Fiona Atkin


Fiona has been working in theatre in Canberra for ten years, acting and directing with companies including Free Rain, HMT, NUTS, ANU Drama, Bohemian, Paris Hat, moonlight and papermoon. Fiona is the artistic director of Paris Hat Productions as well as moonlight, the ANU’s Graduate student company. In recent years she has directed Blood Wedding (Lorca; moonlight), A Lie of the Mind (Shepard; papermoon), Perfect Cowboys in Action (Mamet/Shepard; moonlight), True West (Shepard; moonlight), A Property of the Clan (Enright; ANU), Closer (Marber; Paris Hat) and Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Mamet; Paris Hat) and appeared in Winnie The Pooh (Free Rain), Alice (Tuffin/Pike after Carroll; NUTS), Perfect Cowboys in Action, Bed (Cowell; NUTS) and True West. Later this year, Fiona will direct Tennessee Williams’ classic play A Streetcar Named Desire for Free Rain.

A keen supporter of emerging talent, Fiona has been working as a mentor for Canberra playwright Tim Sanders, supported by The Street Theatre. Tim’s new play Sheer Living will hopefully see its world premiere in 2010. In the daylight hours Fiona is working on a PhD on Sam Shepard at the ANU.

Mentoring and inspiring young emerging artists

Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency