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Nick Atkins

Nick is a hybrid performance and media maker who from time to time pops up in his own work. He graduated from UNSW with a BA Media, Theatre & Performance (Hons 1st Class) where he received the Cate Blanchett award for his new media performance Cyborgs are born, not made. He trained with the imPACT ensemble 09 performing in Public Bunnies in C# Minor (dir. Michal Imielski). Nick has continued to work with Imielski as a principal performer in the tour of Blind As You See It (Sydney Fringe, TINA), as well as a co-creator and performer on a new feature solo performance Unsex Me staged at the Riverside Theatre thanks to the centre’s True West initiative. He directed a new work ESCAPE [the beyond blank project] for the youth arts forum Flannofest2011. Nick has hosted the festival for the past two years now. On screen Nick has co-directed two new works Unmade (Kashish international film festival) and A Glimpse (finalist 48 Green Hours) with emerging production Studio Suss. He has recently returned from a three month working tour through Europe where he spent time as an artist in residence at the CAMAC Art Centre, Marnay Sur-Seine, France and completed the Pentales Hemmingway Writers Fellowship, Berlin. He is currently working on Ile and Moondirt, a David Finnigan play directed by Erica J Brennan. See http://www.nicktimatkins.com for more details.

Cloe Fournier – Choreographer

Cloé Fournier is a French-born independent artist. She met Michal Imielski while on a scholarship with the Impact Ensemble ‘09. As a dancer for youMove Company she worked with Anton, Kay Armstrong, Jodie McNeilly, Kevin Privett, Emma Saunders and Vicki van Hout. Recently, she performed for Branch Nebula, Melisa Gowen and works regularly for Dirty Feet Collective. As an emerging choreographer she co-created Just off the Surface with Imogen Cranna and performed her solo Erase for the Sydney Fringe. She is now working on a major solo work for the Adelaide Fringe 2012, mentored by Australia Council Fellow Dean Walsh.

Peter Maple – Writer

Peter Maple has been involved in Australian theatre-making since 2004 in a wide array of productions as an actor, writer and director. In 2008, Peter graduated with a Bachelor of Performance from Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney. For his graduation production in Howard Barker’s The Power Of the Dog, Peter played the challenging lead role of ‘Sorge’. Peter has appeared on television’s Rescue: Special Ops (2009), Cops LAC (2010), Tough Nuts (2010), Foxtel’s Behind Mansion Walls (2011) and Deadly Women (2011), and in the feature documentary Beyond Infinity (2011). How to lose Sight (2011) was Peter’s first collaboration with Shh.

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