Current resident writers.
Rebekah Robertson is an emerging performer and theatre maker based in Western Sydney. Recently she has played the title role in Kirana with the National Theatre of Parramatta, Gena in Bachelorettewith Twelve Angry, Amber in Lightie and more. As a maker she has created and presented Sugarush through Crack Theatre Festival, Slow Dance at Performance Space, Customs House Circular Quay and Peacock Gallery Auburn, Smithereens at FR!SK/Melbourne Fringe and Give Up at Melbourne Fringe. She is 2017 Belvoir Artist Workshop Resident, Highway/234 Residency Recipient Associate Artist with Ondru and former LGBTI inclusion policy advisor for the City of Melbourne’s Creative City initiative
Vidya is a writer and performance-maker from all over the place, but now from Melbourne. She likes working across playwriting, comedy, live art, and the internet. Some recent works include Last night, DeAr BeLoVed, A completely unified theory of you+me, Asian Ghost-ery Store. She was a 2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and has a Masters in Writing for Performance from the VCA. She has also trained and performed extensively in improvisation with companies like The Big Hoo-Haa, iO Chicago, Naked Comedy Lab and Teatro De Los Sentidos. She is a current recipient of Westerly's Emerging Writer's program and Melbourne Festival's Director's Lab. She works in law sometimes and is perpetually saddened that no one yells at her to handle the truth. You can find some of her poetry and fiction in magazines, online and her family's never-ending whatsapp group chat/hellscape.
Tom is an Actor/Writer/Director/ Dramaturg/Philosopher living in Melbourne.
He is a co-founder of A_tistic (2015), a company dedicated to telling neurodiverse stories, and developing a Spectrum Theatre, with the goal of developing empathy for neurodiverse humans. A_tistic’s first devised production, Them Aspies, had two sell out season at Monash Uni Student theatre in 2014 and 2015, which Tom Co-directed.
Tom’s first full length play, Pinocchio Restrung, debuted in the 2016 Melbourne Fringe festival. Tom has also worked as a Dramaturg on Genius (St Martins, as part of the Festival of Live art (FOLA)). An extract of Tom’s work The Fog in their Eyes was selected as part of BetaFest (Lonely Company) earlier this year. Tom also directed OXAGEN’s production of Twelve Angry Jurors In May of 2017. His play, Alexithymia was selected to open the 2017 Poppy Seed Theatre Festival (Co Production with Citizen Theatre, Dir Jayde Kirchert).
He is pretty damn thrilled about being able to work with LoCo this year.