The Midnite core artistic team is led by its Artistic Director, Gregory Jones with a group of designers and directors. This group have worked as part of the Midnite company for many years and on many projects, and we recognise their expertise, commitment and contribution to Midnite past, present and in the years to come. We consider this group vital to our processes and actively seek their help, advice, ideas and concerns.
Gregory Jones, Artistic Director
Gregory is Artistic Director of The Midnite Youth Theatre Company and Director of Drama at Christ Church Grammar School. Since joining the Company in 2014 he has directed The Lab Rat by Rhiannon Petersen, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Viva La Restoration, Cloudstreet, Assassins, Revolting Rhymes and Holes. He has directed and produced over 40 productions in performance and education contexts in Australia and the UK over the past 10 years. From 2007 to 2010, Gregory was the founder and Artistic Director of WhipLash Theatre, an independent theatre company based in Perth. Production highlights include Six Characters in Search of an Author, Oh What a Lovely War, Lord of the Flies and Side by Side by Sondheim. He was previously Head of Drama at Camberwell Grammar School in Melbourne, and Head of the Arts and Drama at Guildford Grammar School in Perth.
Jay Waugh, Costume Designer
Jay has worked in the theatre and film industry for over 20 years. In that time she has worked with such people as Ewan McGregor, Sumi Jo and Hugh Jackman. Jay has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, Opera Australia and Sesame Street. Over that last 12 years Jay has been working for The Midnite Youth Theatre Company as Resident Costume Designer. In that time she has worked with over 20 directors and on over 60 productions. Some of her favourites include Goodmorning Mr Magpie, Cloudstreet, West Side Story, The Fantasticks, Cloudstreet, Viva La Restoration and Antigone.
Tess Reuvers, Lighting Designer/ Production Manager
Tess graduated from WAAPA in 2008 with an Advanced Diploma of Lighting for Live Performance. Her design credits include The Shape of Things (Best Production Perth Equity Guild Awards 2010) and Yellow Moon – The Ballad of Leila and Leigh (Hot Bed Theatre Ensemble) Sweeney Todd, Les Liaisons Dangeruses and East (WAAPA). As production electrician , The Year of Magical Thinking (Black Swan State Theatre Company), AV Technician To The Rescue (Bizircus/Pinstripe Circus) and Stage Manager The Amber Amulet (Barking Gecko Theatre Company). Working with a variety of organisations, including; Deckchair Theatre Company, Mega Vision Sound and Lighting, and PICA. Tess has also held positions as venue technician, tour manager and in-house designer. In 2013 she took up the position as Production Manager and Resident Lighting Designer for The Midnite Youth Theatre Company.
Kalika Duck, Associate Director
Kalika has worked with Midnite for the past eight years. She has directed productions of Hoods, Tales from the Arabian Nights, The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, The Messenger, Henry IV, Hoods (UK 2015 Tour), The Jungle Play, The Rise and Fall of the Bargainmart King, Get Smart and most recently Masquerade by Kate Mulvany.