CHARLES PARKINSON
Artistic Director

Charles has been the Artistic Director of the Tasmanian Theatre Company since late 2007. He was, for ten years, the Artistic Manager of HotHouse Theatre, Australia’s most successful regional theatre. He trained at Flinders University Drama Centre and has worked in Australia and the USA as a director, lighting designer, actor and arts administrator.

Charles has directed shows for the Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and was Artistic Director of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus for five years. He was Artistic Director of Breadline Theatre and CIRKIDZ and General Manager of Mainstreet Theatre and has also worked for Sydney Theatre Company, Nimrod, The Theatre of the Deaf and Zootango Theatre. In 2007, Charles was the Interim General Manager of Ten Days on the Island. For TTC, Charles has directed The Berryman (2014),  Partly It’s About Love … Partly It’s About Massacre (2010) The Messiah (2009) and co directed The Trade (2012) and SICK (2015). He directed the Twentieth Anniversary Show for the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and co-directed a HotHouse Theatre and Flying Fruit Fly Circus co-production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Kim Walker. 

Charles was one of only two participants from Tasmania invited to contribute to the Towards a Creative Australia discussion at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit. Charles was a member of the National Advisory Group for the Australian Script Centre, the Tasmanian Advocate for Playwriting Australia and was a member of the Regional Advisory Panel for La Trobe University. Charles was a member of the panel advising the Minister on Victoria Commissions projects and is currently a peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts. He was the inaugural Chair of the Victorian Regional Arts Fund, a director of the Border Trust Community Foundation and an executive member of the Regional Arts Board of Albury Wodonga.


CHRISTINE BOWLING
Administrator

Christine Joined TTC as administrator in July 2011. Christine came to Tasmanian Theatre Company with a broad range of admin skills built up over far too many years of working in the Tasmanian arts industry. Previously she worked for the Festival of Voices over 3 festivals and prior to that was with Ten Days on the Island as Operations Coordinator for festivals 2011 and 2009 and as a stage manager for the very first festival in 2001.

Christine worked for several years as the office manager for Production Works, and before that for the Terrapin Puppet Theatre Company as administrator. Christine also spent many years managing the craft gallery Aspect Design which was established by her husband Jon in 1978. In the dim and distant past of the 1980s Christine was the office manager of the Salamanca Arts Centre.


MAX FORD
Technical Manager

Max has worked on almost every TTC production for the last 7 years, including Poxed, I am My Own Wife, The Boy With The Longest Shadow, The Journey Girl, The Trade, The Tree Widows, Born From Animals, SICK and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and assisted many, many independent artists and organisations from Hobart and beyond.

Creating work in theatres, halls, warehouses and quarries around Tasmania, Max has a collection of keys, hats and lanyards - as well as being the TTC’s Technical Manager, his credits have included lighting designer, site manager, touring technician, production manager and technical consultant for 10 Days On The Island, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Second Echo Ensemble, Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Dark Mofo, The Unconformity and Festival Of Voices. Max holds a bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Live production from SPACE.


KATH CHAPMAN
Graphic Design & Marketing Manager

Kath has been working in theatre in various capacities for the last 20 years, including theatre administration, production management and stage management, both locally and interstate. She has worked for companies including Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Pierrot Productions, the G&S Society, Hobart REP, Musical Theatre Crew and GSODA (Geelong, Vic). She has also venue managed gigs at the Darwin Festival and the Festival of Voices.

Amongst other careers including teaching and event managing, Kath has been a freelance graphic designer for the last 4 years. She more recently set up her own theatre company, Hamley Productions, with partner, Chris, and as well as being the Company Manager, she also manages the graphic design, marketing and production management.