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Nathan Sibthorpe is a contemporary performance-maker and AV Designer. He was previously Queensland Theatre Company’s Geek-In-Residence in 2012-14; the Festival Director of Short+Sweet Queensland from 2013-16; and an Australia Council JUMP artist in 2012. Nathan is currently the Creative Director for Markwell Presents Cinematic Theatre Company, and the Co-Director of Counterpilot Transmedia Performance Collective. Nathan teaches performance studies at QUT, where he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction, and where he is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in contemporary performance.


  


Credits as a
Performance-Maker

> writer/director
> dramaturg
> co-devisor
> co-creator

  • Spectate - as writer & director
    (2017, Counterpilot & Metro Arts)
  • Tyrone & Lesley in a Spot - as co-creator
    (2016, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Metro Arts & David Megarrity)
  • This is Capital City - as dramaturg & assistant director
    (2015, Counterpilot & Brisbane Powerhouse)
  • Clarity in Transit - as co-creator & dramaturg
    (2014, Counterpilot, La Boite Theatre Company & Brisbane Airport Corporation)
  • Sob Story - as writer & director
    (2014The Arts Centre Gold Coast Works-in-Progress Program)
  • Total Dik - as co-devisor
    (2013, Queensland Theatre Company Creative Development Series)
  • Some Dumb Play - as writer & director
    (2012, Metro Arts Allies)
  • Voice - as writer & director
    (2012, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne)
  • Fallen Tree 
    (2011, Vena Cava Productions)

Credits as a
Director

  • Into the Woods (2013, Ignatians Theatre Company)
  • The Voyeurs (2011, Short+Sweet Brisbane)
  • Practising Passion (2010, Short+Sweet Brisbane)
  • Deadline (2009, Short+Sweet Brisbane)

Credits as an
AV Designer

  • Wireless (2017, Lisa Wilson Projects, Metro Arts & Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts)
  • Blue Bones (2017, Playlab Productions)
  • Plunge (2016-17, Seeing Place Productions & Bleach Festival)
  • Viral (2016, Shock Therapy Productions & Arts Centre Gold Coast)
  • Woodford Folk Festival Opening Ceremony (2015)
  • Vis & Ramin (2015, Metro Arts)
  • It's Not the Heat, It's The Humidity (2015-16, John Willsteed, Brisbane Powerhouse, & QUT CreateX)
  • Locked In (2015-16, Shock Therapy Productions)
  • Song (2015-16, Brisbane Powerhouse, Yakkana & Accolade Productions)
  • He Dreamed a Train (2014, Ben Knapton, Margi Brown Ash & Brisbane Powerhouse)
  • Mercy Thieves (2014, Arts Centre Gold Coast)
  • Genesis (2013, Ben Knapton & QUT)
  • The Social Me (2012, Markwell Presents & Artslink QLD)
  • Bear With Me (2012, David Megarrity & Out of the Box Festival)
  • Gaijin (2011, Ben Knapton & Gardens Theatre)
  • The Harbinger (2011, La Boite & Dead Puppets Society)
  • I Feel Awful (2011, Queensland Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival)
  • The Go-Go-Getters (2010, David Megarrity & Out of the Box Festival)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2009, Markwell Presents & Flipside Circus)

Credits as a
Performer

  • I Feel Awful (2011, Queensland Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival)
  • What Simon Said (2011, Markwell Presents & Youth Week Brisbane)
  • Brisbane Powerhouse Ghost Tour (2011, Dead Puppets Society, QUT & Brisbane Powerhouse)
  • The Go-Go-Getters (2010, David Megarrity & Out of the Box Festival)

Employment

  • Queensland University of Technology
    Sessional Tutor & Lecturer (2015-...)
  • Short+Sweet Queensland
    Festival Director (2013-2016)
  • Queensland Theatre Company
    Geek-in-Residence (2012-14)
  • Markwell Presents
    Artistic Associate (2009-12, 2014-15)
    & Creative Director (2016-...)

Awards

  • Best AV Design (Nominated)
    2016 Matilda Awards for Viral
  • Best Technical Design (Nominated)
    2014 Matilda Awards, with Ben Knapton & Freddy Komp for He Dreamed a Train
  • Best Director Award
    for The Voyeurs at Short+Sweet Brisbane (2011)
  • Most Outstanding Contribution to Multimedia in Theatre, Green Room Grounding Award
    for The Harbinger (2011)

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Practice-led Research
    (currently enrolled)
    QUT, 2015-2017
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Studies, Minor in Creative Writing, with Distinction
    QUT, 2012
  • Certificate 3 in Multimedia
    QANTM College, 2008

Assistant Director Roles

  • Delicacy (2013, Lucas Stibbard)
  • Colder (2011, Michelle Miall)
  • Brontë (2010, Brenda Monaghan)

For a full copy of Nathan's Curriculum Vitae, please contact directly: nathan.sibthorpe@gmail.com