CEO & Executive Producer
Over a career spanning nearly 20 years she has produced, presented and commissioned award winning Australian works with companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Performing Lines, Bell Shakespeare, Opera Australia, Zeal Theatre and Barking Gecko Theatre. From text based theatre to contemporary dance, to opera and puppetry many of these productions have gone on to tour widely reaching audiences across geographical and cultural boarders.
In addition to producing theatre Helen has been incredibly successful in developing and scaling some of Australia’s most successful creative learning programs. In 2009 she co-founded the ground-breaking School Drama™ program which fundamentally shifted perceptions of how quality engagement in with the arts amplifies children’s learning in a school environment. Helen is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and sits on a number of peer assessment panels for projects submitted for funding.
Over the past 5 years under her leadership, Barking Gecko Theatre has doubled its turnover, renewed sponsorship and funding support, undertaken national and international touring and built state-wide access and engagement programs connecting children with artists to nurture their creative capacity.