WHO WE ARE
Chopt Logic Productions produces innovative, thought provoking, physically based theatre which reflects socially relevant issues and concerns. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Tina Mitchell and Shane Anthony, Chopt Logic offers physical theatre workshops for theatre makers, student actors, drama teachers and secondary school students across Australia.
Tina is an international theatre maker and teaching artist. A graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts, she holds a Masters of Arts Practice and has trained extensively with The SITI Company and was their Artistic Associate from 2011-2013.
Tina’s independent theatre work has been performed in some of the leading arts festivals in the world. Her project Miss Julia, had seasons at La Mama, NYC, Steppenwolf, Chicago, Los Angeles Theatre Centre, the Iberoamericano Festivals in Colombia and Spain, the Napoli International Arts Festival and other Fesitvals in Colombia. Tina created the title role in the interdisciplinary opera Mata Hari, for the 2017 Prototype Festival NYC and will reprise the role for West Edge Opera in San Francisco in 2018.
Other credits include Lulu and Elektra (Metropolitan Opera NYC – principal understudy), Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), systems/layers and The Event of a Thread (SITI Company), Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Southwest Shakespeare), The Most Massive Woman Wins (Singapore Fringe), Manon/Sandra (New York Fringe) and a US Tour of Cyrano de Bergerac.
As a director Tina has assisted SITI Company’s Anne Bogart (Antigone), Valentina Carrasco of La Fura dels Baus (Le Grande Macabre, Adelaide Festival) and Tony Award winning director Ted Sperling (Land of Promise, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Village, Beth Morrison Projects). Her directing debut, Live Fish, was nominated for best new work in the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival. She also directed Odyssey Schmoddessey for the NY Clown Festival.
Tina has taught in many institutions in the US, Australia and Colombia including Brown University, Atlantic Theater for NYU, The University of New Hampshire, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bagotá and Flinders University to name a few.
www.tinacmitchell.com and www.miss-julia.org.
Shane works as a theatre director, acting and movement coach in Australia and overseas. Select directing credits include The Whale for Redline Productions (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre, Songs for the Fallen by Sheridan Harbridge and Basil Hogios for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical and Most Outstanding Actress), Sydney International Arts Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane International Arts Festival, Altar Boyz, Calendar Girls and Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), Doctor Faustus for RCHK (Hong Kong), Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages by Fiona Sprott for Darlinghurst Theatre and an extensive Australian national tour with Critical Stages, My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boîte Theatre (winner of Best Actress, Groundling Awards, Brisbane), Motortown by Simon Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated Best Show, Matilda Awards, Brisbane), 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, Pornography by Simon Stephens for Orestes by Charles Mee, Trojan Women and Radio Hysteria for NIDA Open, The Crucible by Arthur Miller for RCHK (Hong Kong). Movement direction includes The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for The Court Theatre (Christchurch) and the Australian feature film Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leigh. In 2009 he worked as show director for acclaimed Australian circus company CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA.
He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA, Sydney), Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and has also completed a BA in Theatre Studies at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is a regular acting, movement and corporate tutor for NIDA, AFTRS, Sydney Theatre School and the Australian Institute of Music. He is also regular guest artist for International Schools Theatre Association, traveling frequently to share skills with students around the globe.
In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and in 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to attend the New York Film Academy. He was a company member of Australian Physical Theatre Company Zen Zen Zo from 1999 – 2008 training extensively in contemporary Asian performing arts.