meet the team
Dr. Sarah Courtis
Co-founder and Business Manager. Writer and purveyor of lists and all things organisational.
An academic as well as a creative practitioner, she has a great love of all things Tolkien and Middle Earth, with her recently conferred doctoral thesis examining the lyric in musical theatre. Sarah has also worked professionally as an actor, director, and stage manager both in Australia and abroad.
She can usually be found with a bubble tea in hand, writing or marking whilst listening to musical theatre soundtracks, and is a regular guest on The Cinema Catch-Up Club Podcast.
Founder and creator of
Thought Jar Productions.
Avid pun maker and ideas man.
Since completing a degree in media studies, Stephen has gone on to become a professional role-player and improviser, and an award winning writer for the stage.
Stephen is also the reigning champion of TOD Talks (an improvised version of TED Talks), a member of The Big Hoo Haa!, and in his spare time is completing a PhD examining science fiction theatre. He is also the host of our weekly podcast series, The Cinema Catch-Up Club and The Funny Old Game.
Co-founder and General Manager. Overseer of online content, social media and fonts.
After initially training as a dancer, Ellin now wears many different hats in her work as an educator, choreographer, and as a performer for stage and screen.
Her doctoral studies examined the subversion of audience and genre expectations using musical theatre dance. She is obsessed with tea, elephants, typography, and the colour pink, and has a wardrobe that runs the gamut from vintage hats and gloves to rainbow striped dance pants. She is also a regular guest on The Cinema Catch-Up Club Podcast.