© 2019 by Romi Kupfer

EDUCATION

2013 -2015 Bachelor of Performing Arts, Monash University

2016 Bachelor of Performing Arts Honours, Monash University

2017-2018 Masters of Directing for Performance, VCA, The University of Melbourne 

RESIDENCIES/GRANTS 

2018 Artistic Associate, Theatre Works

2018 Australian Cultural Fund Boost 

2018 Critical Mass, Next Wave

2019 ASSITEJ Pakistan NEXT GEN program (unable to attend)

2019 CAMP (Come and Make Performance), Back to Back Theatre, Emerging Artist grant recipient

2019 TheatreCraft Youth Unlimited, The Victorian Drama League, Committee Advisor

2019 Creative State Summit, Creative Victoria, Emerging Artist bursary recipient

2019 Theatre Network Australia, Member of The Month

2019 Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre, Artistic Residency 

2020 Derech Eretz Indigenous Program, Stand Up  

DIRECTING 

2014 Femme, Monash University Container Festival director

2015 The Sleepover, Arena Theatre Company, Arts Centre Melbourne, intern

2016 Singing Swallows, Monash University director

2016 Relatively Speaking - Talking Cure, Phoenix Theatre director

2017 Singing Swallows, Schools Tour Melbourne director

2017 Dark Water, VCA Masters of Writing for Performance director

2018 Singing Swallows Schools Tour director

2018 DELILAH, The Butterfly Club director

2018 Polygraph, Theatre Works, assistant director

2018 Inside Outside, Coburg Primary School, assistant

2018 _CONTROL, VCA Masters of Directing for Performance director

2018 Get F*NKED, Melbourne Fringe Festival director/curator

2019 Loop, Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited, Yarragon VIC director

2019 Singing Swallows Access Development director/facilitator

2019 Flesh Disease Rehearsed Reading director

2019 Dreaming of Baobabs creative development director

WRITING 

2014 Femme, Monash University Container Festival 

2015 The Gift of the Bowerbird, Monash University, collaboratively written  

2015 GIZMO, Monash University, collaboratively written

2016 Singing Swallows, Monash University

2019 Loop, Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited, collaboratively written

PERFORMING

2016 Singing Swallows, Monash University

2017 Singing Swallows, Schools Tour Melbourne

2018 Dybbuks, Dir Samara Hersch, Theatre Works

2018 Symphonic Sites, Rawcus, Arts Centre Melbourne

2019 Simulcast, Chunky Move, Dance Massive

2019 Singing Swallows, Schools Tour Melbourne 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

2018 Polygraph, Rehearsal Sneak Peek

2018 Cinematography training, C2 Films

2018 - Present Cinematographer, C2 Films

WORKSHOPS (Facilitator)

2015-2016 Playhouse Theatre Company, Teaching Artist

2018-Present House of Muchness, Support Artist

2019 TYU, The Drama League, Teaching Artist

2019 The Drama School, Teaching Artist

2019 Drama Time, Teaching Artist

2019 Polyglot 5678, Teaching Artist

2019 Space of Wonder, Artistic Director / Teaching Artist

2019 Open Your Eyes, access workshop with Arts Access Victoria, Co-facilitator

WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES (Participant)

2018 Safe Theatre Workshop, Theatre Network Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne

2018 Blind + Low Vision Community Engagement Workshop, Descriptive Victoria, Malthouse Theatre

2018 Devising Theatre Workshop, Rawcus + Invenio Singers, Arts Centre Melbourne 

2019 Considering Practice, Autumn Retreat with Leisa Shelton, Riddles Creek VIC

2019 Creative State Summit, Creative Victoria, Melbourne Museum 

2019 Hi-Viz, Chamber Made

2019 Converge, National Symposium for Theatre and Young People, Theatre Network Australia 

PRODUCING

2014 Femme, Monash University Container Festival 

2015 Associate Producer, Bunch Creative Agency 

2016 Singing Swallows, Monash University

2017 Singing Swallows, Schools Tour Melbourne

2018 Get F*NKED, Melbourne Fringe Festival

2018 Singing Swallows Development 

2018 _CONTROL, VCA Masters of Directing for Performance 

2019 Singing Swallows Access Development, 

2019 Flesh Disease Rehearsed Reading, La Mama Theatre

2019 Dreaming of Baobabs

2019 - Present Assistant Client Manager, Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. 

2019 - Present Youth Program Producer, SCHC

VOLUNTEERING

2016 Shir Madness, Stage Manager, Melbourne 

2017 St Kilda Film Festival, Usher, Melbourne

2018 Next Wave Festival, Artist Assistant, Melbourne