design collaborator amanda mcnamara
Amanda has collaborated with Clockfire on both A Hunger Suite and we, the lost company. It is always a rewarding challenge. Her most recent work includes George's Marvellous Medicine for Epi Centre Theatre and at the Ensembe Theatre, Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn. She designed costumes with Pinchgut Opera for their season fundraiser directed by Mark Kilmurry and designed the set for O’Punsky’s The Seafarer at the Darlinghurst Theatre. She has been involved in the creation of theatre since graduating from NIDA in 1987. With over 100 credits in design here are a few of her favorites: The Jungle directed by Adam Cook, The Song of the Yellow Bittern, directed by Maeliosa Stafford, The Trojan Women and Julius Caesar directed by Lee Lewis, Red Noses directed by Brendon McDonall and Widows directed by Rochelle Whyte. Amanda worked for 15 years at Theatre Nepean at the University of Western Sydney, teaching actors the art of theatre production and design until it closed its doors in 2008. Her proudest design achievements are her children Matilda and Ned.