That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine

by Jennifer Piper and Belinda Campbell

The writers

Jennifer Piper

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 Key Conspirators and Sly Rat Theatre Co. and provides mentoring and support to Fringe artists programmed at Bluestone Church Arts Space. She’s an increasingly sought-after director and producer, often for queer and feminist creators and usually for adventure stories.

Belinda Campbell

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.

The director

From the writers

From the director

The artists

The company

Wit Incorporated was formed in 2014 by Company Manager Jennifer Piper and Artistic Director Belinda Campbell, and has enjoyed artistic and creative residencies at Bluestone Church Arts Space since 2016.

Known for creating great theatre, that inspires change, Wit Incorporated is particularly committed to representation and access, regardless of gender, sexuality, cultural or linguistic background and disability. In 2019, the team declared a commitment to safe working environments, including mental health, cultural awareness and physical safety.

The company is a proud member of Theatre Network Australia and the operational team are all proud members of Equity, the actor’s union.

Wit Incorporated performs only at wheelchair-accessible spaces. Every full-length season includes Auslan-interpreted shows and relaxed performances, and are stim-and tic-friendly.

The current management team is Belinda Campbell, Jennifer Piper, Lansy Feng, Henry O’Brien and Eleanor Boydell.