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Meet the Undercover Artist Team

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
Madeleine Little

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Madeleine Little is a performer, theatre maker, writer and access consultant for the performing arts based in Brisbane. Among other credits, she has been a member of the indelabilityarts Ensemble since 2015, co-devising Love Me; (2017) and co-devising and performing in Look Mum… No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years] (2016-2018). Madeleine performed in Restless Dance Theatre’s Helpmann-nominated work Intimate Space on the Gold Coast (2018) at bleach* Festival in association with Festival 2018. Madeleine most recently wrote, directed, produced, and performed in Hold, presented at the Roundhouse Theatre in April 2019. In 2020, Madeleine is collaborating with writer Alistair Baldwin on a new play, Table Twelve, through Metro Arts’ Creative Development program.

In 2019, Madeleine worked as a Research Associate for The Last Avant Garde – Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia: Beyond the Social Model research project (UniMelb, UniSyd, AAV, ARC lastavantgarde.com.au). Madeleine is also an experienced arts administrator, previously working as Ticketing and Administration Officer at La Boite Theatre Company and as Access Consultant for the Festival of Australian Student Theatre (2018).

Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from QUT and has recently completed a Master of Arts (Creative Arts) at USQ. Her original play, Hold, was presented as part of her research testing the implementation of accessible theatre practice conventions in a new work. This research has been published in part in Australasian Drama Studies Journal (Issue 76) – Hold On: Australian Innovations in Access Aesthetics co-authored with Sarah Austin and Eddie Paterson.

Madeleine has been awarded the inaugural Stella Young Award from Arts Access Victoria (2018), an Access Arts Achievement Award Special Mention (2019), and the inaugural National Leadership Award from Arts Access Australia (2019).

Photo credit: Nick Morrissey

FESTIVAL PRODUCER (Acting)
Paul Adams

Paul Adams is a producer, director, writer and award winning actor based in Queensland Australia, creating original work and producing for others under the brand Small Crown Productions in both traditional and non-traditional spaces.

Paul devised, directed and produced Australia’s first live theatre shows performed on Twitter. Tweet Summers (based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and The Three Tweetle Pigs (based on The Three Little Pigs) were improvised comedies creating new backstories to support the story we usually see on the page. The Three Tweetle Pigs was developed in partnership with Queensland Rail.

He devised, co-wrote and directed 1066 The Tapestry Brought to Life interpreting the story of the Battle of Hastings as told on the Bayeux Tapestry. Small Crown Productions partnered with the Queensland Museum to present this show in the Collectors Café at the Queensland Museum. Other Writing credits include Undiscovered, Adventures of Peter Rabbit, The Great Garden Escape, A lesson Learned of Love, Persephone, How Kriemhild and Sigrfeid Met and Fell in Love, The Old Man and His Young Wife, The Seven Deadly Sins, The Siege of Troy.

Paul is the Producer for The Matilda Awards having staged the event in the Brisbane Powerhouse and Gardens Point Theatre; he has produced the 4MBS Shakespeare in the Park Festival across Brisbane City Council Parks in Sandgate, Roma Street Parkland and the Gasworks; Multiple shows for The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble in Roma Street Parkland and the Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio; Annual showcase performances for ACPA (the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts) that were presented in Cremorne Theatre QPAC and the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts.

Paul’s producing credits include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing for 4MBS Classic FM; The Matilda’s (2013- Current) for the Matilda Awards; Spirit of the Lore, Blackrock, Black Electric, Black Dust for Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts; Adventures of Peter Rabbit, The Great Garden Escape, Tweet Summers, The Three Tweetle Pigs, Undiscovered, Lesson learned of Love, 1066 The Bayeux Brought To Life for Small Crown Productions; Half Hour Hamlet, Instant Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It for Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble; Pluggers for Scripture Union Queensland; The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A lesson Learned of Love, Persephone, How Kriemhild and Sigfried Met and Fell in Love, The Old Wives Tale, The Old Man and His Young Wife for Cross Borders Theatre.

As an actor Paul ‘s stage credits include Cluedo (2020, 2021 & 2022), The Midsummer Carnival, Murder at the Tivoli, Mini D’s, Christmas Quarter for Brisbane Immersive Ensemble; Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of The Shrew, The Merry Wives of Windsor for 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival; Food of Love, Instant Romeo and Juliet, Half Hour Hamlet for Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble; The Three Tweetle Pigs, The Great Garden Escape for Small Crown Productions; A Midsummer Nights Dream for Harvest Rain; The Comedy of Errors, Everyman, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A lesson Learned of Love, Persephone, How Kriemhild and Sigfried Met and Fell in Love, The Old Wives Tale, The Old Man and His Young Wife for Cross Borders Theatre.

On film and television Paul has appeared in The Portable Door for Jim Henson Company, We Were Tomorrow for Madlane Productions, Girt for Lurking Curlew, Pirates of the Caribbean V for Disney, Australiens for Artspeare Entertainment (Winner Best Actor & Best Ensemble at 30Dies Film Festival) and Reef and Beef for Paint Dry Productions as well as close to 30 television commercials.

FESTIVAL PRODUCER
Hana Tow

Professional headshot of Hana. She has dark shoulder length hair and is wearing a green top. She is outdoors and smiling. Hana is a Producer, Writer, Director of film and theatre with a diverse background in the arts and in business. Co-founder of the Canberra-based theatre and film company Nineteenth Hole Productions, as an ensemble they were nominated for three Canberra Area Theatre Awards and co-produced the feature-film Perfect (Top Four Finalist Digi SPAA – Screen Producers Association Australia 2006; nominated Best Foreign Film and Best Actor at the New York B Movie Festival in 2007).

She has since produced numerous short films, each receiving screening credits. Most significantly: What’ll I be When I grow up (2006/7 Raw Nerve Film Initiative – Metro Screen NSW joint initiation with Screen Australia and Screen Development Australia), and The Big Appeal which she also wrote and directed (2012 artsACT grant recipient, 2017 Best Actor & Best Editing Canberra Short Film Festival, Official Selection Melbourne Women in Film Festival 2018, and Winner Best Film Illawarra Film Festival 2019, Final Round Tokyo Lift-Off 2020).

Hana has also been Business Director for the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE), co-producer of a rehearsed reading of A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt for National Law Week featuring several leading members of the legal community and judiciary, sponsored by the Queensland Law Society and Queensland Bar Association, and Business Manager/producer for the Melbourne based The Actor’s Theatre Collective.

Hana is passionate about the arts, Australian stories and supporting artists to produce and find a platform for their work.

Undercover Artist Steering Group

The Undercover Artist Festival team would like to thank the Undercover Artist Steering Group for their support in developing the 2021 Festival:

  • Morwenna Collett
  • Julie Lyons
  • Peter Vance
  • Irene Clelland
  • Bree Hadley, (chair)