Who we work with
Brink believes in the power of collaboration, shared ideas and storytelling.
Brink’s artist hub supports South Australian artists in the development of their craft and sees possibility and opportunity in what others may miss. Brink is an integral part of bridging the gap between artists, funding bodies, venues, and audiences and is a vital part of the arts ecology in South Australia.
Astrid is a multi-disciplinary performer/theatre maker who has worked with numerous companies and collaborators since 1996. She worked with Restless Dance Theatre and Patch Theatre Company, both over 10 years periods, including being part of the teams that made the Helpmann Award winning shows - Mr Magee and the Biting Flea and Me & My Shadow. She has a 20-year collaborative relationship with Ingrid Voorendt and Zoe Barry, with whom she created Time She Stopped, Cake, Lullaby and Pyjama Girl. They are currently creating a new work – Widow Weirdo. Astrid performed the solo work Easy Ryder by Fiona Sprott for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, directed by Daisy Brown. She has also worked with Vitalstatistix, Ladykillers, Windmill, State Theatre SA, Brink Productions, Brand X, The Border Project & Maude Davey. She sang for The New Pollutants re-score of Metropolis, which toured to major venues and film festivals including The Sydney Opera House and Fed Square. Astrid has won many awards including an Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Cake, which she wrote, toured and adapted for ABC’s airplay and an Arts SA Emerging Artist Award, which enabled her to study voice and physical theatre in France and Poland.
Writer & Performer
Hew Parham is a graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre. In 2007 Hew was the recipient of the Neil Curnow Award where he trained at The Hunter Gates Acad-emy of physical theatre in Edmonton Canada and in the Pochinko Clowning Method at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (MCCP) in Ontario, Canada. Hew has also trained with British Physical Comedy troupe Spymonkey in London, England and Italian clown Giovanni Fusetti.
Hew has developed several solo shows with his comedic characters such as: Gio-vanni which played at the New York Clown Theatre Festival, The Wonderland Festi-val in Brisbane and The Adelaide Fringe Festival; Odyssey Schmodyssey which played at the Sangeunay Arts Festival, Quebec Canada; Rudi’s The Rinse Cycle which played at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He also developed The Riddalin Brothers with Cal-lan Fleming and most recently his semi-autobiographical A Not So Trivial Pursuit (Adelaide Fringe).
Hew has travelled extensively with Melbourne based company Bunk Puppets to tour their show Sticks Stones Broken Bones to countries such as Norway, Germany and China. Other credits includes: The Weill File (Adelaide Cabaret Festival); The Swell Mob (Flabberghast Theatre/Adelaide Cabaret Festival); Me and My Shadow (Patch Theatre Company); Boo (Windmill Theatre Company); Superheroes (Stone/Castro); Blister by Sarah Peters (Holden Street Theatres); and If you can learn to fake authen-ticity you have it made by Rebecca Meston, (Feltspace).
He has also directed a number of shows including Egg (Erin Fowler, Adelaide Fringe) Chameleon (Frank Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rumpus); Moof’s Ad-ventures (Backporch Theatre, Adelaide Fringe); Dead Gorgeous (Madness of Two, Adelaide Fringe Festival) and Light Minded (AC Arts).
My debut theatre work was a show in my mums bedroom when I was 6. I kept going with that kind of work, graduating from Flinders Drama Centre in 2000, then worked in theatre and screen as well as developing an arts practice of making theatre shows from intimate conversations with other humans, from strangers to my dad, drawing from documentary practice to create my own docu-theatre style. The best moments of these conversations I collect together to make shows, which exalt the un-exalted in our daily lives, and hone in on our life-changing stories. My work is often direct address, and montages monologue storytelling, gestures and physical narratives that are collected from interviews, conversations, confessions and observations. I work with collaborators that include installation-theatre companies in Demark and Singapore, and various companies / festivals locally including The Rabble, Arts House, DreamBIG festival, Aphids, OSCA, No Strings Attached, STC SA, Brink Productions, No Strings Attached and Vitalstatistix. Emma has just finished her one-woman show commissioned for the Adelaide Festival, The Photo Box.
Phillip is a playwright and dramaturg based between Adelaide and Sydney. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Flinders University, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Playwriting) at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Phillip was awarded the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award; the 2011 State Theatre Company of South Australia Flinders University Young Playwrights Award; the 2011 Colin Thiele Creative Writing Scholarship; and the 2014 Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award. He has also been shortlisted for the 2014 and 2013 Philip Parsons Emerging Playwrights Fellowship. In 2013 he undertook an Australia Council JUMP mentorship with playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell, through which he first developed Deluge. Other works include Jesikah (STCSA) and Ecobots (Buzz Dance Theatre).
Rory has appeared in many of Brink’s productions and works regularly in Adelaide, interstate and abroad including: State Theatre Company of South Australia (The Importance of Being Earnest, Waiting for Godot, Drowning In My Ocean of You, Third World Blues, How I Learnt to Drive, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and The Department), Patch (The Lion in the Night), Windmill (Afternoon of the Elves - Adelaide, Sydney and Seattle U.S tour, The Sad Ballad of Penny Dreadful and Boo), The Border Project (Disappearance) Flying Penguin Productions (Translations – Adelaide and Melbourne – Malthouse tour, The Birthday Party) and Slingsby (The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy – European tour).