Dawn Pugh, Assistant Director & Branding Manager
Dawn is the Assistant Director in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance. She is also on the G&S Opera Sydney Committee, as well has being involved in many aspects of the production.
Dawn has a long history in film, television, and in the last 12 years, musical theatre and opera. She has worked behind the scenes as a director, stage manager, set designer & costumier, and on stage & screen as an actor and performer. Dawn has also dedicated a large portion of her career dedicated to education in creative industries, including owner of Crash Productions (Design & Production Company)(1995-2004), Director of Billy Blue College of Design (2004-2009), GM of the Academy of Information Technology (2013), and Program Head at International Screen Academy.
Musical Theatre productions that Dawn has been involved with include:
Wizard of Oz (Strathfield Musical Society), Phantom of the Opera (Strathfield Musical Society), The Snow Queen (LCTC), Jungle Book (LCTC), Beauty & the Beast (LCTC), Seussical Jr (LCTC), Hot Shoe Shuffle (Birdie Productions), The Dancing Man (Birdie), Keating (Birdie), Next to Normal (LCTC), Stoops to Conquer (LCTC), Holding the Man (LCTC), Cosi (LCTC), The Fabulous Punch & Judy Show (independent).
Opera productions (working off-stage for all and performing on stage for all but Pinafore) include:
HMS Pinafore (GSOS), Gondoliers (GSOS), Patience (GSOS), Pirates of Penzance (GSOS), The Ghosts of Ruddigore (GSOS), Mikado (GSOS).
TV Productions include: principal guest speaker 3 x episodes of Fox8's Save Point and principal guest speaker 2x episodes of EB Games Fox8 series, and several US TV mini-series (pre-1994) doing sourcing and extras work.
Films Productions include: Forest Gump (prop making and sourcing), Prince of Tides (sourcing), Oscar & Lucinda (props), Standing Up for Sunny (extra)
Animation Productions: Interned with Disney, worked on the original Aladdin as a tweener. I also did lots of animation freelance work when I first moved to Australia including a few episodes of Bananas & Pyjamas.
Dawn currently works as a brand strategist and entrepreneur and owns several companies in allied health, learn to swim, photography and apparel.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney
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The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. To better reflect its primary artistic objective, commencing from 2014, the company will be performing as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney. Our performing group has provided excellent training in all aspects of stagecraft for performers who have made a career in opera and musical theatre. The Ensemble style of our productions not only provides the chorus with experience in singing with an orchestra, but also provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills in characterisation and stagecraft.
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