Izzy Roberts-Orr is a Melbourne-based poet, playwright and editor who grew up between Alice Springs and Footscray. Izzy is interested in making work that is political, personal and accessible, engaging particularly with debates around feminism, class, internet culture and the sociopolitical landscape in Australia.
Ania is a musician and composer, and has been the Musical Director at Circus Oz since 2014. She has composed for film, theatre, dance, puppetry, installation art and bands. She has worked extensively with Polyglot Theatre on projects including Stop That House! (2004), Checkout! (2007), The Big Game (2008-09) and Tangle (2010-12), with which she toured to New York as part of the Lincoln Centre’s Summer Outdoors Festival. She has also worked with Westside Circus on productions including Gravity (2005), A Watertight World (2007), Spilt Milk (2007), and In My Footsteps (2009). Other theatre credits include work with NICA, the Women’s Circus, Melbourne Workers’ Theatre, The Grimstones by Asphyxia, and Asking For Trouble Physical Theatre. In 2011, she won a Green Room Award for Best Musical Direction in Cabaret for her role in Yana Alana And Tha Paranas In Concert. Most recently, she composed the score for Ghenoa Gela’s contemporary dance work Winds Of Woerr (Next Wave Festival, 2014). Ania has performed nationally and internationally with bands including Croque Monsieur, Papa Chango, Johnnie and the Johnnie Johnnies, Los Cojones, and genre-busting progressive-polka-experimental-kozmigroov-post-funk-symphonic-hard-rock-avant-ska sonic conceptualization collective, The Whoopee Project. She firmly believes that there is no such thing as too many keyboards.