Emma Corrick is Associate Producer at Performing Lines. She previously managed the touring program at Arts on Tour, and before stepping into the not-for-profit sector was part of the marketing team at a major film distributor where she made red carpet premieres and publicity talent tours run like clockwork. Yep, there’s a reason she’s so unflappable.
Now on her way towards a Masters in Arts Management, Emma’s a proud Sand-Groper who originally studied classical music and trained as a music teacher in Perth. She also ran the youth program at a folk festival, and loves that warm fuzzy feeling you get when people create something together. Her ancestry includes a travelling troupe of musicians and entertainers (The Marvellous Corricks – seriously, Google them), so you could say performing arts touring is in her blood.
Thom Smyth is national Marketing Manager at Performing Lines. He previously worked as Director of Perth-based arts marketing company Little Shout (an entrepreneurial arm of Performing Lines WA), was Marketing Manager for Proximity Festival – Australia’s only one-on-one performance platform – and Marketing and Communications Manager for The Blue Room Theatre and Barefaced Stories. He has worked as a publicist for numerous productions and events including for PICA, Chunky Move, Fringe World and more.
He has a Bachelor of Communications (journalism/politics) from Edith Cowan University, completing his studies with a secondment at The Jakarta Post in Indonesia. He ditched aspirations of Canberra press gallery glory to work with ambitious and inspiring artists. He hasn’t regretted that choice.
Sarah has a Masters of Arts Management and experience in delivering a varied range arts events and outcomes, with roles at Melbourne Festival, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, and has managed and booked Melbourne bands both locally and nationally. She writes and has written for and edited a number of online music and film review sites. Sarah has been with Performing Lines for 2.5 years.
Zainab Syed loves Excel sheets and budgets despite having a degree in Political Science from the US and a previous life as an internationally touring poet and performer. Naturally, when she stumbled upon Performing Lines WA, it was a match made in heaven. She hasn’t looked back.
Despite having called many countries home, her heart belongs to her motherland; Pakistan. Having said that, she’s not complaining about being grounded in one place for a change. She loves chats of all kinds, preferably with some home cooked goodies, so holler anytime.
Annette has worked as a university lecturer, performer, ABC TV presenter and for 7 years she was the Artistic Director of international touring company Terrapin.
Annette is a Churchill Fellow, a Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She’s served on numerous Boards and national committees including; the Tasmanian State Development Board, Australian National Playwrights Centre, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, Playing Australia Committee and the Australia Council’s Theatre Board
Annette joined Performing Lines in 2006 to establish Tasmania Performs. She delights in taking artists beyond what they thought possible through mentorships, producing and touring work.
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