noun: a West African historian, storyteller,
praise singer, poet, or musician.
Written, Performed & Directed by Oliver Twist
Refusing to be defined by a turbulent past, comedian and performer Oliver Twist reflects on his time as a refugee while carefully unpacking his present-day experiences. Delicately-told and impossible to forget, his one-person show proves that exceptional storytelling and belly-aching laughter are powerful antidotes to trauma.
Moving from Rwanda to Brisbane in 2014, Oliver Twist is one of Australia’s most exciting young comedians. A RAW national finalist, he has opened for Wil Anderson and Becky Lucas and performed alongside the likes of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. A sharp-witted storyteller, Oliver Twist is fast becoming known as an electrifying on-of-a-kind young talent. Originally part of Griffin’s 2020 Season, Jali is a vibrant journey that patiently demonstrates there is light at the end of the tunnel.
JALI has just been nominated for Best Independent Production at the Sydney Theatre Awards, with Oliver nominated for Best Newcomer.
Morgan Moroney (he/him) is multidisciplinary designer for stage and screen, originally from the land of the Kaurna people and currently working on Bidjigal and Gadigal land. He has a particular passion for experimentation with integrated-media live performance. A graduate of NIDA, Morgan combines his passions for storytelling and technology to collaborate on distinctive and innovative works. In 2021, Morgan’s design for Ghosts dir. Priscilla Jackman received the Australian Production Design Guild’s Emerging Designer for Live Performance Award.
In 2022, Morgan’s collaborations include The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia) as Lighting Designer; Cleansed (state of unrest) as co-Lighting Designer; A Letter for Molly and Still Unqualified (Ensemble) as Video Designer; Dreams of a Frozen Continent (Brand X) as Lighting/Video Designer. Recent project highlights include the Australian premiere production of Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment) as Assistant Video Designer, Significant Other (New Theatre) and The Construct (Circus Monoxide) as Lighting Designer.
His Associate Lighting Design credits include the world premiere of This Bitter Earth (New Theatre), The Tempest and Othello (Sport for Jove). His Video Associate & Realiser credits include Ernani (Opera Australia & Teatro Alla Scala) and Claudel (Tinderbox Productions). Additional credits include Everybody (Cross Pollinate) as Lighting Designer, and audio-visual installation noise at Articulate Project Space as co-Designer & Producer.
Composer & Sound Designer
Daniel has a long history as one of Australia’s most Aria-nominated producers and engineers, working with the country’s biggest artists including; Tim Minchin, Barry Gibb, Megan Washington, William Barton, Powderfinger, INXS, Kylie Minogue, Silverchair and Midnight Oil. In classical music, he worked closely for over ten years with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, recording many live and award-winning studio performances culminating in Richard Tognetti’s ARIA award-winning solo Bach album.His background in screen composition has stretched over 30 years from the AFI-winning documentary Chainsaw to the more recent APRA nominated score for Foxtel’s Fighting Season.He has written arrangements and orchestrations for many Australian artists and performed conducting duties on all of these recordings. All Australian symphony orchestras have played his arrangements at some point.Daniel is also a film soundtrack recorder, mixer, and sound designer. In his Dolby Atmos recording studio in Sydney, his credits include the feature film Babyteeth and the award-winning Opera film – Eternity Man. His sound installations are another passion and “Trio For Car Stereos” was a favourite at the Dandenong Festival in Victoria.
Khym Scott is a freelance stage manager based in Sydney.
Khym’s recent credits include: The Cherry Orchard, Fangirls - 2021 tour, Barbara and the Camp Dogs, This Heaven, The Dance of Death, Miss Julie (Belvoir); Prima Facie, Superheroes, Family Values, First Love is the Revolution, City of Gold, Good Cook. Friendly. Clean., Kill Climate Deniers, Festival of New Writing, Girl in Tan Boots, The Serpent’s Table, The Witches (Griffin Theatre Company); The Misanthrope (Bell Shakespeare/Griffin Theatre Company); developments of Double Delicious and Stories Then and Now (Contemporary Asian Australian Performance); Lady Rizo: Red, White and Indigo (Sydney Festival); and for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. From 2013 to 2017, Khym was Assistant Stage Manager of The Australian Ballet, and toured with the company regionally, nationally, and internationally. Khym is a graduate of NIDA and The University of Sydney.
Leila Maraun is a freelance Tour/Production/Stage Manager. She began work in the arts industry in the mid 1990’s looking after front-of-house and box office for theatre venues. By the late 90s after studying audio engineering, she had moved into mixing live events and eventually expanded into technical production. This has resulted in touring for over 15 years throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, USA and Europe. Past and current roles include production, tour and stage management, lighting and sound operation, backline services and artist rep with companies including Live Nation Australasia, A-List Entertainment, Topology, The Kransky Sisters, Christine Johnston, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Ballet, Strut & Fret, La Boite Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane Festival, World Science Festival (Brisbane), Queensland Writers Festival, Queensland Music Festival, ArTour (formerly Qld Arts Council) and Byron Bay Bluesfest.