Caroline Dunphy

Co-Artistic Director, Director & Performer

Caroline is the Co-Artistic Director at Belloo Creative and a current Artistic Associate at NORPA. She has worked over the past 25 years as an actor, director, theatre maker and educator.

Caroline has extensive screen experience having appeared on Australian and British television (most recently in Kriv Stenders' feature Australia Day). She has acted with a range of theatre companies nationally, and has a repertoire of original theatre works dedicated to developing innovative performance.

Caroline specialised in avant-garde theatre and the Suzuki Actor Training Methodology both in Australia and overseas, and was a Frank Theatre senior company member for many years.

Caroline was on the board of Queensland Theatre Company from 2003 to 2006 and has taught at universities and institutions nationally, most recently in the QUT Acting Program.

Recent years have seen Caroline embark on projects with companies and theatre makers such as NORPA, Belloo Creative, The Good Room, The Danger Ensemble and operatic group Babushka in co-production with Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. 

2016 saw Caroline premiere 5-time nominated, bilingual production HANAKO for the Brisbane Festival (co-creator/director/performer) and receive a best director nomination for Motherland, which completed a national touring season in 2016. In 2017 she worked as an assistant director with Sam Strong at Queensland Theatre and worked as a devisor and performer with The Danger Ensemble and The Good Room (Brisbane Festival 2017).

In 2018, Caroline performed in The Arrival with Red Leap Theatre (NZ) for QPAC, directed the premiere of Rovers for Belloo Creative (NORPA and Brisbane Festival), was Associate Director on NORPA’s new work Wildskin and co-directed a new, cross-cultural, collaborative work with Japanese company Idiot Savant.

In 2019, Caroline began a residency at Queensland Theatre with Belloo Creative, performed at Theatreworks with The Danger Ensemble in Let Men Tremble and directed the Queensland Theatre’s Youth Ensemble in the Queensland Young Playwright’s Award winning play.

In 2020 she will be directing Phaedra for Queensland Theatre and co-directing House in the Dunes and The Sand Project with Japanese co-director Koh-Toh-Shi for TPAM Fringe.

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