Martyn Coutts is an Australian interdisciplinary arts practitioner. His work spans multiple media and forms, with a focus on interactivity, sustainability and social change. He has worked as a producer, video artist, performer, mentor, teacher, dramaturg, director and VJ.
Martyn is based in Melbourne, but creates work collaboratively or solo around the country and throughout the Asia Pacific. He is a member of arts collective Field Theory, the collaboration Deadpan with Willoh S. Weiland and editor of the Live Art resource blog lala.
Sam Routledge is a performer, puppeteer and creator of visual theatre. He initiated and co-created the object theatre production company Men of Steel, and is a long time colloaborator with My Darling Patricia. Recently he has begun to work as a director for Snuff Puppets, facilitating Peoples Puppetry Projects in Denmark and Taiwan.
Sam has performed with Danish Children’s Theatre company Gruppe and Tasmanian company Terrapin Puppet Theatre.
Ian Pidd is a freelance director of theatre and events. He is Performance Director of the very subversive Snuff Puppets, Programming Artistic Director of The Village and Artistic Director of Junction Festival.
Ian’s past credits include Artistic Director of the acclaimed Back to Back Theatre, guest Creative Director of the Moomba Festival and Chair of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. He has also been the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship.
Ian was until recently a member of the Performing Arts Committee of Asialink, and has undertaken a number of creative projects in the region including a series of projects based in Yogyakarta. He is currently completing a post-graduate research project at the Centre For Creative Arts at Melbourne University based on his Yogyakarta work.