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Chris Donnelly

Chris has been working actively in the West Australian independent theatre scene since 2005. During this time Chris has worked in a range of roles starting as an actor and moving on to technical theatre and lighting design.

From 2008 to 2013 Chris was the technical director and resident lighting designer for SpoonTree Productions and toured extensively with them; both nationally and internationally. Tours include the 2009 Helpmann Award nominated tour of Letters End (Best Regional Touring Production) and the 2010 UK National tour (Awarded, Best Young People’s Event, Brighton Int’l Arts Festival). Chris has toured through Austria, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea and Australia working in venues including The Victorian Arts Centre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and London’s South Bank Centre for the 2013 London International Mime Festival.

More recently Chris has worked on multi award winner Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor by the MOXY collective and Jo Morris, as technical director for Strut Dance’s Move Me International Dance Festival, production/stage manager for Performing Line’s The Ghost’s Child, site crew for PIAF’s La Marea, and lighting translator for 3G (Trois Generations). Chris was also production electrician for Black Swan State Theatre Company’s The Importance of being Earnest. Chris is a founding and active member Renegade Productions, whose work is described as hyper-designed, intellectually charged, visceral theatre. He is also a regular lighting designer for shows at Perth’s Blue Room Theatre.

Other stand out works include the STCWA shows Mouseprint, by Isabella Stone, Threefold, by Steps Dance, Overexposed by Performing Lines WA, Letters Home by Renegade Productions, Circle of Buzzards by The Comedians, Flood by Black Swan State Theatre Company, Company by ICW Productions and dozens of shows at The Blue Room Theatre.

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