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Jamie Harding

Theatre / Mount Gambier

Jamie Harding is founder and Artistic Director of Ovation Centre of Performing Arts and new professional theatre collective Gener8 Theatre and works as a Producer, Director, Actor and Theatre Maker.

Jamie graduated from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2006, and then spent his time as a leading actor in television, theatre and radio nationally and internationally. He has worked for many of Australia’s flagship companies and as a lecturer taught for the National Institute of Dramatic Art. From early in his career he was attracted to the creation of new performance and from 2011 committed himself to the conception, construction and performance of his own work that drive’s narrative possibility, integrates digital technology and provides a nurturing environment for artists to create.

Jamie worked as a key creative on the Innovative Ruby Award winning hybrid theatre work Color Darker Than Black and co-presented new interactive work Bingo Unit as part of Country Arts SA’s 2014 season. He currently has a multitude of new works in development at with fellow collaborator John Crouch at Gener8 Theatre including ‘Everyone is Young and Famous Already’ working with esteemed international cabaret artist Trevor Ashley and ‘Selfie # Me’ with internationally renowned children’s playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer.

Jamie’s latest work ‘In the Pines’ is set to premier regionally in August this year. ‘In the Pines’ is a new Australian work that examines how the new economy of “ice” is touching the most unlikely aspects of our local communities. Jamie’s work in regional areas in particular the Limestone Coast has been broad and long-lasting. He work’s across the spectrum of the arts in management, the development of new theatre based works as a director and producer, along with creating a series of community, arts and educational programs and projects.

About Gener8 Theatre

Gener8 Theatre is an immersive Theatre company that exists to produce new innovative and original professional works in theatre, performance, media and hybrid forms along with attracting new audiences with work that reflects contemporary culture.
Our mission is to drive narrative possibility, integrate digital technology and provide a nurturing environment for artists to create new work. We aim to foster artists’ expression and skill development through training initiatives; push models of making; grow the regional arts sector and provide a platform for communities to connect, communicate, collaborate, share, promote and discuss.

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