Work with Professional Artists
Professional artists work with No Strings as teaching artists, mentors, directors, and coaches. All are theatre-trained and disability-experienced.
Click on the Artistic Associates below to view their profiles.
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).
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.
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.
Since completing a Bachelor Creative Arts (Drama) (Honours) at the Flinders Drama Centre in 2015, Cassie Litchfield has enjoyed working as a screen actor and voice over artist. A recent highlight for Cassie has been collaborating with No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability and True North Theatre Company where her skills as an actor and teacher have been utilized. Cassie is a passionate theatre maker and creates contemporary work that theatrically fuses; stand up, clown and burlesque. In 2016 Cassie made her Adelaide Fringe debut in performing in, 'That Siege in Adelaide'. Cassie was excited to return to the festival in 2017 with her first solo development, ‘Hello…It’s Me’. The show was awarded a Fringe weekly award for Best Emerging Artist and was nominated for Best Emerging Artist of the festival. Cassie is hard at work on her next development in preparation for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Brad graduated from AC Arts after Stage Managing Little Shop of Horrors for the college in 2012. Brad was involved in the running of the Adelaide Festival’s hit club, Barrio and has since been part of the Stage management team at Adelaide Writers week. His Theatre credits include stage manager for Foul Play’s Macbeth, A Kid Like Me (True North Youth Theatre), Behind the Front (from Page to Stage productions), Impersonal Space (Company AT) and ASM for Slingsby’s Emil and the Detectives and Touring Production Coordinator for The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy early in 2018. Brad has also designed and programmed vision for No Strings Attached Godzilla vs No strings and EBully by True North Youth Theatre.
Matt is an award-winning graduate of Flinders' Drama Centre, working extensively in South Australia and overseas.
Film highlights include Marcus in 2015 multi-international-award winning thriller One Eyed Girl (Dir. Nick Matthews, Projector Films).
For No Strings Attached Matt has collaborated on No Strings Vs Godzilla as a multimedia artist.
For The State Theatre Company of South Australia Matt has performed in Switzerland, Romeo and Juliet (ASO co-production), Rumpelstiltskin (Windmill co-production), The Red Cross Letters, Volpone; or The Fox, Between Two Waves (Umbrella production), Babyteeth, Pornography and The Give And Take. For Windmill Theatre Matt has recently toured Grug and Grug and The Rainbow through Australia, China and North America including a one month broadway season, and performed in The Girl Who Cried Wolf.
Recent theatre credits include: Eyes, (Sandpit); The Front (Adelaide Cabaret Festival); Speak Out (Act Now Theatre); The Bureau Of Complaints (AJZ Productions), No Hello (Duende), Once Upon A Midnight - Japan Tour (OzAsia Festival); Van Badham's Notoriously Yours - Adelaide/Edinburgh Tours, The Lake, The Share and That Face (five.point.one theatre). Television credits include Series 1 & 2 of SBS comedy DANGER 5 (Dir. Dario Russo, Dinosaur Pty Ltd).
Kathryn’s recent projects include design for Sons & Mothers (No Strings Attached); Muckheap (Polyglot Puppet Company, touring Shanghai & Australia); The Flood (Finucane & Smith/Critical Stages national tour); Costume Designer for Maria de Buenos Aires (Leigh Warren & Dancers/Vic Opera); True West and The Dark Room (Flying Penguin Productions); The Art of War, Arden versus Arden and Punk Rock (Flinders University SA, director: Tom Healey). An Evening with Annabel Crabbe, (Annabel Crabb: Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016). Kathryn designs nationally for theatre, dance and large arts events. A graduate in Stage Design from NIDA, Kathryn was Resident Designer for Magpie Theatre and State Theatre Co of SA from 1988 – 1993. Other companies include: Patch Theatre, Vitalstatistix, AJZ Productions, Cirkidz, Legs on The Wall, Playbox, Chamber Made Opera, Hothouse, Melbourne Theatre Company, Red Stitch, The Production Company, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Festival & Qld Music Festival. Festival Event Design includes: Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2005 – 2011; OzAsia Festival & Moon Lantern Parade 2007-2014 & Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2007-2016. Venue design includes the award winning Queens Theatre, Fringe 2012; Live from Channel 9, Fringe Festival 2014 & 2015; Live from Tandanya, Fringe Festival 2016. Kathryn’s film & television credits includes Set Design for “Talking Heads” ABC & “Poh’s Kitchen” ABC; & Women & Children’s Easter Appeal for Channel 9 2015 & 2016.