Becca (She/Her) is an American writer, actor and comedian based in Sydney. After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Elon University, Becca moved to Chicago where she trained and performed comedy with the iO Theater, The Second City, The Annoyance Theatre, and CIC. In 2018 Becca impulsively traveled to Australia to get her MFA in Writing for Performance from NIDA. It was supposed to be a temporary move but, alas, what's a gal to do when she falls in love? Since 2020, Becca has been working as a Script Coordinator for productions like Mr. Inbetween S3 (FX) & Class of 07 (Amazon), and as an Assistant Production Coordinator on ROAR (Apple TV+). She has a tv pilot version of The Long Haul that she is currently pitching. She is repped by MCSM and Industry Entertainment. PS- she feels she needs to be honest and admit that she's sleeping with the director
Joseph Brown - Director
Joseph is theatre maker who grew up in Armidale, NSW. After being involved in theatre and performance throughout high school and beyond, Joseph moved to Melbourne in 2012 to complete his bachelor degree in performing arts at Monash University. In 2016 Joseph completed his Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance) at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Joseph was part of the Australian Theatre for Young People’s 2017 National Studio. His piece, Lights on the Water was selected to be performed as part of ATYP’s ‘Intersection: Chrysalis’. In 2018 Joseph was one of four writers to be selected as part of ATYP’s Fresh Ink Mentorship program. In the same year he was also one of the Old 505 Theatre’s Resident Playwrights, where he developed the play Nobody Wears Capes Anymore. Joseph is currently the Dramaturgical Consultant for contemporary circus company ARC, working on a variety of projects.
Alexander Lee-Rekers - Sound Designer
Alexander is a Sydney-based writer, director and composer. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, AFTRS and NIDA, where he completed his Masters in Writing For Performance. Credits include sound design for Crocodile Fever (KXTeethcutting), The Van De Maar Papers (Ratcatch), Norm's (KXTeethcutting), Whose Uterus Is It Anyway? (BITE), Othello (Sport For Jove) and Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Again Ever (BITE). In 2018, he was awarded the Australian Theatre for Young People's (ATYP) Foundation Commission for his play Lights In The Park, which premiered in 2021 at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
Gabrielle Rowe - Production Designer
Gabrielle Rowe is a Sydney based production designer, specialised in production design and graphics for theatre, film and tv. Gabrielle has always had a deep passion for the arts. Her first professional production was David Hollywood’s Sunday in the Park with George in 2007 which was stunningly colourful and beautifully designed. As a cast member in this production aged 11 and watching that first design presentation she knew she wanted a life behind the scenes creating visual experiences that explore and represent social cultures both past and present, real and imagined. Gabrielle trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney Australia, graduating with a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) in 2019. Throughout her studies at NIDA Gabrielle received the Ruth Cowled memorial scholarship and upon graduation, won the APDG NIDA Foundation Trust Award for Emerging Designer for Live Performance 2018 and was a co-recipient of the APDG AFTRS Award for Emerging Designers for Screen 2018. Gabrielle currently works full time in Sydney as a designer and graphic artist and is a member of the Australian Production Designers Guild.
Chris Edwards - Dramaturg
Chris is a Sydney-based queer theatre-maker, writer, director and performer. He completed his Masters of Writing for Performance at NIDA in 2018, having graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2016. Chris has helped to facilitate the creation of new texts and devised works for a variety of independent artists and theatre-makers. His play This Bitter Earth enjoyed successful seasons at both the New Theatre in 2019 and TheatreWorks in 2020, with the latter winning the Green Room Award for Best Ensemble. His adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross, GARY GARY GARY GARY, co-written with Zoë Hollyoak, will be performed at PACT in December 2022.
Matthew Giles - Stage Manager
Matt Giles is a recent graduate from the Australian Institute of Music where he completed a Bachelor of Performance: Dramatic Arts. His most notable acting credits include Waiting for Godot, directed by Dr David Fenton, performing as Estragon in 2020 and As You Like It, directed by Peta Downes, performing as Orlando in 2019. His creative credits include fulfilling the role of Production Manager for Carol Churchill’s play Love and Information (directed by Danielle Maas) in 2020. He also was the Stage Manager for both The Boys (directed by Peta Downes) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (directed by Dr David Fenton) in 2019. Most recently, he debuted with his first professional Stage Manager role for Heroes of the Fourth Turning with Outhouse Theatre Co. (directed by Craig Baldwin). The Long Haul is Matt’s first production that is part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2022 and is incredibly honoured and excited to be a part of it.
Giuliana Carniato (She/Her) made her musical theatre debut in Saturday Night Fever (GFO) understudying the role of Annette whilst still completing her Certificate in Performing Arts at the prestigious Brent Street Studios. Giuliana performed in both the 2020/2021 Opera Australia seasons of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour, also featuring in the adapted for cinema production. Giuliana is currently a Swing in Moulin Rouge! the Musical, playing at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Giuliana’s professional credits also include performing alongside ‘Starley’ at the Sydney Mardi Gras, with ‘Tones and I’ at the ARIAs, as part of the Opening Ceremony of the ICC T20 World Cup with Vera Blue and in film clips for Artists such as Samantha Jade, Amy Shark and Keith Urban. An actress who has trained for both screen and stage, Giuliana has had lead roles in television advertising campaigns for brands including Pantene, Praise, McDonalds and V Energy.
Ariadne Sgouros - Therapist (Voice Over)
Ariadne is a 2017 graduate from NIDA where her credits include: A Midsummer’s Night Dream (dir. Iain Sinclair), Woyzeck (dir. John Sheedy), Eurydike and Orpheus (dir. Priscilla Jackman), and Hello Again (dir. Tyran Parke). Since graduating Ariadne has been involved in a series of KXTeethCutting readings at the Kings Cross Theatre, and she was also apart of the 2018 24 Hour Playwriting Party at Bondi Feast. Her theatrical credits include: Love, Me (Old 505), The Shifting Heart (White Box Theatre), What The Butler Saw (New Theatre), Eurydice (Old Fitz), The Divorce Party (Old 505), Necrophilia (Limelight on Oxford), This Bitter Earth (New Theatre and 2020 Midsumma Festival), Håmlet (Sydney Fringe Festival/NSWAG), Coram Boy (KXTBakehouse), and You’re Not Special (Rogue Productions).
James Biasetto - Angus (Voice Over)
James Biasetto is a stage and screen actor. In 2016, he graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and was selected to appear at the Folkwang International Shakespeare festival in Essen, Germany. He also toured with The Australian Shakespeare Company (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Complete Works Theatre Company (Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth) as well as appearing as Dorian Gray in a modernised reimagining written by Gabriel Bergmoser (The Trial of Dorian Gray). He made his first Fringe appearance at the Melbourne Fringe Festival playing former Prime Minister Harold Holt in his co-written comedy Holt! Who Goes There?. James has also appeared in Home & Away, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Harrow, Preacher and just come off filming for Paramounts Last King of the Cross. His film work includes the feature film The Age of Imitation and various short films including Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (dir. Sunday Emerson Gullifer) Pilgrimage (dir. Peter Blackburn) and The Sound of Love (dir. Alex Richter).
Graydon Schlichter - Trailer Man, Dad (Voice Over)
Graydon arrived in sunny Los Angeles just over 20 years ago, in a Cobalt Chevy Cavalier with a dollar in his pocket and a dream in his heart. After ten years of neglecting that dream he threw caution (and his law career) to the wind. Now fixture in the intimate theatre scene for both his on stage and sound design exploits, Graydon enjoys a very steady flow of audiobook work with his narration partner under the nom de guerre Vincent Lee Grayson and their studio Storytellers Smitten by Audio. For more on him or them check out https://www.lillianyves.com/graydon-schlichter-vincent-lee-gray. Big thanks and much love to Becca for letting me dip my toe in the Sydney Fringe for the first time and keeping my unbroken* streak of Fringe Participation since 2015 alive! *except of course for the year that never was
A big ole' hunk of gratitude to Dom Mercer & Belvoir / Coen De Groot / Erin Franks / Inner West Drama & Kate from Flight Path / Peta, Erica & the team at Sydney Fringe / Monica Pronk Photography / Hilary Duff (always) / Suvena & every therapist I have ever had - thank you thank you thank you!
We pay our respects to the land on which we are able to create and perform this show, the land of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. Always was, always will be.