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Patrick Nolan
Artistic Director

Patrick has been working as a director for over twenty years. In that time he has created numerous new Australian works, that have been performed in festivals, opera houses, theatres, showgrounds, city streets and car parks.  He’s had the privilege to work with highly skilled performers, horses, opera singers from across the globe, pipers, Lord Mayors, and a hundred school children dressed as the animals on Noah’s ark. As a theatre maker he is driven by a process in which a performer explores the extreme of their capacity to find a way of expressing an idea, a feeling, a sound, that takes the audience to a place of enquiry and perhaps, understanding.

In this time some of the productions he has directed include: for Legs – Symphony, The Voyage, My Bicycle Loves You , The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, for other companies - A Flowering Tree by John Adams, Electric Lenin by Barry Conygham, Love in the Age of Therapy by Paul Grabowsky, Pelleas et Melisande by Debussy, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, La Boheme by Puccini, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, an adaptation of Tales from the Arabian Nights, bash by Neil Labute, Malade Imaginaire by Moliere, Twelfth Night and Macbeth by Shakespeare. Companies he has directed for include: Opera Australia, New Zealand Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Music Festival, Sydney Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival.

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Kath Melbourne
General Manager

Kath’s life long passion for the arts has its roots amongst the blue haired students of Newtown High School of Performing Arts and the circus performers of the nineties, throwing flaming whips and breathing fire.

Post life as a performer and choreographer she has been kept busy as a Producer, Production Manager, Company Manager and Festival Creative Producer; including roles with Performing Lines, Platform Youth Theatre, Melbourne Fringe, Arts OutWest and local governments in both Melbourne and Sydney.

She has produced and developed works in a diverse range of contexts; the Coogee Baths, Dullwich Hill Skatepark, Aboriginal communities and school ovals, as well as the more weatherproof arenas of theatres and galleries.

Recently Kath spent three years with the Australia Council directing and reimagining a series of multi art form programs, inspiring creative entrepreneurialism and innovation among artists in the early stages of their careers. As Program Director of ArtStart she was privileged to have assisted the careers of hundreds of artists, some of whom have ended up working with Legs!

She is proud to have been entrusted to lead projects, companies & processes throughout her career that have broken new ground, exceeded expectations & defied gravity.

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Skadi Nova
Administration & Venue Coordinator

Skadi began working in arts administration when she joined the talented crew at Mekanarky Studios in 2001. She spent seven years with Mekanarky, doing everything: general administration duties to building studios, hiring spaces out for a variety of arts practice, location shoots for ads and films and running exhibitions that verged on being mini festivals, engaging the audience to experience art in a new way.

Since then, Skadi has set up Salmagundi Studios with her partner, Dillon MacEwan, where she co-directs the space in order to provide affordable studio space for artists of all shapes and sizes. Her passion for facilitating access and connecting people to the right resources – whether it is a book, a space, a person or a performance – has led Skadi to pursuing a degree in Librarianship and she is currently perfecting the art of the “SH!”.