Citizen Theatre Touring is a division of Citizen Theatre: an independent Melbourne theatre company that has been producing and creating new work and existing plays since 2013. 

Citizen Theatre Touring aims to entertain and engage with Australian audiences. We do this by combining music and theatre, transporting audiences to places of joy and love.

All performers and creatives involved with Citizen Theatre productions are practicing artists with relevant tertiary training and/or industry experience. Our standards are high and productions attract critical acclaim, whilst entertaining and connecting deeply with audiences.

Citizen Theatre values creativity, accountability and curiosity and aims to operate and work in a way that is grounded in these values.

Citizen Theatre's Artistic Director is Jayde Kirchert

Creatives

  Jayde Kirchert  Artistic Director  Jayde trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2011. Upon graduating she toured with GFO’s Australian production of ‘Annie’. She founded Citizen Theatre in 2013 and has since directed and produced a number of productions including Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, wrote the original production Nude and most recently directed and produced Alexithymia for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival (co-production with A_tistic). She has been assistant director on numerous occasions most recently on Company (dir. Roger Hodgman for VCA). She has also been involved with the development of new musicals such as Belinda Jenkin & Will Hannagan's The Gathering (dramaturge for Vic Theatre Company) and Jess New's Einstein: Master of the Universe (director/dramaturge for VCA). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Anthropology and her research interests including the body, religion, performance, materiality and music theatre. She also teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts.  www.citizentheatre.com.au Instagram @citizentheatreau Facebook @CitizenTheatreAU

Jayde Kirchert
Artistic Director

Jayde trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing a Bachelor of Music Theatre in 2011. Upon graduating she toured with GFO’s Australian production of ‘Annie’. She founded Citizen Theatre in 2013 and has since directed and produced a number of productions including Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, wrote the original production Nude and most recently directed and produced Alexithymia for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival (co-production with A_tistic). She has been assistant director on numerous occasions most recently on Company (dir. Roger Hodgman for VCA). She has also been involved with the development of new musicals such as Belinda Jenkin & Will Hannagan's The Gathering (dramaturge for Vic Theatre Company) and Jess New's Einstein: Master of the Universe (director/dramaturge for VCA). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Anthropology and her research interests including the body, religion, performance, materiality and music theatre. She also teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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  Stuart Brown   Visual & Graphic Designer  His work encompasses a range of hand drawn illustration, large scale hand-made collage, painting, digital and print techniques, graphic design and stage design. He graduated from Manchester School of Art with First Class Honours in 2010. Stu Brown worked closely with musicians, bands and labels between 2008-2014 designing album covers, promotional material, merchandise, limited edition posters for rock and roll bands and independent record labels in the North West of England. Between 2007-2010 Stu Brown was artist in residence at Stafford College specialising in drawing/mark making techniques, narrative illustration and composition. Stu Brown has exhibited works across the UK including London, Manchester Birmingham and Liverpool. Most recently Stu was the visual designer for Citizen Theatre and A_tistic’s production of Alexithymia for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival, which encompassed graphic design, set and costume design.  www.hellostubrown.com Instagram @hellostubrown

Stuart Brown 
Visual & Graphic Designer

His work encompasses a range of hand drawn illustration, large scale hand-made collage, painting, digital and print techniques, graphic design and stage design. He graduated from Manchester School of Art with First Class Honours in 2010. Stu Brown worked closely with musicians, bands and labels between 2008-2014 designing album covers, promotional material, merchandise, limited edition posters for rock and roll bands and independent record labels in the North West of England. Between 2007-2010 Stu Brown was artist in residence at Stafford College specialising in drawing/mark making techniques, narrative illustration and composition. Stu Brown has exhibited works across the UK including London, Manchester Birmingham and Liverpool. Most recently Stu was the visual designer for Citizen Theatre and A_tistic’s production of Alexithymia for the 2017 Poppy Seed Festival, which encompassed graphic design, set and costume design.

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  Imogen Cygler  Composer & Music Director  Imogen graduated from the VCA studying Interactive Composition (Contemporary Music) in 2017. Trained as a pianist, violinist and vocalist, she has achieved advanced AMEB levels on all three instruments and performed as a soloist and ensemble member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and Victorian Opera. In 2016, she was selected by the VCA to participate in a collaborative project at the Singapore Conservatorium of Music, and in 2014 she toured European cities and performed at the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux. As a singer songwriter, Imogen has assembled a “baroque pop” band comprising of 4 strings, drums and synth-bass – taking on piano and vocals herself. Over the past two years, she has continued to perform to audiences and scored more than ten student films and musicals. She has musically directed on numerous occasions, most recently for ‘Put The Blame on Mame’ at the 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Imogen Cygler
Composer & Music Director

Imogen graduated from the VCA studying Interactive Composition (Contemporary Music) in 2017. Trained as a pianist, violinist and vocalist, she has achieved advanced AMEB levels on all three instruments and performed as a soloist and ensemble member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and Victorian Opera. In 2016, she was selected by the VCA to participate in a collaborative project at the Singapore Conservatorium of Music, and in 2014 she toured European cities and performed at the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux. As a singer songwriter, Imogen has assembled a “baroque pop” band comprising of 4 strings, drums and synth-bass – taking on piano and vocals herself. Over the past two years, she has continued to perform to audiences and scored more than ten student films and musicals. She has musically directed on numerous occasions, most recently for ‘Put The Blame on Mame’ at the 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

 

We work with many fantastic performers and technical crew. Further information is listed with show info. You can also visit our main company website to see who our regular collaborators are.