Erin Shepherd

Erin Shepherd

Consultant

Erin consults on all aspects of theatre design.

erin.shepherd@charcoalblue.com

+61 (03) 9417 6524

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Erin has over 12 years’ theatre experience starting her career as an Assistant Stage Manager in New Zealand before moving to the UK in 2010. She has since worked for a wide range of different companies as a freelance Stage Manager and Production Manager, such as the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Royal Opera, The Almeida, The Old Vic and Opera North.

Erin has toured around the world with various productions to a wide range of countries and theatres. In 2016 Erin returned to Australia and started work 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.

For Charcoalblue Erin has worked on the redevelopment of Sydney Theatre Company and Waikato Regional Theatre in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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
Erin Shepherd

Get in touch with Erin

Contact Erin

+61 (03) 9417 6524