This is Eden

By Emily Goddard


Emily Goddard – Writer/Performer/Co-devisor

Emily Goddard graduated from Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris in 2010, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Empire Theatres Bursary. Recent theatre credits include Noises Off, The Boy at The Edge of Everything & Elling (Melbourne Theatre Company), Angels in America & The Lonely Wolf (Dirty Pretty Theatre), Lamb, You Got Older & Glory Dazed (Red Stitch), Inner Voices (Red Line/Old Fitz), Mess (The Bush/UK National tour, Caroline Horton/China Plate), The Unspoken Word is Joe (Brisbane Festival/MKA), Moth (Arena), The Walls (Attic/Erratic), Peer Gynt (Four Larks) and Os Pequenos Nadas (Ultimo Comboio Teatro, Barcelona). Screen credits include Newton's LawTwentysomethingThis Week, Live, Cracks, Shyness is Nice and The Dating Ring.  Emily has been nominated for three Green Room Awards for Outstanding Female Actor, most recently for This is Eden.

Susie Dee – Director/Co-devisor

Susie has worked extensively in the theatre as a performer, devisor and director in Australia and overseas for the past thirty years. She has been the Artistic Director of three theatre companies: Melbourne Workers Theatre (MWT), Union House Theatre (UHT) and Institute Of Complex Entertainment (ICE). ICE’s projects went on to win various awards and received many accolades for their ground-breaking site-specific work. In 2011, Susie was the recipient of the Australia Council residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Susie has directed works for MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Hothouse Theatre and many Independent Theatre Companies. Susie works with many writers in developing/directing their work: Patricia Cornelius (Savages, SHIT and Big Heart), Melissa Reeves (Happy Ending, In Cahoots) Angus Cerini (Wretch, Resplendence, Saving Henry), Brain Lipson (A Large Attendance in the Antechamber, Bergasse19:Apartments of Sigmund Freud, Edmund The Beginning) and most recently Emily Goddard (This is Eden). Last year Susie performed in and directed Caravan, a 2017 Melbourne Festival/Malthouse production. She has been nominated for and won numerous awards, including most recently a Helpmann Best Director nomination for SHIT. Animal, which she co-directed and co-devised, garnered four 2016 Green Room Awards, including for Best Director. 

Mark Wilson -Dramaturg

Mark Wilson is a Melbourne based actor, director, writer, and dramaturg. He trained at the VCA (Performance Creation, Directing) and Monash (Performing Arts), has studied with Philippe Gaulier, and is an International Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Performance work ranges from plays to performance art, and includes the national tour of Gary Abrahams’ Therese Raquin. He has directed plays by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Louis Nowra, Dennis Kelly and others. He has assisted/been attached to Julian Meyrick, Richard Murphet, John Bell and Matt Lutton, and was a Dramaturgy Intern at MTC with Chris Mead. In 2016 he completed his trilogy of radical Shakespeare adaptations: Unsex Me (which toured fringe festivals for five years), Richard II (with Olivia Monticciolo, Melbourne Fringe/Brisbane Festival) and Anti-Hamlet (nominated for four Green Room awards including Production, Writing, Direction).


Romanie Harper – Set & Costume Designer

Romanie Harper is a theatre maker and Designer. Design credits include Little Emperors (Malthouse, 2017), We All Know What’s Happening (Arts House, 2017), This Is Eden (Fortyfivedownstairs, 2017), Conviction (ZLMD Shakespeare, 2016, Green Room award for Design), Bright World (Arthur Productions, 2016), META (Malthouse Helium, 2014), Madonna Arms (Next Wave 2014), M+M (Daniel Schlusser Ensemble, Melbourne Festival 2013, Greenroom Nomination for Design) and The Sovereign Wife (Sisters Grimm, NEON 2013, Green Room nominated for Design). In 2012-13 she worked in New York with The Wooster Group, and co-designed Radiohole’s Inflatable Frankenstein (The Kitchen, NYC, 2013). She has co-directed and designed The Collected Works of Victor Bergman (Fortyfivedownstairs, 2014) by The Family, and Calamity (NEON 2015) by ZLMD Shakespeare.

Ian Moorhead – Sound Designer/composer

Ian is a Melbourne based artist specialising in music composition and sound design for theatre, dance, film and radio.  He has performed around Australia and internationally, including New York, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Wellington, Calgary and Vancouver.  He has worked with numerous companies, including Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, New Working Group, Back to Back Theatre, Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Dee and Cornelius, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Barking Gecko, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Patch Theatre Company, Restless Dance Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australian Festival for Young People, Underbelly Arts Festival, FOLA, Big West Festival, Museum Victoria, the Australian Museum and ABC Radio.  He was nominated for a Green Room Award in 2015 (Sound and Composition – Theatre) for his design for Jurassica (Red Stitch Actors Theatre).  He co-directed the dance film Blowfish, which was highly commended at the Dendy Awards, Sydney Film Festival and nominated Best Dance Film at the Australian Dance Awards and the Reel Dance Awards.   He has also produced two original solo albums, Before Winter Sets In and Pendulum.


Gina Gascoigne – Lighting Designer

Has been a lighting designer/technician for many years. In that time, she worked for 10 years in U.K. and Spain , lighting contemporary dance groups, theatre and physical performance. For 8 years she was the lighting designer/technician for Circus Oz, as well as many performers  including  Archie Roach, Kate Hunter, Castlemaine Festival, Mona Foma, Snuff Puppets, Chamber Made Opera, Lou Bennett. Flying Fruit Fly Circus, NICA ,Melbourne Workers Theatre,, Women s Circus  as well as  directors Susie Dee, Deborah Leiser Moore and Maude Davey.
She is also a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner and is completing a Fine Arts degree at RMIT.



Olivia Bishop – Production Assistant

Olivia Bishop is a Melbourne based theatre maker and performer who has just graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. As part of the Monash Centre of Theatre and Performance, she performed in 'Welcome to Nowhere’, directed by Emma Valente in 2015 and was assistant director to Susie Dee on ‘Uprising’, by Patricia Cornelius and Melissa Reeves in 2016 (both performed at The Malthouse). Olivia has also worked and trained with artists Tim Miller, Daniel Lammin, Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Felix Nobis, Fleur Kilpatrick and Robert Reid.