No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability is delighted to announce the appointment of Kerry Ireland taking on the new role of Creative Producer effective immediately.
Kerry has been involved in the theatre for over two decades and over this time has honed her vast and varied skills. Prior to this announcement she has undertaken a number of senior roles including: -
Creative Producer for Feast Festivals over four years Venue Manager for Roslyn Packer Theatre (Sydney Theatre Company) Venue Manager for Parade Theatres (National Institute of Dramatic Art) Lighting Designer for No Strings’ performance of Tom the Loneliest.
CEO of No Strings Kari Seeley said, “Kerry is bringing a wealth of knowledge to No Strings derived from her 25 years of working in creative arts management. “Throughout her career Kerry has demonstrated a genuine commitment to diversity and prioritising minority voice. We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Kerry back to No Strings, in the new role of Creative Producer. We have some very exciting projects under development, and we know Kerry is the right person to carry these forward.”
Reflecting on her appointment Kerry said “I’m so proud to be joining the No Strings team. Stories from people living with disability matter and I’m thrilled to be in a position where I can assist in communicating their narrative and being part of a team that produces exceptional theatre that breaks down barriers, celebrates ability and drives positive change.”
A long time ago (1981) in a distant hellish landscape (Alice Springs) an Indigenous Arrentte male was born to become a struggling actor and artist and named a culturally unidentifiable name Jermaine Hampton. A Flinders University Drama Centre graduate, Jermaine Hampton has spent years in Melbourne acting in short films and television spots, John Safran Vs God being the most noteworthy. Returning to Adelaide and co-creating an Indigenous theatre group called: Karrikarrinya Theatre Collective (KTC), he started directing theatre Productions such as The Cherry Pickers, Belonging, Intervention as Creative Director. Leading to working with The South Australia’s State Theatre Company as Assistant Director to Geordie Brookman on Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Moving to film in 2010 playing the titular role in the movie Yudum, filmed in Oodnadatta with local population as extras, who would benefit from residuals., he worked with the same crew again for a Family Services short film Child Focus Dreaming. In 2017 No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) grabbed Jermaine as a tutor/creator helping the NSA indigenous participants in a group workshop: Tracking Culture. Jermaine is also in talks with former key KTC member to create a new Indigenous acting group for Adelaide.
Mitre is a versatile Actor, Singer, Dancer and Production Creative. Growing up with a passion for the Arts, Mitre is focused on Writing, Producing and Directing Film and Theatre in South Australia. After graduating form Adelaide College of the Arts in 2014 with an ADV. DIP in Screen and Media, Mitre is running ‘Mitre Khammash Media’ (MKM) an emerging production company focused on bringing new and enjoyable works to the stage and screen. Mitre’s skills range from his ability to act, sing, dance, read music, ensemble acapella singing, producing for stage & screen, cinematography, directing, screenwriting, playwriting, songwriting, film editing, sound mixing, film sound design, and the ability to play guitar, bass and piano. Recent professional theatre experience: “Counting Bars: The Tale of the Singing Inmates” – writer, producer, director, Jan 2016; and “Teen Dream” – actor, Mighty Good Productions, April 2015. Recent professional film experience: “Deadline Gallipoli” – extra – Gallipoli Pictures, Foxtel, June 2014. Qualifications: Adv. Dip Screen & Media (Film & TV Production) – Adelaide College of the Arts (2012-2014); Diploma of Music (sound engineering) – University of Adelaide (2011); Arts/Media Focus – Charles Campbell College (2006-2010).
Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2015. He received further training in Bologna, Italy where he received a scholarship to study at Art Factory International in 2016. Since graduating ACArts, Tyson has worked with theatre, dance, music, installation and performance art. In 2016 he was nominated for the Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award for his work as a co-director of Concrete Collective which brought their original choreographed work, personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision (2015), to audiences in Australia and across the USA. His other credits as a choreographer include Müll (2014), we: at a junction (2015) and Epimetheus Forgets (2016). As a composer and sound designer Tyson works regularly with AJZ Productions and True North Youth Theatre Ensemble and has been involved in the creation of multiple works for local and international festivals such as Babel (2016), A Kid Like Me (2015) and A Sense of Home (2014). Most recently Tyson has returned from a national tour of Sweden premiering new contemporary dance works by ilDance.