ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

Our Associate Artists ensure that diverse artistic voices are always part of the conversation and provoke all of us at MTW to consider issues and experiences beyond our own. With their input we can be sure that MTW truly serves the community it’s created for.

Lucy O'Brien playing a piano
Luke Di Somma playing piano
Zachary Dunbar playing piano

LUCY O'BRIEN

(SHE/HER)

Composer, Music Director

Fresh from her graduate course at NYU, Lucy is a talented writer with an innate understanding of dramaturgy and an ability to create safe spaces and foster the talent of those around her.

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LUKE DI SOMMA
(HE/HIM)

Composer, Lyricist, Music Director

Constantly writing and developing new work, Luke is an encyclopedia of MT knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm for teaching and sharing his knowledge and skills.

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ZACHARY DUNBAR
(HE/HIM)

Dramaturg, Academic,
Composer, Director

Zachary is an interdisciplinary wonder, an incredibly engaging and knowledgeable teacher who brings a wealth of experience to all that he does as a musician, theatre practitioner and academic.

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ABOUT US

 Music Theatre Workshop is a not-for-profit whose mission is to support Artists who tell stories that inspire and connect us. We create opportunities for MT professionals to develop skills and new work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that encourages risk-taking and dedication to excellence.

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CASEY GOULD (HE/HIM)

Founder/Company Director

As an artist, Casey is a Melbourne-born theatre director, acting coach and dramaturge. His work encompasses theatre, musical theatre, cabaret and physical theatre. His work has won and been nominated for Green Room Awards, Fringe awards in Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh and toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas.

 

Having graduated from the University of Ballarat with a degree in Music Theatre. He continues to teach and lecture alongside his creative projects. He recently spent two years working in London participating in the Young Vic directors program and observing rehearsals for Follies and Pinocchio at the National Theatre.  He is passionate about creating new work, helping writers develop their work and collaborating on new projects

 

As an administrator, Casey has a science degree from Monash Univesity and has worked in arts organisations for the past ten years including St. Martins Theatre, ACMI and The National Theatre London. Alongside his directing work and MTW he also works as a Business Alignment and Project coordinator at Arts Centre Melbourne where he is helping to develop their Data Vision and Strategy.

CELESTE MARKWELL (SHE/HER)

Founder/Company Director

Celeste is an Adelaide-born, Melbourne-loving, London-living producer. She has a performance background and trained in the Meisner technique and is a graduate of Ward Studio, New York City. Celeste became a producer when she co-founded a theatre company with some fellow graduates, creating a critically acclaimed season of shows. This led to other freelance projects and in 2016 she moved to London to pursue a Masters in Creative Producing from Central School of Speech and Drama. 

 

Celeste works as a producing consultant for independent theatre and is part of the producing team in the Broadcast Department of the National Theatre in London. While she normally works across National Theatre Live: an initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas globally, since Covid-19 she’s been part of the quick pivot to deliver National Theatre at Home which reached 15 million viewers via the NT’s YouTube channel and has now launched as a standalone digital platform. She is passionate about new work and cultivating new theatre audiences.    

LOCLAN MACKENZIE-SPENCER (HE/HIM)

Founder/Company Director

Loclan is a Melbourne-based pianist, music director and orchestrator with a wide range of theatrical experience around the world. He was part of the Broadway musical SpongeBob Square Pants, and off-Broadway he has played for Fidler afn Dakh, Assassins, and Elf. As a music director, his credits include Calvin Berger, American Idiot, Kiss of the Spider Woman and the new works Strange Bedfellows, Doctor Zhivago, and Ned.

 

Loclan was Associate Music Director for the Australasian tour of Wicked and Opera Australia’s production of West Side Story on Sydney Harbour. He has worked closely with some of the world’s finest performers and music directors, including Tom Kitt, Eric Stern and Kellie Dickerson. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Penn State University under the mentorship of veteran Broadway conductor Dan Riddle.