Who we are.
We are Bonnie and Bella <3
Bonnie is an arts marketer, administrator and creative with a background in theatre, performance and photography. She is currently the Marketing Manager for Next Wave and has worked as Marketing and Development Coordinator at the Australian Theatre for Young People, Artistic Director of Mudfest Arts Festival 2015, Creative Arts Officer at the University of Melbourne Student Union, Education and Development Coordinator at The Australian Shakespeare Company and as a photographer for Junkee, Aevoe, Fashion Journal and the John Truscott Design Foundation.
As a theatre maker, Bonnie is passionate about accessibility and diversity on stage, and strives to have women and gender diversity at the center of her practice. Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies) from The University of Melbourne.
Bella is a Melbourne based artist who works across disciplines as a theatre director, dramaturg, performer, teacher and creative director. As a theatre maker she has a strong interest in the development of new, form pushing and politically engaged performance. She has worked with The Dig Collective, Teatro De Los Sentidos and Union House Theatre, as well as presenting works for the Melbourne Fringe, Crack Theatre, Immerse and Village Festivals. As an Artistic Director and Creative Director, she has worked with long-time collaborator Bonnie Leigh- Dodds to present Mudfest for the University of Melbourne Student Union, PEST Symposium for Union House Theatre and now Small and Loud for Arts Centre Melbourne.