Isobel Marmion

Isobel Marmion (she/her) is a writer, performer, storyteller and arts worker based on Kaurna Country. Her practice includes traditional theatre, comedy, and experimental cabaret. Her work frequently
focuses on the intersection between science and communal experiences, and she often uses humour to explore class disparities, loneliness and mental illness. Her work has included Bonk: A Romantic Comedy About Science and Sex (2013), People Piss in Here (2015), It’s My Funeral and I’ll Throw Glitter if I Want To (2016), and Disability Media Australia’s sketch comedy What’s Wrong With U? (2016)

She has previously performed stand up, and experimental cabaret. Current works include BUMBLING, an interactive performance about bees, dating, loneliness and the End of the World (lead creative) (InSpace, Adelaide Festival Centre, 2022); Afterlife, a darkly humoured song cycle by Nic Courto (dramaturg) (Festival of Voices, 2023); and The Tasmanian Songbook, Volume III, a jukebox, history lesson, rock concert about Tasmanian music (co-writer with Helen Shields) (Festival of Voices, 2023).

Isobel is the artistic director of Festival of Voices. She has previously produced festivals including the BBC’s Contains Strong Language, Humber Mouth and The Big Malarkey. She was Co-Director of the
National Young Writers Festival (2020-2021), and has participated in the Melbourne Fringe Festival Emerging Producer Program, and the Gasworks Arts Park Emerging Artist Development Program. She has written for publications including fine print, Lip Magazine and Dolly.