Photo by Justyn Koh

Photo by Justyn Koh

Lara is a Melbourne-based creative producer and designer for performance.

She is dedicated to creating spaces where people with different skills and perspectives can share ideas and produce work together. 

E: lara.week{at}gmail.com
M: 0498 664 821
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DESIGNER FOR PERFORMANCE

2017
Madame Nighshade's Poison Garden by Anna Thomson
Dir. Sarah Ward, La Mama Theatre
Design and scenic art

Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud, adapted by Shane Grant
Dir. Görkem Acaroglu, Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute
Set and costume design

2016
Caliban by the Edge Ensemble & Georgia Symons
Dir. Tariro Mavondo & Dave Kelman, Malthouse Theatre
Set and costume design

3 Sisters by Anton Chekhov
Dir. Greg Ulfan, Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute
Set and costume design

Tales of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi
Dir. Wahibe Moussa (remount) & Lech Mackiewicz (original)
La Mama Courthouse, Bakehouse Theatre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, and Theatre KuAsh, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun (Kuala Lumpur, January 2017) 
Set and costume design

Night Sings Its Songs by Jon Fosse
Dir. Rodrigo Calderón, La Mama Theatre
Set and costume design

2015
NaGL: Not a Good Look by Lech Mackiewicz
Dir. Greg Ulfan, Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute
Set and costume design

Between Heaven and Her by Dodo Gombár
Dir. Lech Mackiewicz, La Mama Theatre
Set and costume design

2014
Tales of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi
Dir. Lech Mackiewicz, La Mama Courthouse
Set and costume design

The Conference of the Birds based on a poem by Farid ud-Din Attar
Chor. Gilbert Douglas, The Centre for Cultural Partnerships, VCA
Part of the Many Cultures—Many Voices project led by Sue Clark
Costume design and scenic art

Cher Trésor by Francis Veber
Dir. Judith Turnbull, Melbourne French Theatre
Costume design

2013
The Love of Don Perlimplín and Belisa in the Garden by Federico Garcia Lorca
Dir. Kate Shearman, VCA School of Drama, One Act Plays Season 2013
Set and costume design

A Feat Incomplete by Erica Brennan and David Buckley
Dir. Felicity Nicol, Old 505 Theatre
Set design

Just Looking
Chor. Vivienne Rogis, VCA School of Dance, Dancescape Season 2013
Set and costume design (with D Gieysztor)

2012
The Trout That Swims and Sings by Nitza Shaul
Dir. Nitza Shaul, Tzlilei Kesem (The Magical Sounds), Israeli Opera & National Tour
Costume design

Sabre Dance at a Masked Ball by Nitza Shaul
Dir. Nitza Shaul, Tzlilei Kesem (The Magical Sounds), Israeli Opera & National Tour
Costume design

Little Mozart's Grand Show by Nitza Shaul
Dir. Nitza Shaul, Tzlilei Kesem (The Magical Sounds), Israeli Opera & National Tour
Costume design

CREATIVE PRODUCER

2017
Tales of a City by the Sea: Malaysia
Theatre production, international tour
Theatre KuAsh, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun
Australian Producer

2016
Tales of a City by the Sea: Australian Tour
Theatre production
La Mama Theatre; Bakehouse Theatre; Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Co-producer with Daniel Clarke and Samah Sabawi

2015
Our Journey to Glenroy
Families and children create photo narratives exploring their histories of migration
Exhibited at Glenroy Festival and the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival
In partnership with Collaborative Cultures and Itiki Sporting Club
Melbourne, Australia

2015
Between Heaven and Her
Theatre production
La Mama Theatre, Melbourne
Co-producer

2014
Patrice Naiambana in Melbourne: International Tour
Performances, workshops, and public forums
Footscray Community Arts Centre & Institute of Postcolonial Studies, Melbourne
Producer, as associate producer for Tribal Soul Arts

Everyman and the Pole Dancers
Theatre production
Metanoia Theatre at the Mechanics Institute, Melbourne
Production manager

2012
Zwarte Piet Speaks
Workshops and performance
University College Roosevelt, the Netherlands
Co-producer, as associate producer for Tribal Soul Arts

Tribal Soul Creativity Camp
Creative development program
Zalala Beach Lodge, Mozambique
Co-producer, as associate producer for Tribal Soul Arts

2011
The Gospel of Othello
Workshops and performances
Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo, Zimbabwe
Co-producer, as associate producer for Tribal Soul Arts

The Man Who Committed Thought
Theatre production
University College Roosevelt, the Netherlands
Co-producer

2004-6
Deja
Monthly community music event
The Clubhouse, Sydney
Co-producer

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

2014-2017
Senior Project Manager
CoDesign Studio, Melbourne

2011-Present
Associate Producer
Tribal Soul Arts, International

PUBLICATIONS

2016
Our Journey to Glenroy by the families of Itiki Sporting Club
Photo narratives exploring family histories of migration
Ed. and project facilitator

2014
Year of the rabbit
BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, 28 May

An eye into a secret world
BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, 7 February

2012
I Am Not A Tourist: Aims and implications of "traveling"
Tourist Studies, vol 12.2 (August), pp. 191-209

Current Trends in Pedagogical Stylistics
Ed. with Burke, Csabi, & Zerkowitz, London: Continuum Press

Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and the Canvas: Decoding desire in the art of Michelangelo
Ad Astra, vol 5 (February), pp. 57-78

2009
Veiled Images: Decoding Western media's depiction of Arab women
Ad Astra, vol 3 (August), pp. 9-18

AWARDS

2017
Nominee, Green Room Awards
Best Independent Production, Tales of a City by the Sea

2016
Winner, Drama Victoria
Best Performance by a Theatre Company, Tales of a City by the Sea

2015
Silver Winner, Melbourne Design Awards: Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design
Pop-Up Boroondara for CoDesign Studio

EDUCATION

2013
Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Design)
Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), Australia

2011
BA Hons in Arts & Humanities (Human Geography) summa cum laude
University College Roosevelt (Utrecht University), The Netherlands