young people and adults for over ten years, was a part of the first group of RUMPUS Theatre members, and is currently the Associate Artist for Queer Programs at ActNow Theatre.