The Dirty Others (TDO) create contemporary performance in Boorloo on Noongar Boodjar (WA). Together we are an emerging collective of femme and non-binary artists who blend our diverse ages, languages, backgrounds and identities (see bios). As The Dirty Others (see SM4), we ‘matronise’ culture through interdisciplinary performance that proffers contemporary iterations of motherhood(s) while playfully shoving social taboos in our audiences’ faces.
Writer, Director, Performer, Producer
Michelle Hall is a theatre maker/teaching artist. Since 2003, Michelle has worked in young people’s theatre as a director-dramaturg with Oxford Youth Theatre, Barking Gecko Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre Company and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Michelle’s Creative Learning experience includes roles as Youth Arts Team Leader at Pegasus Theatre (UK) and Education Manager with Sculpture by the Sea. Michelle has trained in devising, physical theatre, Clown, Butoh and Contemporary Dance with various companies including Teatro de Complicite (UK), Pan Theatre (Fra), The Laban Centre (UK), Giovanni Fusetti (Italy), Café Reason Butoh Dance Theatre (UK), Augusto Boal and Cardboard Citizens (UK). In 2020 Michelle’s show The Dirty Mother: a post-punk, post-natal descent storywas nominated for Best Theatre at Melbourne Fringe and Best Actor at the Performing Arts Awards WA. Michelle is the founder and facilitator of Mothers Who Make Perth, a peer support group for artist-caregivers. Michelle is currently in her second year of an MA Theatre at the VCA.
Digital Director, Co-producer
Digital Visual Artist (Summer Nights, Perth Fringe 2020)
Georgi is a freelance filmmaker, theatre-maker and multimedia artist based on Whajuk Nyoongar Boodjar (southwest WA). She was recently Producer and Digital Artist for the Winter Nights development of Beginning At The End (of Capitalism) (The Blue Room Theatre); Assistant Director and Performer for Body Rights (WA Youth Theatre Company, Perth Fringe 2020); Teaching Artist for The Loungeroom Project (WAYTCo); and Producer for The Lion Never Sleeps (The Blue Room’s Summer Nights, Perth Fringe 2020). She is a Mentee and Assistant to digital artist Sohan Ariel Hayes, an amateur pole dancer and a big fan of green teapots.
Sze Tsang is an experimental musician and composer who creates soundscapes from field recordings and data as samarobryn, and is also the guitarist for Perth alt-rock band Broken Gnomes. When not performing or composing, Szi is dog-parent to Nira, an adorable Staffy X rescue dog from the country.
Technical Design & Operation
Catherine is a stage and production manager based in Perth. She graduated in 2019 with her Bachelor or Performing Arts (production & Design) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Theatre credits as stage manager include Future’s Eve (Hey Precious: Fringe World), Hold Your Breath (Count to Ten) (Antifragile & The Blue Room Theatre), 600 Seconds (The Blue Room Theatre), and Paper Doll (New Ghosts Theatre Company; Fringe World). Stage Management credits at WAAPA include A Streetcar Named Desire, Company, and When The Rain Stops Falling. She has also worked as a Technical Designer for the Australian student exhibition at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial, and for The Dirty Mother.
Recently awarded Best Independent Production PAWA 2020 for ‘See You Next Tuesday’ and Best Design Blue Room Awards 2019 for ‘Two Canaries’. She is a lecturer at WAAPA.
Co-Director & physical theatre improvisation coach
Danielle Cresp is an Independent Melbourne-based Award-Winning Director, Action Theater Practitioner, Professional Improvisation Artist and casual academic at WAPPA and VCA. She is passionate about physically embodied theatre work which is provocative and invites people to ask questions about existing paradigms. Since 2015 every show Danielle has worked on has received critical acclaim in the form of award nominations, tour ready awards and standing ovations.
Digital Visual Artist
Megan Hyde is an artist, arts worker and educator passionate about collaborative art-making, community engagement and creative learning. Her practice is grounded in the belief that creative work can have a profound impact on individual and collective connection, confidence and flourishing. Currently based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, US, Megan has over twenty years’ experience working in art organizations across the US and Australia.
Marketing & Publicity
Asha is a performer, theatre maker, story teller, musician and teacher from Western Australia. She has written, produced and performed in programs at Perth’s Fringe World Festival and Perth International Arts Festival. Asha works as a Teaching Artist for Barking Gecko Theatre and is working on writing and producing her debut EP. In 2020, as well as co-producing The Dirty Mother, she co-founded the Second Generation Collective which is working with the Iranian – Australian community of Perth to curate and creatively express stories of displacement, migration, home and identity.
Marketing & Publicity
Claudia is currently a digital marketing student and research assistant in social history based in Perth. She has a strong background in art history and is deeply fascinated by storytelling. She loves finding new ways to connect her interest in art and marketing to shape how stories and memories are told.
Collaborator for Melbourne Fringe 2020
Noemie Cecilia Huttner-Koros is a queer Jewish performance-maker, writer, dramaturg and community organiser. She graduated from WAAPA’s Performance Making course in 2018 and is currently studying a Master of Theatre Dramaturgy at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her work has taken place in black-box theatres, and galleries and her poetry has been published in Australian Poetry Anthology 2020. Hailing from Ngunnuwal country, Noemie lives on Whadjuk Noongar country.
Stage manager & tech operator for Summer Nights Iteration 2020
Katie has worked in theatre and events around Australia. Past credits include Black Swan State Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, WA Ballet, The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Fringe Festival, ATP Cup, Perth Festival & Sydney Festival.
Collaborator, 600 Seconds 2019, The Blue Room Theatre
Susie is the Artistic Director of Tempest Theatre, a teaching artist at WAAPA, playwright, producer, director, and performer.