Photo by  Justyn Koh

Photo by Justyn Koh

Lara is a creative producer and designer for performance living in Narrm / Melbourne.

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

2018
Mothermorphosis by Liz Skitch
Dir. Maude Davey, Debase Productions and La Mama
Victorian Trades Hall
Set and costume design

Hard Boiled Bush Noir by Shane Grant
Dir. Iris Galliard, Metanoia Theatre
St Martins Theatre
Set and costume design

South Sudan Voice
Dir. Pongjit Sapakhun, Free Theatre
Metro West and tour
Set design

Bukjeh: Stories of Home, and of Having to Leave It
Dir. Aseel Tayah
Immigration Museum and tour
Installation design and construction

2017
THEM by Samah Sabawi (creative development)
Dir. Bagryana Popov
La Trobe University
Set and costume design

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
The Mechanics Institute
Set and costume design

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

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

Between Heaven and Her by Dodo Gombár
Dir. Lech Mackiewicz, Auto Da Fe
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
Richmond West Primary School
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
Collingwood Town Hall
Costume design

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

2018
Bukjeh: Stories of Home, and of Having to Leave It
Installation and series of performances created in response to children's questions for refugees
Immigration Museum, Melbourne
Co-producer with Aseel Tayah

2017
THEM
Creative development towards theatre production of a new play by Samah Sabawi
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Producer

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
Co-producer with Polash Larsen and project facilitator

2015
Between Heaven and Her
Theatre production
La Mama Theatre, Melbourne
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 with Patrice Naiambana, as associate producer for Tribal Soul Arts

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

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

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

2004-6
Deja
Monthly community music event
The Clubhouse, Sydney
Co-producer with Max Schollar-Root

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

2018 (in progress)
Diploma in Youth Work
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia

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