Meet The Haus Sitters

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When the Haus Mates are away - the Haus Sitters come out to play!

At Theatre Haus, we are incredibly grateful for our supportive team who helps check our mail and water the plants. These creatives make up just a small fragment of of some of Brisbane’s established and emerging artists. With a wealth of experience in education, media and our theatrical community, we welcome our awesome and talented team of reviewers and writers. 

Sophie Price

Sophie is a talented writer, actress, singer, teacher and all-round creative who is nearing the completion of her Bachelor degree majoring in Journalism and Drama. She is no stranger to the stage, receiving many accolades for her performance work including two consecutive Best Lead Actress finalist nominations at the Gold Coast Theatre Awards and an award for 'Upcoming Talent' at the ceremony in 2017.

Sophie has performed many lead roles with highlights including Eponine ('Les Miserables'), Wednesday Addams ('The Addams Family Musical') and Young Jill in the Southeast Queensland touring production, 'The Descent'. When she isn't writing or performing, Sophie enjoys teaching drama skills through private and group lessons at schools around Southeast Brisbane. Sophie finds great joy in combining her passion for theatre and writing here at Theatre Haus and looks forward to seeing all the incredible theatre Brisbane has to offer.

  • Sophie has a genuine fear of anything abnormally large...and praying mantises, so clearly her fears are quite inconsistent!
  • Sophie could do a one-woman show of any old-time Barbie movie! That’s how much she loves them. Proudly brought to you by Mattel.
  • The year of 2017 proved to be a massive year for Sophie. It was the first time she ate a McDonald's burger! Like, ever!

Bradley Chapman

Bradley is one of Australia's leading Drama educators. His prolific work regarding the impact of theatre on the welfare and academic outcomes of teenage boys has inspired Drama teachers across the country who have described Brad's work as 'changing the face of Drama and Theatre education nationally'. Bradley has worked with amateur and professional companies across Queensland for over two decades. Some recent directorial credits include: ‘Holding the Man’ (UGP) ‘Lord of the Flies’ (BTG) ‘Frankenstein’, ‘Spamalot’, ‘Into the Woods’ (SSC) ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ (JTC). Recent onstage credits include: Reverend Hale in ‘The Crucible’, Doug in ‘Cosi’ (BTG), Bazzard in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ (Spotlight TC) George Banks in ‘Mary Poppin’s, Edna Turnblad in ‘Hairspray’ (The Brolga Theatre) among others.

  • Brad has spent a lot of time at University. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) and a Master of Educational Leadership. He wrote his thesis on gender culture and if he hears you mention anything connected to it, he will swoop in and spout bits of the thesis at you.
  • Brad has many awards for acting and directing. Most recently he was recognised as Best Youth Director at the Gold Palm Theatre Awards for his work on ‘Lord of the Flies’.
  • Brad's favourite thing to do is play video games. He would rather play them than eat, sleep or talk to you. His long-suffering boyfriend is pretty worried about him, actually.

Louella Baldwin

Louella Baldwin has many years of experience in the theatre and writing world, using it as a way to live the extraordinary! With a Bachelors degree from Queensland University of Technology in Drama and Creative and Professional Writing, she finds reviewing the perfect way to merge her two loves. In her spare time, when she isn't running around an engineering company storeroom, Louella does photography, directs, acts, writes and runs the social media for Brisbane based theatre company Ad Astra. She hopes to one day see her novel, which has been in the planning stages for the last four years, in a Dymocks or QBD one day alongside the great fantasy authors of our time.

  • One of Louella's other great loves is KPOP, and so for the last year, she has been teaching herself Korean.
  • Louella owns over 300 books and plays, all of which she has painstakingly covered in clear contact to protect.
  • On a holiday to Greece Louella cried when she saw the Parthenon in person, even though it was covered in scaffolding.

Kym Brown

Kym is a High School Music Teacher, and has spent many years both on and off stage, in a variety of roles. As a Singer, Pianist and Musical Director, she is one of the founding four members that produce the 24 Hour Musical each year, as well as working with a wide variety of theatre company’s around Brisbane. Kym has spent many years behind the scenes as a Director, Stage Manager and Lighting Designer, and is passionate about training well-rounded arts practitioners wherever she goes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) and Graduate Diplomas of Music and Secondary Education.

  • Kym never completed Year 3 of her school education; however she did complete 12-years of high school… you do the maths!
  • In Kym’s spare time, she creates her own cross stitch patterns!
  • History has it that somewhere down the line, Kym is a descendant* of Captain Cook’s sister! (*this fact is not completely verified but brought to you by Kym’s family).

Ruby Sanders

Ruby is a passionate young actor new to Brisbane. Originally from the Toowoomba region, Ruby took up acting, piano and singing lessons from a young age and performed locally in many musicals and plays including Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth', Truly Scrumptious in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', Scaramouche in 'We Will Rock You' and most recently, Stacy in 'X-Stacy'. She was also a member of the Empire Theatre’s 2018 IMPACT Ensemble, a progressive youth theatre program for emerging actors and writers, in which she part took in creating and performing a brand-new work based on Picnic at Hanging Rock. Ruby is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama at Queensland University of Technology, has launched her new theatre group The Black Box Collective and is a member of the 2019 Backbone ensemble. She has a passion for performing, creating and watching theatre. When she’s not at the theatre you will find her in a park, at a sushi train or curled up watching a movie in bed.

  • Ruby cannot turn down a challenge EVER. For example, she had always sworn she would never go bungy jumping.  However, her sister dared her to do it on a family holiday and now she has survived jumping off a 43m high bridge in New Zealand.
  • Ruby is a HUGE fan of olives.
  • In 2017, on a family holiday to Bali, Ruby almost got attacked by a gang of Monkey's in the monkey forest in Ubud but survived.

Mel Bobbermien

With over 16-years experience in the Theatre, Mel is no stranger to the stage, the pit, the lighting box, the Stage Manager seat and the Director’s chair. After venturing around the world with her career in travel, Mel focused her attention on her passion - people and writing. Becoming a Theatre Reviewer for a highly acclaimed theatre magazine, and a freelance writer for several awarded travel sites, she loves connecting with people and their stories. This is where her joy and love of theatre coincide.

  • Mel currently owns over 12,000 pieces of LEGO, containing but limited to The Disney Castle and 6-sets of Harry Potter stages.
  • For 18-years, Mel’s Mum convinced her that the bird ‘Galah’ was actually called a ‘Floydie’. It wasn’t until a friend pointed it out that Mel realised her whole life was a lie.
  • Mel has sat 3 seats away from Oprah Winfrey at the broadway show, ‘The Colour Purple’, and could barely breathe the entire show.
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