- New South Wales (2)
Chris is a professional and community theatre practitioner with a passion for suicide prevention. He has worked in all areas of the performing arts as producer, director, performer, and stage manager.
Chris' current theatre practice has a suicide prevention focus. He has directed and performed in Carpe Diem, a play about men's mental health, which has toured to over 120 locations in regional and remote Australia.
Chris has also played a variety of other roles, including Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, P.T. Barnum in Barnum, Cliff in Cabaret, and The Baker in Into the Woods. He has directed the Opening of the Shearers Hall of Fame, the Bonegilla Migrant Experience multicultural festival, and the opening festival for the Albury Library Museum.
Chris' backstage experience is extensive. He has been Stage Manager and Student Crew Mentor on Mulan, Guys and Dolls, and Beauty and the Beast for Murray High School, Assistant Stage Manager on Addams Family with Centre Stage Event Company, and Backstage Manager on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Revolution Theatre Productions.
In addition to his work in theatre, Chris is also a talented singer and musician. He has been a soloist at the Albury Carols and has co-directed and music directed Wind in the Willows for Murray High School and RTP.
Chris is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and his work in the theatre is a powerful way to raise awareness of this important issue.
Marisa Quigley is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter, solo artist, and cabaret performer. With her charismatic stage presence and powerhouse delivery, the husky-voiced chanteuse has drawn comparisons with Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Absolutely at home on the stage, with her irreverent wit and deft lyricist, Marisa has audiences in stitches one minute and moved to tears the next.
Her songwriting influences are as diverse as Tom Waits and The Eagles, and her songs span the gamut from haunting to heartfelt to hilarious. With an eclectic blend of blues/roots and alt-country/folk, a wink and a nudge, a tickle and a poke, her act is soulful, fun, endearing—and highly entertaining.
Description: Singer, songwriter, guitarist (finger-picking acoustic), cabaret performer and librettist. Occasional radio presenter. Independent. Musical collaborator. Has songs, will travel.
Genres: Blues, roots, alt-country, folk, gospel. Originals and alternative covers.
Style: Power-packed, soulful, raunchy, earthy, funny.
Line-ups: Duo (with husband, Darren Christie); five-piece band (Marisa Quigley & Her Sunday Best) and anything in between (Quigley & Co.).
Influences: Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James.
Collaborations: Red Dress & the Sugar Man; Chubby Rae & the Elevators; The Blue Yonder; The Gospel Belles; Begley, Butler & Quigley
A country girl at heart who grew up a Pony-club-prize-winner, cow-pat-frisbee-slinger, Alyce Fisher is known for getting herself into some interesting situations. A graduate of the Swinburne TAFE Theatre Arts Diploma 2007, who went onto start her own company Theatre on Toast, touring the regions performing theatre & education originals and being a fairy/clown/magician at far too many kids’ parties. Quick-witted and reliably rambunctious, Alyce's personal creative focus is on sharing stories and making the people laugh, through the development of solo performance work, stand-up comedy, BINGO calling and MC duties. Presently based in Albury-Wodonga, she premiered her first solo work in 2022 ‘Tinderella & the eight unique uses of Tinder’ at The Cube and created the character of ‘Aurora’ for Rachel McNamara’s epic immersive experience ‘A Land of Snow & Ice’ in 2022/23. Alyce's varied skill set and engaging stage presence whips creative endeavours into shape and is guaranteed to leave everyone laughing.