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Alison has maintained a diverse and responsive creative practice since the 1970s, based in performance and with a strong emphasis on social inclusion, cross-disciplinary collaboration and cross-cultural exchange

She has written, devised and/or co-devised over 50 original works for professional, student and community performance and other events and contributed to dozens more as a writer, dramaturg, director or performer

Alison’s scholarly writing and her contributions to Performance as Research have been recognised in Australia and internationally, as a bridge between industry, community, the art theatre and the academy

Alison is also active in projects within her local community to support cultural diversity, biodiversity and connect with pre-colonial heritage.

Qualifications Include:

  • PhD in Theatre/Cultural Studies, Monash University
  • MA in Social Theory, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Letters, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma in Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art
  • BA (Hons) Australian National University

Skills Summary:

  • Theatre Maker, Writer, Director, Dramaturg and Performer
  • Theatre and Performance Studies Academic
  • Arts and Culture Research and Consultancy
  • Research Specialisation: Performance as Research
  • Community Engaged Arts and Community Cultural Development

Professional Associations and Committees:

  • President, Rewilding Stonnington Inc
  • Artistic Associate and past Chair, Black Hole Theatre
  • Life Member and past Chair, Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • Life Member and past Chair, Theatre Works, St Kilda
  • Life Member and past Vice President, ADSA (Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Association)
  • Member, MEAA (Equity and Media sections)
  • Member, Theatre Network Australia
  • Member, Australian Women Directors Alliance
  • Member, UNIMA Australia
  • Member, Women in Media