productionART theatre and events is a production company specifically set up to support and inspire regional arts practise. Based in country NSW, we have recognised a real need for production support to develop professional work in regional areas.
This company is not solely developed to work with professional companies , but also to support, mentor and assist regional communities and community groups to develop events, festivals and productions. All profits other than operational and crewing costs go back into acquiring and upgrading equipment to further the needs of future projects.
Who are we? We are two regional theatre and event professionals that have over 50 years experience between us. We are;
Becky Russell – a lighting and management professional with extensive experience in artistic, technical and project direction. She is currently the technical director of Lingua Franca Dance Theatre.
Brendan Napier – a sound and video specialist with advanced skills in technics and making the impossible, possible. As well as working as a theatre technician, Brendan has worked as a live music sound engineer as well as in the Sony Sydney Studios – shooting, editing and creating content – and freelancing throughout Sydney over the last 20 years.
Feb: ‘HMS Pinafore’ Hayes Theatre – Lighting associate (responsible for reworking the design to make tour ready.
Feb: Promotional Video, Local Stages @ BMEC – Collation, direction and edit.
April: ‘A Hill End Soiree’ NSW National Parks and Wildlife – Technical direction, supplier and operation.
July – Sept: ‘Kangaroo’ by Miranda Gott, Local Stages @ BMEC/Lingua Franca /Q Theatre Co-production – Direction.
Sept: Condobolin 2020 Tattoo, Condobolin & District Pipe Band – Technical production management. supplier and operation.
Nov: ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle‘, McKillop College (Bathurst) – Technical direction, supplier and student mentor for the school production.