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Theatre Works has engaged with some wonderful arts professionals to deliver a summer school for budding technicians, there will be workshops in sound, lighting and sets. Each discipline will be allocated a 2-day block for delivery, modules will be based on the training package CUE 30415 – Certificate III in Live Production Services and will include:

• Use carpentry tools and equipment

• Assemble and maintain sets

• Develop basic audio skills and knowledge

• Explore the use of colour

• Install and test lighting equipment

• Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge

• Undertake live audio operations

• Carry out measurements and calculations

• Install and disassemble audio equipment

Application will open in early 2022.

Summer School mentors include:

Dawn has enjoyed and is very passionate about her career in the arts, she has been in the arts for over 40 years, working in sound design, stage management, production management and education and training. Dawn lectures in all technical aspects of music and theatre and has been involved with the early careers of many young people and the training of youth at risk. Dawn has recently completed her own training in Mental Health First Aid and is an advocate for Support Act and Entertainment Assist who are fighting very hard for the many people in our industry who are struggling due to the pandemic.



Bronwyn Pringle is a Melbourne/Naarm based Lighting Designer. She has worked around Australia with companies such as ArtPlay, NICA, Ilbijerri, MTC, Australian Theatre of the Deaf, Jolt Arts, Black Hole Theatre, Outback Theatre for Young People and more, working on projects ranging from large festivals to small developmental pieces in venues around the world.
She co-founded the company Making Space, to create opportunities for design driven, immersive works that engage in the tactile qualities of live experience, while prioritising a sustainable design. Her work also has a strong focus on art that engages with social justice. Bronwyn received the 2020 Green Room Award for technical achievement, and has previously received Green Room Awards for alias Grace (Malthouse Theatre) and Letters from Animals (Here Theatre/SRWT) plus numerous nominations, and two Melbourne Fringe Festival Design Collaboration awards. She holds a Masters in Design for Performance from the University of Melbourne.


Dave has been involved in amateur and professional theatre since the age of 15. Starting in the crew for a community musical in the suburbs of Melbourne, he was instantly hooked and has worked his way around many theatres in the area! Dave gained experience in most roles backstage (and some minor roles on stage!) and has made an effort to understand the needs and wants of every department of a production. With such a broad experience base and also being a qualified carpenter Dave has been well equipped to build for large scale events, immersive shows and highly detailed work, all the way to school musicals and plays. Dave has a strong creative drive, and a passion to inspire creativity in the next generation of theatre makers!


With a natural affinity for music and an uncompromising approach to production design John has enjoyed plenty of success delivering high fidelity audio for live theatre and concerts. His commitment to sound is enhanced through his affiliated business, Funktion One Australia, a design, distribution and installation company, dedicated to extremely high quality sound systems for performance venues.
John’s sound design projects have included: The Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema, countless Melbourne International Jazz Festivals, 7 Songs to Leave Behind for the Melbourne Festival, A Little Night Music, My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd for Opera Australia, The Australian Art Orchestra with soloists Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Paul Kelly and Deb Conway, Voices by Phillip Glass, Australian tours with Yvonne Kenny, Taikoz, and Gurrumul, productions with William Yang, Genevieve Lacey, Paul Grabowsky, Robyn Archer, Katie Noonan and Joe Lovano. John is also a passionate member of The Black Arm Band having produced the sound on all their live shows over the last 10 years, both locally and overseas.

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