Alison Bennett

Alison is an actor, performance maker, improviser and producer. She is particularly interested in the applications of comedy and improvisation in storytelling for both live performance and digital media.

She has created and produced full length new works with her company Hurrah Hurrah including TRADE, Roomba Nation, Frenzy for Two and The Seagull. With Hurrah Hurrah she is now touring her one woman comedy show Introducing Aunty Jude. She has appeared in The City, a new work of physical theatre at the Sydney Opera House, The Magic Hat (Casula Power House), TROUPE (commissioned by Bestival Music Festival UK), Roadkill Confidential (Lies, Lies & Propaganda) and This is Not Mills & Boon (Glorious Thing Theatre Co), Zelos (Painted Gate Pictures), The Lonely Hearts Variety Hour (Platon Theodoris) and The PM’s Daughter (ABC Me).

She is a regular collaborator on the Sydney Opera House Digital Education Program and has facilitated large scale international programs including Global Conversations in the Asia Pacific region and International Jazz Day. Alison has also collaborated with the Sydney Opera House/Sydney Festival/Spiral (Japan) on Join the Dots, a cross cultural digital drawing and performance project. She has created new works of theatre with non-English speaking students at Langues-en-Scène in Paris as well as facilitating workshops with ATYP, NIDA Open, Casula Powerhouse and Shopfront Centre for Contemporary Youth Arts. She has worked as a creative mentor for young people suffering from mental health issues with Spark Youth Theatre and as a professional mentor with Milkcrate Theatre on the Pathways Program. She was the program manager for adult short courses at NIDA Open and has also worked as a producer for Chopt Logic and PACT Centre for Contemporary Arts.