Welcome Meyne Wyatt
We are thrilled to welcome award winning Wongutha-Yamatji performer, writer and director, Meyne Wyatt to Aurora.
Meyne’s debut play CITY OF GOLD, which he also starred in, had a smash-hit world premiere at Queensland Theatre last year and transferred to Griffin Theatre Company where it sold out.
CITY OF GOLD has been described as a howl of rage at the inequality, injustice and wilful ignorance of this country’s 21st century. It is an urgent play for our times from a vital and exciting new voice. It was shortlisted for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Drama and is currently shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award. At this year’s Sydney Theatre Awards, as well as the CITY OF GOLD being nominated for Best New Australian Work, Wyatt won Best Male Actor in a Leading Role and Shari Sebbens won Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role for their performances in CITY OF GOLD.
After graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art as an actor, Meyne’s performance in Lachlan Philpott’s SILENT DISCO (Griffin Theatre) earned him an award for Best Newcomer at Sydney Theatre Awards. Other theatre performances have include TRIPLE X, KING LEAR, BLOODLAND (Sydney Theatre Company), PETER PAN, BURIED CITY (Belvoir) and GLORIA (Griffin Theatre).
Television and film credits include THE SAPPHIRES, THE TURNING, STRANGERLAND, THE BROKEN SHORE, MYSTERY ROAD, REDFERN NOW, BLACK COMEDY, LEFTOVERS and LES NORTON.
Meyne is currently writing a new play for Sydney Theatre Company.
Welcome Sarah Giles
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning theatre and opera director Sarah Giles to Aurora.
Sarah has directed productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre of South Australia, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera and Sydney Chamber Opera.
She received Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominations for Best Director of an Opera for her world premiere Victorian Opera production of LORELEI which won Best New Australian work and Best Design at the Green Room Awards where it was nominated in five categories. Sarah directed the smash hit production of NO PAY? NO WAY! for Sydney Theatre Company in 2020. She is currently directing THE TRUTH at Melbourne Theatre Company. LORELEI toured to Queensland Opera this year and will be remounted at Victorian Opera in July.
HARDBALL wins Emmy!
Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes' HARDBALL won the International Emmy for Kids: Live-Action. Congratulations! The series created by Guy Edmonds and Matthew Zeremes produced by Northern Pictures / ABC Australia / Australian Children's Television Foundation - has won multiple awards including the Best Children’s Fiction Program for 7-10-year-olds in the Prix Jeunesse International Awards, the world’s largest competition for outstanding children’s television. The series also won at BANFF Rockies, The Remis, and others, as well as being nominated for the AWGIES and AACTA’s in Australia. Season 2 starts shooting in November, on which Matt and Guy will also direct. Massive Congratulations!
Aurora Artists win at
Sydney Theatre Awards
Congratulations to our Sydney Theatre Awards winners – Alex Berlage, Renee Mulder, Isabel Hudson and Paul Jackson.
AMERICAN PSYCHO directed by Alexander Berlage won a sensational total of 9 awards including Best Director of a Musical (Alexander Berlage), Best Production of an Independent Musical, Best Stage Design of an Independent Musical (Isabel Hudson), Best Lighting Design of an Independent Production (Alexander Berlage), Best Male Actor in a Musical (Ben Gerrard), Best Costume Design of an Independent Production (Mason Brown), Best Choreography of a Musical (Yvette Lee), Best Sound Design of an Independent Production (Nicholas Walker), Best Musical Direction (Andrew Worboys).
Renee Mulder won Best Stage Design of a Mainstage Production for THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE and was also nominated for Best Costume Design.
Paul Jackson won Best Lighting Design of a Mainstage Production for THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE and was also nominated for MARY STUART.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!