Technical and Production Officer

Charley Newton

Charley is a dynamic and accomplished young professional stage manager from Western Australia. Graduating from WAAPA in 2015 marked the beginning of a career that has spanned the realms of theatre, film, and events, showcasing a profound dedication to the arts.

Throughout her journey, she has worn multiple hats, excelling in roles such as stage manager, production manager, events manager, tour manager, and production mentor. This adaptability has been a hallmark of her career, proving her ability to excel in various domains, from the meticulous coordination of theatrical productions to the high-pressure environments of large-scale events.

She has had the privilege of collaborating with renowned organizations, including Black Swan State Theatre Company, Fremantle Theatre Company, Western Sky Productions, Perth Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, ArtRage, and many more. These experiences have not only sharpened her technical acumen but have also deepened her commitment to fostering the arts in community engagement, education, and working with children.

A firm believer in the transformative power of the arts, she envisions her role as a conduit for creativity, particularly in sharing the magic of the stage with diverse communities and nurturing the talents of the next generation of artists.

With a profound connection to the cultural tapestry of Western Australia, Charley looks ahead with enthusiasm to future collaborations and opportunities that lie ahead with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

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.