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.
CiCi guitar Demon
Cissi 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, Cissi 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. In 2019 she directed “Happy-Go-Wrong” (2019 Melbourne Fringe Festival) was nominated for 2 Green Room Awards in the Independent Theatre Section: BEST PERFORMER & BEST WRITING. The show received the SA TOUR READY AWARD.
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.
Digital Visual Artist
Megan is an Artist and Manager of Audience Development at UWA’s Cultural Precinct and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. She is an occasional writer, educator and curator and a big art history nerd and recreational birder.
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.