Belinda is an actor, writer, director and drama teacher. Trained at National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her studies have included: extensive training in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, the Alexander Technique, screen acting, singing and dance.
In 2014 she co-founded wit incorporated, based in Melbourne's inner west. She remains Artistic Director there, and as well as performing and directing in the company, teaches a children's drama program, Wit Kids.
Her theatre credits include: Bombshells, Outside In, A Scandal in the Weimar, A Hero's Guide to Saving the Planet, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Fairy Tale News, Couch Potato, Cosi and The Bookworm.
Her writing has been performed in Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. Her plays Fairy Tale News and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet have since been published by Australian Plays.
Jennifer Piper is an actor, writer, broadcaster and producer, based in Footscray. She is co-founder and Company Manager of artist-led theatre company Wit Incorporated. Her work gazes adoringly at feminism, sexuality, gender and neurodivergence, as they all rummage around in their pockets trying to find their shared identity.
Trained at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Western Australia, Jennifer has carved out a niche for her own brand of storytelling – using performance, design and broadcasting to create space for community and affect social change. Her gender-bending approach to theatre includes taking characters from our theatrical canon, created by old white dudes for old white dudes and making them her own – from pyromaniac Doug in Cosi by Louis Nowra to Banquo in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Arthur Conan Doyle's privileged misanthrope Sherlock Holmes. Earlier this year, she brought the house down with her performance as Tiggy Entwistle, Teresa McTerry and Zoe Struthers in Wit Incorporated's production of Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith.
Jennifer was recognised as a Footscray Icon in VU's Two Views exhibition (2017) and won City of Maribyrnong's inaugural Arts Award as part of Wit Incorporated (2018).
Outside of her work for Wit Incorporated, Jennifer has performed for Key Conspirators and Sly Rat Theatre Co. and has provided mentoring and production support to Melbourne Fringe artists programmed at Bluestone Church Arts Space. She is an increasingly sought-after director and producer, often for bi+ creators and usually for adventure stories.
Jennifer writes and presents The Representation Hour, a special monthly radio program on JOY, exploring bisexual+ representation in popular culture and often includes guest hosts to explore the intersections of sexuality, culture, gender and divergence. Previous guest hosts include Rafeif Ismail, Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson, Rin McArdle and Sam Anderson.
Jennifer loves maths and physics and can often be found muttering sums to herself as she thinks about lighting design. Often while using a power drill.
Kerry du Plessis
Lansy Feng is a well-trained actress, singer, producer and writer. She has written and produced her own solo show at 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival after graduating from Howard Fine Acting studio full time training. She has also trained at National Theatre drama school. She has experiences in web series, films, commercials, music videos and theatre.
The artists of wit incorporated meet, work and create our art on the lands of the Kulin nation. This land was never ceded and still belongs to those people.
Even though we weren’t invited here, we are so lucky to be allowed to stay. To share stories and to benefit from this beautiful country.
To their elders, past, present and emerging, we offer our respect and our gratitude. We will stand with you in whatever capacity you require, for as long as is required.