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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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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.”
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.