Todd Levi - President
Todd started his working life a mail boy in a Sydney advertising agency and became a copywriter before morphing into a voice over artist. He took his first acting lesson at 36, won his first film role at 37 and has since had roles in dozens of feature films and television productions, short films, corporate films, animated cartoons and in the last few years, theatre. He remains one of Australia’s most heard commercial voices. Todd has had a long and successful career in Brisbane as one of that city’s leading voice over artists, heard on hundreds of commercials, promos and corporate films. Since deciding to train as an actor at the age of 36 he has gone on to have an equally successful career on stage and screen. His film and television credits include Inspector Gadget 2 (2002), Fat Cow Motel (2003) The Sleepover Club (2003) The Marine (2006) Sea Patrol (2007/ 08) , K-9 (2009,) Actolytes (2008), Subdivision (2008), Daybreakers (2009) Bad Karma (2011), Terra Nova (2011), Prank Patrol (2011), The Strange Calls (2012), Parer’s War (2014). He has also voiced characters in the animated series Farmkids (2008) and the video game series Rome: Total War. (2007-08) Stage credits include Twelfth Night for 4MS in Brisbane (2011) and since moving to Melbourne, Doomsday Devices (Sly Rat Theatre Company – 2014), Macbeth (Eagle’s Nest Theatre Company – 2014), Vile (La Mama - 2014), The Crucible (Eagle’s Nest – 2015). Pluck (Sly Rat Theatre Company - 2015), A Midsummer Nights Dream (STRC - 2016), The Tempest (SRTC - 2017)
Andy Harmsen - Co-Artistic Director
Andy Harmsen is a playwright from Melbourne, Australia. He is a research graduate at The University of Melbourne working with Associate Professor Denise Varney and Raimondo Cortese, at the Victorian College of Arts. He was shortlisted for Red Stitch Theatre’s INK program for 2015 with his play, LONG SHADOWS. His most recent work for the stage was his unique adaptation of Shakespeare's, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for Sly Rat Theatre's 'Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River Festival' (2016). He also received a Grace Marion Wilson Fellowship from Writer’s Victoria for 2012.
Andy is also the co-artistic director of the Melbourne and Sydney-based independent theatre company, Sly Rat Theatre Co. The company has produced shows for Sydney’s National Institute of the Dramatic Arts, Perth’s The Blue Room Theatre and Melbourne’s Revolt Artspace. His writing credits include FOREIGN BODIES (Owl & Cat Theatre 2015), DOOMSDAY DEVICES (Revolt Artspace 2014), THE MARTYRS (Revolt Artspace 2013), SLEEPING DOGS LIE (PACS ScreenLab 2009), DIRTY PRETTY NAILS (The Blue Room Theatre 2007), and BYE, BYE BABY: A MUSICAL (Nexus Theatre 2005).
Andy has written for the International Journal of Culture and Arts, Island Dynamics, and The Conversation. He is also a prolific sound designer and composer, having recently worked with Precious Gift Burlesque, The Itty Bitty Titty Committee, Eagle's Nest Theatre, and all of Sly Rat Theatre's projects.
Alan Chambers - Co-Artistic Director
Alan Chambers is an actor and theatre director based in Melbourne. He graduated from NIDA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in Acting.
Directing credits include: A Resounding Tinkle, Heads, Clear Glass Marbles, The Censor, MÜLLER (Hayman Theatre); Other People (Newtown Theatre); Cosi (Northcote Town Hall); 15 Minute Hamlet, The Education of Skinny Spew (National Theatre); Pluck! (Butterfly Club); Doomsday Devices, The Martyrs (Revolt Artspace) and Shopping and F**king (NIDA), A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong river).
As an actor Alan has featured in ABC’s Australia on Trial, numerous TVC's and the award winning short film Arrivals and Departures directed by Zak Hilditch. Theatre credits include Roger in Lord of the Flies (Dir. Kip Williams), Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream (Dir. Tony Knight), Thomas in The Hypochondriac (Dir. Chris Hurrell), Ivan in Inner Voices, Menelaus in Women of Troy (Dir. Donald Pulford), Truffaldino in A Servant to Two Masters (Dir. Carla Moore) and Medvedenko in The Seagull (Dir. Leah Mercer).
Alan is the Co-Artistic Director of Sly Rat Theatre Company and founder of the annual Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River festival. In 2016 he directed a Mad Max-inspired A Midsummer Nights Dream and more recently The Tempest in Pipemakers Park.
Alan also runs acting classes for Adults through NIDA Open, The National Theatre and Sly Rat Theatre Co.
Victoria Haslam - Events Manager
Victoria Haslam is a Melbourne-based Artist whose Dance and Fine Arts training imbue her stage personae with great physicality and style. Her stage credits have included those of Set Designer, Propmaker, and Costumier.
Haslam appeared as Hippolyta in Sly Rat Theatre’s inaugural Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Gonzalo in the 2017 ensemble of The Tempest. Her next appearance will be as Juliet in Sly Rat's upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet opening in November for the 2017 Shakespeare in the Otways.
Craig Cremin - Company Manager
Originally from London, Craig has previously performed in the UK, France, Italy, USA and Egypt. He has been in Australia for ten years and began working with Sly Rat Theatre Company as a performer in A Midsummer Nights Dream and assistant director/performer for The Tempest; 2017. He is delighted to be back for his third Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River as Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure: 2018.