Production and Technical Officer

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson is a professional production manager and creative problem solver. Originally from an industrial maintenance and labouring background, he switched to a career in the arts in 2012 working with local bands in Albany (WA) before joining the Albany Entertainment Centre as acting Head of Audio. Here he expanded his technical theatre skills working with various touring productions until he was drawn to Perth to work on new creative productions.

He has had the privilege of managing the creative production of various new works including Whoosh! and Wonderbox (Perth Fest 2023) with Sensorium Theatre and Black Brass (Perth Fest 2021, Sydney Fest 2022), Children of the Sea (Perth Fest 2021) with Performing Lines WA.

As an adult convert to the arts, he is a believer in the fulfilling and enlightening nature of theatre and is passionate about accessibility for people of all ages and backgrounds whether they are audience or hoping to build a career in the arts.

In his role as Production and Technical Officer, Ben works in the practical side of getting shows up and running, including building sets and repairing puppets.

Acknowledgement of Country

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.