BRON BATTEN

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Bron Batten is an award-winning performance maker, producer and curator. 

She presents her works nationally and internationally, with presenters and festivals such as The Soho Theatre (London), The Space (Glasgow), Dark MOFO, Arts House, Field Theory and The Wheeler Centre. 

She was the co-founder and curator of The Last Tuesday Society (with Richard Higgins) a company which provided a unique platform for artists to develop their practice in a live environment. The Last Tuesday Society presented artists such as post, Lara Thoms, Sisters Grimm and Elbow Room, They notably presented The YouTube Comment Orchestra at the Malthouse Theatre and were commissioned to produce the closing event of the NEON Festival at the Melbourne Theatre Company. 

‘Brilliant… An incredible line up that runs the gamut from hilarity to pathos. An evening of pure poignant joy FIVE STARS’ –The Herald Sun

Other career highlights include Sweet Child of Mine, an award-winning collaboration with Bron's elderly parents which was presented in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. It toured to the Neo-Futurists Theatre in Chicago, BATS Theatre in Wellington and was co-produced by Gilded Balloon for the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

'Instantly relatable and delightfully unpredictable, Sweet Child of Mine is case-in-point for the transformative power of theatre FOUR STARS’ Timeout Chicago

In 2015 Bron was awarded an Australia Council Residency at the Cite Des Arts Internationale in Paris and a residency at the Lithuanian Composers Union. She has also been the recipient of The Ian Potter Fellowship for professional development in New York, Berlin, Avignon, Lithuania and Zurich. 

Bron is currently the curator and creative producer for The Village at The Falls Music and Arts Festival in Lorne and Tasmania. 

Her most recent live art work Onstage Dating was commissioned for the 2016 Festival of Live Art. Onstage Dating has won and been nominated for multiple festival awards, including Green Rooms for Innovation in Audience Participation and Best Performer. 

Onstage Dating has sold out shows all across Australia and New Zealand and was presented at the Darwin Festival and the Brisbane Festival in 2017, with UK touring in 2018 at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. 

'Onstage Dating is one of the cleverest, funniest, and most shockingly incredulous experiences of risk I’ve ever seen in a theatre... It is smart as hell, shocking, hilarious, incredibly well-made, awkward and delicious' - The Plus Ones Wellington

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