Penny Harpham | Biography

Penny Harpham is the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of independent theatre company, She Said Theatre. She is a recent Directing graduate from the VCA where she was awarded the Barbara Manning Scholarship for Excellence and the Global Atelier Scholarship for Overseas Travel. She won a Green Room Award for The Stream/ The Boat/ The Shore/ The Bridge (Next Wave Festival 2012) and received an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award (2015) to complete residencies at the ZK/U in Berlin, Mullae Arts Space in Seoul and intern with TheaterRampe in Stuttgart. Her directing credits include the award winning and Green Room nominated HART, Bock Kills Her Father, Laika and Wills, and Breaking (She Said Theatre) and Slut (VCA). She has performed with theatre companies and artists across Australia, Germany and South Korea, including Elbow Room, Plathoon Kunsthalle, Brisbane Powerhouse and Motherboard Productions, and most recently with Red Stitch Actors Ensemble in their production of You Got Older (2016).

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