TIM WATTS

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Tim is a multi-award winning performer, deviser, director, producer, puppeteer improvisor and animator from Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for creating and performing original, imaginatively engaging theatre through improvisation and experimentation. Since graduating from Notre Dame University, Fremantle with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2005, he has participated in workshops all around the world, including studying clown and physical comedy with Dell’Arte International in Blue Lake California, as well as Puppetry workshops with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, Western Australia, and Blind Summit in the UK.

In 2009 he created The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, which over the last four years has toured to sold out houses and rave reviews all over the world including: Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Edinburgh, Dublin, Seoul, Taipei, Auckland, and New York receiving numerous awards including ‘Best Production’, ‘Members Choice’ and ‘Best Production Team’ at 2009 The Blue Room Theatre Awards, ‘Outstanding Solo Show’ at the New York International Fringe Festival, ‘Best Theatre’ at Auckland Fringe Festival, ‘Best Puppetry’ at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and ‘Best Male Performer’ at Dublin Fringe. In 2012 he co-created It’s Dark Outside, which was commissioned by Perth Theatre Company, and has also toured to sold out houses and rave reviews in Perth, Sydney, Edinburgh, Pittsburgh and has many more tours lined up for 2014 and beyond. It also won the Arts Hub Award for ‘Innovation’ in 2012.

Other creative credits include co-creating and performing in Bruce (The Blue Room) The Wives of Hemingway (Fringe World 2013), Deathtrap (PICA, Perth) Greed (Canada Fringe), Hope is the saddest (Brisbane Festival), Duck Duck Goose (The Blue Room, Perth), and Heart of Gold (PICA, Perth), as well as co-directing Pollyanna with Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd (Fringe World 2012) and Red Lashes (UNIMA 2008).

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