Putting the Nation on Stage




Joanne Kee – Executive Producer

Joanne-KeeJoanne was co-Artistic Director and founder of the Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival, Artistic Director at Sydney Improvised Music Association, General Manager of The Song Company, Business Manager of Programming Sydney Opera House, ran a national contemporary music touring project, Sound Travellers, set up creative development and performances residencies for artists and has also worked at the Arts Council of England and Carnivale, multicultural arts festival. As a producer she tours internationally award winning work. She is on the board of Music Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival and the Glebe Chamber of Commerce. She was Chair of Ausdance NSW and chair of the working Group that set up Critical Path.




Monikka Eliah – Company Coordinator

As well as bringing her expertise to us from her experience working as an Editorial Assistant at NewsCorp and team member at Riverside Box office.  Monikka is also an active Western Sydney artist. She has presented work at the NSW Writers Centre, Studio Stories, Wollongong Writers Festival, Sydney writers festival, Playwriting Australia Festival and WITS Festival Fatale. She was involved in Girls Write Up Sydney event and Digital writers festival. Her work is published in The Big Black Thing Chapter 1 & 2, SBS Life and The Lifted Brow. Currently a member of SWEATSHOP, she has participated in National Theatre of Parramatta’s Page to Stage program and Curious Works Breakthrough Program. She was a recipient for the Southlands Emerging Artists Award 2018.



Cara Woods – Associate Producer – Production

Cara Woods has joined as Associate Producer and Production.  Cara is an emerging young producer with a background in stage and company management. Cara has recently toured nationally with shows such as Calamity Jane, an independent Musical from Hayes Theatre Co, the beloved child’s show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers Live. After working for several theatre companies she has brought her experience to National Theatre of Parramatta to excel in production management and assisting in programing and producing the coming seasons.



Cassandra  Bayley – Administrator and Fundraising

Cassandra Bayley has been the Administrator for National Theatre of Parramatta for two and a half years where she thrives on creating an environment where artists can create their best work. Cassandra was recently Event Coordinator at The Concourse for Century Venues, Project Coordinator at BPP and Administrator at The Song Company, Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices. Account Executive for film Production Company’s, Production Manager at Virgin Vision for Australia and New Zealand and production manager for various Film/Video production companies. Film Studio Manager for Ultra Art Studios where she toured shows throughout Australia and Manager at Production Techniques, a crewing agency for Sound & Lighting technicians and roadies. Cassandra graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science with a double major in Industrial & Clinical Psychology.