Creator / Performer: Leah Shelton
Director: Ursula Martinez
Conceptual Collaborator: Daniel Evans
Sound Design: Kenneth Lyons
Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright
Costume & Set Design: Leah Shelton
Dramaturg: Saffron Benner
Choreographic Collaborator: Liesel Zink
Production Manager: Christine Felmingham
Voiceover: Hugh Parker (recording by Guy Webster)
Leah’s work sits in the sweet spot between alt-cabaret, physical theatre, and live art. Originally dance-trained, she has a diverse performance background which has seen her tour internationally to the US, Canada, Europe, UK, Japan and South Pacific. She has worked with companies including PVI Collective, The Good Room, Phluxus2, Frank Theatre, Lala Parlour, Bonemap, Superhero Clubhouse (NY), Spiegelworld (USA), La Clique (UK), and SITI Company (NY). Leah is also Co-Director of artist collective Polytoxic, one of the most prominent contemporary Pacific theatre companies in Australia.
As a solo artist, Leah creates stylized, guttural, unashamedly feminist work soaked in cult references and dark humour. She spent over a decade working in the intense Suzuki Actor Training Method in Brisbane and Japan, and has graced the cabaret stages of La Clique (Edinburgh, Brighton) and Vegas Nocturne (Las Vegas). She is currently touring her award-winning solo work, Terror Australis, which received a Green Room Nomination for Best Contemporary and Experimental Performer; Adelaide Fringe Innovation Award, Darwin Fringe Best Cabaret Award, Matilda Award for Best Set Design and Nominations for Best Cabaret, Best Costume Design & Best AV.
WINNER John Chataway Innovation Award, Adelaide Fringe
WINNER Matilda Awards, Best Set Design
WINNER Darwin Fringe Gold Croc Award, Best Cabaret
NOMINEE Melbourne Fringe, Best Performance
NOMINEE Matilda Awards, Best Cabaret, Best Costume Design, Best AV Design.
NOMINEE Green Room Awards, Best Contemporary and Experimental Performer.