Shopfront works with emerging and established artists to offer a wide range of skills in various disciplines. Our tutors work within Shopfront’s Child Safe structures: All tutors have Working With Children clearance and abide by our Shopfront Staff Code of Conduct.
Meet our tutors below!
Tegan is a strong advocate for the development of Theatre and the Arts in community settings and has been involved with numerous creative programs throughout her professional training and experience. Tegan graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She actively focusses on programs that engage young people with contemporary social issues through theatre, arts, and puppetry. As well as delivering weekly drama workshops at Shopfront, she facilitates Sydney Theatre Company’s School DramaTM program to teachers and primary students around Sydney. Through a creative partnership with fellow theatre-maker Bonnie Cowan, Tegan’s emerging practice as Double Yolk Theatre Collective, endeavors to harness young people’s creativity and self-expression through process-led drama and theatre-making practices. Training: First Aid, Disability Awareness Trained (2018), Master of Arts in Applied Theatre, Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), Cert IV Dance
Maddison Huber is a stage manager, director and drama teacher. Equipped with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts, Maddison hopes to create theatre that has an impact on her audience. Recently she directed Trojan Barbie for Fringe Festival 2019. Previously, Maddison stage managed Wit (2019) at the Seymore centre, Alice in SlasherLand (2019) at the Old Fitz, and On Stage where HSC students perform their projects. Maddison has a passion for drama and passing on her knowledge to young people so they too can experience the joy of this incredible art form.
Training: Bachelor Dramatic Arts, First Aid
Alex is a performer and teacher who has been working with young people for many years in the fields of Film, Acting, Theatre making, Singing, Musical Theatre and Puppetry.
Training: Bachelor Creative Arts: Performance (UOW), Mental Health First Aid, Disability Awareness Trained
David is a multidisciplinary artist working across film and theatre. His intersectional play Monument was a sell-out hit at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival, and he has co-written three internationally screened documentary features. David has been encouraging young people to make gruesome short films at Shopfront and beyond for five years. When he’s not writing screenplays, he can be seen yelling at clouds or with his two villainous dachshunds.
Training: First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, BJJ/Muy Thai, Bachelor Creative Arts: Performance
SOPHIE FLORENCE WARD
Drama 8-11 Support Artist
Sophie is an emerging actor, writer and recent graduate of the University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Performance program (2019). She is currently completing her Honours degree.
Training: Bachelor of Performance (UOW)
Film 12-15 & Tech Theatre (sound design)
Bio: Rowan is a freelance sound designer, artist and filmmaker working in Sydney. They have worked across film production, installation, VR, live performance and theatre and hope to continue devising and collaborating on projects that challenge media conventions, be it through style, perspective or process.
Since 2018, they have been facilitating arts workshops in a variety of settings and through this work has developed a passion for accessible and empowered learning through creative practice.
Training: BA Screen Production AFTRS (2018)NDIS Disability Commission Training (NDIS, 2019)Human Rights Training (NDS, 2019)Working with People with Disability (NDS, 2019)Disability Awareness Training (Accessible Arts, 2019)Mental Health First Aid Training (Mental Health First Aid Australia, 2019)