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CaPT Advisory Group Announced

We are excited to announce the CaPT Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will be engaged in ongoing measures to ensure that the sector has a voice, and that services are meeting the sector’s needs.

The CaPT advisory group will meet quarterly, with a tenure of 2 years.

Their two key functions are:

  1. To maintain strong engagement and information exchange between Theatre Network Australia and the broad circus and physical theatre industry locally, nationally and internationally.
  2. To offer guidance to TNA to ensure that its mandated service delivery to the CaPT sector is operating effectively and efficiently.

Kate Fryer (VIC)
Kate Fryer has been a performer, director, teacher and writer of circus and physical theatre for 20 years. Combining story-telling and physical mayhem she has travelled the globe performing at Street Festivals, Major Events and in some of the world’s most prestigious theatres. She is a founding member and Artistic Director of Dislocate. Directorially, Kate has helped create circus acts, ensemble productions, and curated parades.


Joshua Hoare (SA)
Artistic Director of the South Australian Circus Centre, the home of Cirkidz, Joshua Hoare draws on multiple skill sets as one of Australias new generation of circus artists, creating performance work through a variety of physical languages. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University) as well as graduating from the National Institute of Circus (NICA) and has performed both nationally and internationally.


Felicia Lannan (VIC)
Madhouse Circus company founder and NICA graduate, Felicia Lannan grew up at the Flying Fruitfly Circus, and is no stranger to the Australian Festival Circuit, touring with companies such as Long Answers to Simple Questions and Solid State Circus. The most backflips she’s ever done in a row is 50.


Deb Wilks (QLD)
Deb Wilks from Cluster Arts is passionate about circus and physical theatre, working closely with professional and emerging artists, arts managers, and administrators. Deb wants to see circus and physical theatre become more widely recognised, and assist in raising the profile of Australian circus artists both nationally and internationally.


Rockie Stone (VIC)
Rockie Stone is a physical performer and multi award winning contemporary theatre maker with a drive to create art with circus bodies, and co-founder of award winning Company Here and Now. As much at home hand-standing on fellow acrobats, or balancing on a tower of chairs, as she is hanging on ropes and trapezes, she has 20 years of professional experience in the industry. Rockie has performed all over the world with renowned companies such as Circa, Circus Oz, and Finucane & Smith, and has directed for Slipstream Circus and Westside Circus.

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