Eleanor (El) Boydell is an arts manager and creative producer with a passion for interdisciplinary live and performance art driven by an engaged audience. She has produced work with Women’s Circus, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Boutique Theatre, Memetica and more, alongside work in the creative industries, higher education and family violence sectors. She’s great at organising teams and loves bringing creative visions to life. Four years ago she ran away to the West to join Women’s Circus, and has never looked back.
Trained at NASDA in New Zealand, Belinda is as an actor, writer, director and children’s drama teacher based in Melbourne.
Known for her immensely hard work and excellent comic timing, Belinda’s recent acting highlights include: the hilarious Meryl, Mary and Winsome monologues in Bombshells, Ginny in the epic prison play Outside In, evil villain The Waster in A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet and Macbeth in a gender-flipped production if the same name.
Co-founder and Artistic Director of Wit Incorporated theatre company, she also runs their children’s drama program, Wit Kids, bringing affordable after school drama to primary aged children.
Belinda’s directing credits include How I Met My Dead Husband, Westerly, Ophelia Thinks Harder, A Scandal in the Weimar and Couch Potato.
She’s written a number of plays, five of which have been staged. Fairy Tale News and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet are published by Australian plays, and I Am A Monster was shortlisted for NZ Playmarket’s 2018 Plays for the Young Competition.
Sarah Clarke is a wedding, portrait and event photographer operating in and around Melbourne. She fell into photography from a background in acting and adores everything about it. Specialising in candid photography, Sarah is there to simultaneously cheer you on and put you at ease, capturing your event in all its individuality.
She’s a little bit extraverted and a lot sentimental and will photograph just about anything with a smile on her face.
A bubble of passion for everything music and musical, Simone is an inspiration for every young budding artist. Born in Malta, a tiny island in the heart of the Mediterranean, Simone moved to Australia at the age of 21. With her she brought a love for the arts and above all her dreams. Simone has combined her talents, passion and dedication to set up a community organisation called musicworx, aimed at bringing people together to develop and share creativity and talent in the music realm while producing amateur musical productions in Melbourne’s North Western region. She has performed, directed and produced a number of musical productions and has also been involved as assistant director in a short film.
Fiona is a multidisciplinary entertainment performer and professional having worked and performed within the industry most of her adult life with various productions, events, festivals and venues. She continues this work with various venues, projects and performance groups and training. She is an active performer mostly through improvised comedy and dance and works at many wonderful entertainment spaces. She is passionate and dedicated to the arts and entertainment and is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge and experience to this wonderful independent production.
Jack is an actor and photographer from Melbourne. He initially trained as a performer but after hitting the road for several months doing Shakespeare with car-full of stinky actors, he decided to pick up a camera and have a crack at photography. Little did he know he'd become obsessed and now it’s his full time job (in between other theatrical antics he gets up to).
Jack likes people who are brave, nice and tell the truth and he tries to do the same. He’s a big fan of Jeff Buckley and and a band called The Dip who you should definitely check out (www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVp9ia0rui8).
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Lansy Feng is an actor, writer, story-telling singer, and theatre-maker. She graduated from National Theatre Drama School in 2016 and Howard Fine Acting Studio’s Full Time Program in 2017.
In 2018, she created the one-woman cabaret “How I Met My Dead Husband” and performed it at The Butterfly Club and again at Gasworks Arts Park as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. The same year she performed in several productions including musicals “On My Way” (Western Arts Theatre) and “Fanciful Imaginings” (Musicworx), theatre production “Ophelia Thinks Harder” (Wit Incorporated) and short film “Origin”. She has worked with Two Door Pictures and Talk EZ for web-ads, and Flying Art Films for music video.
In 2019, she co-produced and performed in “Westerly” at The Butterfly Club.
Lansy has performed across Taiwan as a percussionist with Phonon Music. She also designed and created a mosaic mural for Goodstart Minifie Park Early Learning Centre.
Lansy joined Wit Incorporated as a Company Member and Secretary in 2018, and is thrilled to be presenting a new development of “How I Met My Dead Husband.”
Henry O’Brien is a young actor/artist who is passionate about the arts, and how they can spark change and create hope in the ever growing turbulence of the world around us.
A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School Theatre Arts program 2018, Henry has gone on to perform with The Melbourne Shakespeare Company in their rendition of one of the Bard’s earliest comedies ‘Love’ Labour’s Lost’, receiving critical praise for bringing "great presence and comic timing to the role of Costard" -The Dialogue.
Just recently Henry has performed with EbbFlow Theatre Co. in their production of Nick Enright’s hard hitting classic ‘Blackrock’, helping to bring this all too familiar story to life.
Henry is ecstatic to be a part of the team presenting this new development of Lansy Feng’s extraordinary piece, “How I Met My Dead Husband”.
Lauren has been playing piano since she was four years old. She started performing and playing in bands when she was five and has since continued to enjoy playing music in a variety of settings including supporting renowned acts such as Ziggy Marley and Spiderbait. She has also enjoyed picking up various instruments along the way. In 2010 she completed her Bachelor of Applied Music Performance at Box Hill TAFE (Jazz/Popular) on trumpet and went on to complete her Master of Teaching (Primary School and Early Childhood) at Deakin in 2013. Currently she enjoys instrumental teaching full-time as well as performing and songwriting with the fusion band Renelophus, who have recently released their first EP, “The Blue Dot”.
Trained at WAAPA and UWA Jennifer is an actor, writer, designer and director. She is co-founder and Company Manager of Wit Incorporated theatre company. Her work gazes adoringly at feminism, sexuality, gender and neurodivergence, as they rummage around in their pockets looking for their shared identity.
JP loves taking characters from our theatrical canon, created by old white dudes for old white dudes and making them her own: including Doug (Cosi), Banquo (Macbeth), and Sherlock Holmes. In 2018, JP brought the house down as Tiggy, Teresa and Zoe in Bombshells, then terrified the lot as The Queen in Ophelia Thinks Harder.
Jennifer designs (set, lighting and graphic) for most of of Wit Incorporated’s productions, has performed in Ophelia Thinks Harder, Bombshells, Outside In, A Scandal in the Weimar, Macbeth, Couch Potato and Cosi, and directed Fairy Tale News and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet.
Jennifer has performed for Melbourne Shakespeare Company, Key Conspirators and Sly Rat Theatre Co. and provides mentoring and support to Fringe artists programmed at Bluestone Church Arts Space. JP takes great joy both in writing new theatre and in working with other writers to develop and refine their own creations.
Jack has been lurking around Wit Incorporated since he leaped into the op spot for Macbeth, and we love it. You might have seen him at Bluestone Church Arts Space as part of the award-winning team that brought you "Have You Tried Yoga?" during Fringe Westside for Arts & Culture Maribyrnong.
He's one half of GJ Productions, a skilled lighting designer and technician, an increasingly visible director and a genuinely lovely human.
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.