about us

antipodes (/anˈtɪpədiːz/) noun

  1. Australia and New Zealand (used by inhabitants of the northern hemisphere);

  2. the direct opposite of something.

Late Middle English, via French or late Latin from Greek: ‘having the feet opposite’

The term originally denoted the inhabitants of opposite sides of the earth.

Antipodes Theatre Company (ATC) seeks to provide a collaborative and diverse environment for producing professional theatre in Melbourne. Programming includes: full-length plays and musicals, the Ricochet Free Reading Series, workshops for professional artists, and youth programs.

We embrace challenging and enlightening work from a variety of artists. Work that focuses on duality within the human condition. Work that looks at situations from a unique angle or exposes what it’s like to step into someone else’s shoes. ATC was founded by New York City transplants, who currently find themselves as close to the antipode of that location as they’re ever likely to get.

Finally, ATC strives for inclusive hiring practices through a commitment to at least 50% of all positions filled by women, people of color, people with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming people, and other members of historically or culturally marginalized communities that are not well represented or misrepresented onstage in theatre productions.

Artistic Director

Brandon Pape

Current company members include:

David Butler

Melissa David

Kristy Griffin

Chloe Towan

Don Winsor