Tina is a New York based actor, director, teaching artist and theatre maker. Hailing from Australia Tina is a graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts and holds a Masters of Arts Practice specializing in Performance from Charles Sturt University. She has trained extensively with The SITI Company and was their Artistic Associate from 2011-2013. Other training includes The Suzuki Company of Toga, HB Studios and Cicely Berry.
Tina is co-Artistic Director of Australian based Chopt Logic Productions, a company dedicated to producing inter-disciplinary, innovative and physically based live performances that reflects socially relevant issues and concerns. She specializes in making work that fuses text, movement and music and has performed in some of the leading Arts festivals in the world. Her project Miss Julia, a bi-lingual adaptation of Strindberg’s classic play, premiered at the prestigious Iberoamericano Festival de Teatro de Bogotá and has been performed in Festivals across Colombia, Italy, the United States and Spain, including seasons at Steppenwolf Theatre and La Mama, NYC. Most recently she played the title role of Mata Hari, in the interdisciplinary opera of the same name, which premiered in the 2017 Prototype Festival. She has worked for many international companies including La Fura dels Baus, the English National Opera, SITI Company, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Philharmonic and Hanyong Theatre from South Korea. Tina played Lady Macbeth for Southwest Shakespeare, was one of the main cast members in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More and appeared in The Event of a Thread with SITI Company. In 2015 Tina worked with The Metropolitan Opera on Lulu directed by William Kentridge.
As an independent theatre maker Tina has created work in the United States, Colombia and Australia and her work has been included in many international arts festivals including the Iberoamericano Festival de Teatro de Bogotá, The Napoli International Teatro Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre for the Chicago Latin American Theatre Festival, LATC for el Encuentro de Las Americas, La Mama NYC, the Iberoamericano Festival de Cádiz, Spain, the Manizales International Arts Festival, Colombia, The Australian Festival for Young People, The New York Fringe, the Singapore Fringe and the Adelaide Fringe to name a few. Her directing debut, Live Fish, a devised movement/theatre piece, was nominated for the Adelaide Fringe Inspace Award for best new work in 2010.
As a teaching artist, Tina has taught in many institutions in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Colombia, including Atlantic Theater for NYU, Brown University, NIDA and La Universidad Javeriana. Tina is a recipient of the Helpmann Academy emerging Director and Mentorship Awards, recipient of a State Theatre Company of South Australia Assistant Director Fellowship and 2015 Leimay Fellowship. For more information please visit www.miss-julia.org.
Photograph by Paula Court.