Erin Shepherd

Erin Shepherd

Consultant

Erin assists and consults in all aspects of theatre design.

erin.shepherd@charcoalblue.com

+61 (03) 9417 6524

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Erin has seventeen years’ experience in the theatre industry. She started her career as an Assistant Stage Manager in New Zealand, before moving to the UK in 2010 where she worked for a wide range of companies such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Royal Opera, The Almedia, The Old Vic and Opera North.

Erin has toured around the world with various productions to a wide range of countries and theatres. Prior to joining Charcoalblue, Erin worked as a Production Manager for Opera Australia’s Major Project team where she was tasked with building site specific performance spaces in challenging locations, such as the iconic Opera on the Harbour in Sydney.

Erin’s consultancy work includes the redevelopment of Sydney Theatre Company, Waikato Regional Theatre in Hamilton, New Zealand, and Geelong Arts Centre, Victoria.

Erin's work includes building site-specific performance spaces in challenging locations, such as the iconic Opera on the Harbour in Sydney.

Erin's work includes building site-specific performance spaces in challenging locations, such as the iconic Opera on the Harbour in Sydney.

Here is Erin with some of our Technical Systems design team.

Erin has toured around the world with various productions to a wide range of countries and theatres.

What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts? 

I had big dreams of being Nancy in Oliver…I was cast as a patron in the pub scene… Probably a good thing since I’m a terrible singer

Have you got a favourite memory from your career so far? 

Stanley Tucci telling my ASM he gets sea sick as we pull away from the dock heading down the Thames on a boat for the next 3 hours.

What qualities should a 'great performance space' have? 

Be comfortable and welcoming, and that’s for everyone whether you’re watching a show in the theatre or enjoying the Wi-Fi in the foyer. People should feel comfortable using the space.

You’ve worked across all forms of performance, is there one that speaks to you personally? 

I’ve enjoyed them all, it’s the people I have worked with that have made certain ones more special than others.

Erin Shepherd

Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic ITEAC Theatres Trust Theatre Communications Group
Erin Shepherd

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Contact Erin

+61 (03) 9417 6524