Meet the Team

Michelle Nightingale
DIRECTOR

Stage, television and film actor, singer, singing/acting teacher and voice-over artist, Michelle is a multi-talented performer and creator of memorable moments.

 

Michelle’s theatre credits include Marry Me A Little (SOSA); La Boehme (SOSA); A Nightingale Sings…; Born to Run (2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival) and the role of Laura Jesson in Brief Encounter, which was part of the Australian tour for the UK's Kneehigh Theatre. In 2018 she appeared in the adaptation of the Tim Winton book That Eye the Sky (STC). In 2020, she appeared as Lady Susan Wilkins, in The Loneliest Woman – The Hubert Wilkins Story.

 

Michelle’s television and film credits include the ABC’s music education program Here’s the Beat; The Music Shop; Living English; McLeod’s Daughters and as the weather presenter on ABC news. Michelle has also had roles in such films as Three Summers; The Babadook; Closed for Winter; Ten Empty, Storm Boy starring Geoffrey Rush and Escape from Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe. Michelle voices the character of Claire on the SBS and Audible series of Danger 5.

 

A teacher for over 20 years, Michelle’s experience ranges from directing her own music program for preschoolers, to vocal coaching, acting workshops and audition preparation, currently teaching from her own private studio and Stirling East Primary School. She strongly believes in sharing the joy of the performing arts, and has been engaged as the Musical Director for the Seymour College Junior School Productions in 2020-21 as well as the Musical Director/Administrator for Birds of a Feather community choir, in the Adelaide Hills.

Alicia Zorkovic
DIRECTOR

Alicia was inspired by her first drama teacher, the late Joan Leslie, at a very young age to become an actor. She trained with Joan as a youth, then at WAAPA in Perth as a young adult, and has received her Associate Diploma in Teaching through Trinity College London (ATCL).

 

Her experience as a performer is vast and includes many local theatre productions, television commercials, independent films and a role in The Babadook in 2012 with both her daughters. She was nominated for Best Actress at the 2015 ATG Curtain Call Awards for her role in the thrilling Bracken Moor with Independent Theatre. Most recently she appeared as Kyra in Skylight by David Hare with Verendus Theatrical.

 

Alicia commenced teaching speech and drama in 2007; and has trained many students across Adelaide since - at Seymour College, Glen Osmond Primary School, Annesley College, Prince Alfred College and Walford Girls School, as well as many private students from her home studio. She has also co-directed a Fringe show, devised a successful Holiday Theatre Workshop, and run many performance workshops at schools and community groups.

 

She thoroughly enjoys directing the Junior School Musical at Seymour College - bringing to the stage The Little Mermaid Jr (2018), Madagascar Jr (2019), Annie Jr (2020) and Moana Jr (2021).

India Carnell

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Zac Eichner

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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Heather Jones

STAGE MANAGER

India graduated Flinders University with an Honours degree in Creative Arts (Drama) in 2018. Since then she has worked on numerous projects inclusive of creative workshops, play readings, short films and extra’s roles.

 

India has studied Pochinko Clowning with Hew Parham, stage fighting with Ruth Fallon and Duncan Maxwell, devising with Roz Hervey and Alirio Zavarce, and stand-up comedy and interactive theatre development with Caleb Lewis.

 

India is enthusiastic about many aspects and elements of Drama such as the work of Shakespeare, devised pieces and youth theatre. She is currently studying her Masters

in Teaching (Secondary).

Kate Prescott
SET DESIGN

A Live Production Design graduate from Adelaide College of the Arts, Kate’s early experience in amateur theatre prompted her to study theatre design formally as a mature age student. She enjoys the challenge of designing for smaller and alternate spaces, as well as for more traditional stages.

 

As a freelance designer Kate has created production designs for AC Arts; Adelaide Theatre Academy; Holden Street Theatres; Palmerston Projects Pty Ltd; The Rep; KoBugs, and Red Phoenix.

 

She is delighted to be supporting young people in theatre through designing for Wings2Fly.

Zac completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with a Theatre Major at The University of Tasmania (2016), and while that degree may not exist anymore, his love of theatre certainly does.

 

Since graduating Zac has continued to perform, direct and compose for many theatre productions across Australia. While surrounding himself with theatre, Zac is predominately a musician.

 

In recent years, Zac has travelled around Australia on multiple national tours, released

2 EPs and a Live Album - performing headline shows and playing alongside the likes of PNAU, George Alice, Timberwolf & Hollie Col.

Matt Ralph

TECH/POSTER DESIGN

Matt Ralph is a Graphic Design graduate who ventured into Lighting Design as a result of his Digital Media tenure at a local student theatre company, Running with Scissors. Matt has worked extensively with high schools across Adelaide designing shows such as Wicked, Legally Blonde and Mary Poppins.

 

Professional credits include the Australian Premieres of Gone Viral by Sally Hardy and A Hymn to the Hateful by Finegan Kruckemeyer as part of the 2017 and 2019 DreamBig Children's Festivals respectively.

 

Matt also Production and Stage Managed Rabbits, presented by Steel and Brown in association with STC and Adelaide Festival Centre.

Heather has been involved in theatre for more than 20 years and has lost count of plays and musicals she has done over that time.


Her passion is backstage, NOT on stage, and enjoys the creative side, so other than Stage Managing she is known in Adelaide for working on props for plays and musicals, both sourcing and making them and loves seeing them on stage.


Heather says Wings2Fly provides exactly what theatre should be for the youth of SA. The intense workshops and rehearsal periods are excellent training and results in wonderful entertainment.


She loves watching the students grow and develop throughout the week, which in turn creates theatre magic onstage!

Emma Campbell

COSTUME DESIGN

Emma has graduated TAFE SA with an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, and is currently in the final year of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) through Flinders University.

 

A passion for sewing and all things vintage has led Emma to change her career from Occupational Therapy to peruse her dream in costume design. Being able to work with people from all walks of life still inspires her daily.

Working in theatre is a joy for Emma. For Blackwood Players she has costume designed for productions Nunsense and The Invisible Invalid, and for AC Arts Performing Arts Dance has collaborated on the 2020 production Creat/ure.

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Greg Adams

PHOTOGRAPHER

With over 35 years experience in professional photography, Greg has photographed thousands of people and events.

 

He has worked extensively in the media for leading local, interstate and international newspapers and magazines photographing a broad range of events and people in the news.

His ability to put his subject at ease and making them comfortable during the photographic shoot, delivers great results.

For the last 10 years he has diversified and specialised in photographing portfolios for actors and models.

His work can be viewed at imagestix.com.au