ABOUT ME – HEIDI MANCHE’

The Children’s Drama Studio is a space of collaboration, exploration and community. My favourite things. Theatre allows me to work with wonderful creatives, build profound relationships and express the joy of being human in all its magnificent and challenging forms.

I have over 25 years experience in acting and directing, a BA (hons) in theatre, a Masters in Arts Management, trained in Commedia dell’arte and Theatre of the Oppressed in Italy as well as a certificate in Health and Fitness and First Aid. I have performed and directed both locally and internationally, in particular U.K. and Italy. Three children and many pets keep me busy and I deeply passionate about connecting kids to theatre. I have had the joy of seeing the growth and transformation of so many young people who thrive in drama workshops.

Heidi

ABOUT RHUMER – DRAMATURG AND EDUCATOR

Rhumer Diball is a dramaturg, theatre reviewer and drama teacher based in Brisbane. Throughout her career she has worked as a Dramaturg for Brisbane and Melbourne based playwrights, theatre companies and festivals, as well as facilitating theatre workshops and working on audition and festival panels for various Brisbane theatre companies and organisations. Rhumer graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with an Extended Major in Drama and from QUT with a Masters in Education. She also reviews performing arts productions on her reviewer site https://downstagediscernments.wordpress.com and works in Drama Education throughout Queensland. Rhumer works with Room to Play in developing the program for kids and teens.

Rhumer