We are thrilled to announce Sinsa Jo Mansell as Senior Producer of Performing Lines TAS, leading the company’s activities and programs in lutruwita/Tasmania. Sinsa is a Trawoolaway pakana woman from larapuna (the Northern region of lutruwita/Tasmania). She is a producer, artist, dancer and community leader of many years, with deep roots in the Tasmanian arts community.
Sinsa takes on the role of Senior Producer TAS after first joining the company as Associate Producer in February 2022. Her tenure as Associate Producer began with a tour management position on the statewide tour of Second Echo Ensemble’s Outside Boy. She was later instrumental in the delivery of Nathan Maynard (palawa) & Jamie McCaskill’s (Māori) major commission Hide The Dog, premiering at Sydney Festival 2023, before touring to Perth Festival, Ten Days On The Island, RISING, and soon Brisbane Festival.
With a deeply ingrained focus on ethical practice and cultural safety, Sinsa brings a strong foundation of producing expertise, creative literacy and a commitment to artist-led practice, as well as deep relationships across the island. She has strong national and international networks that will create opportunities for Tasmanian independent artists and extend their practice. Through her track-record of First Nations advocacy, and Trawoolaway pakana knowledge Performing Lines Tas will also continue its important role in the development of local First Nations artists.
“Sinsa has already demonstrated her incredible talent as a Producer and her commitment to a vibrant and rich performing arts ecology. She has the highest aspirations for Tasmanian artists, and the vision, imagination, and practical acumen to realise them. I’m excited to work with Sinsa in this new capacity.” says Performing Lines Executive Producer Marion Potts.