Tabitha could have been a lawyer. Or a doctor. Just ask her parents.
But she dropped out of law school and left her hometown of Hobart, Tasmania, in pursuit of a more theatrical life.
Tabitha's offbeat, intimate and highly physical approach to theatre making has seen her through many roles on and off stage. Her writing includes Duckpond (Thirty Five Square and Old 505 Theatre), House on Fire, and her autobiographical cabaret A Westerner’s Guide to the Opium Wars (Thirty Five Square and Kings X Theatre; The Blue Room Theatre). She was part of the KXT/bAKEHOUSE Step Up Team 2018, and is the founder of indie theatre company Thirty Five Square.
As an actor, she has performed with Ninefold Ensemble, Pinchgut Opera, and with many writers and directors in new work development.
In addition to producing her own work, Tabitha was a producer on Leaves in its Australian premiere (Some Company), Red Cross (Arrive. Devise. Repeat.), I Hate You My Mother (assistant producer, Real Harpy and White Box Theatre with Red Line Productions), and MinusOneSister (assistant producer, Stories Like These for Griffin Independent).
Beyond the traditional theatre sphere, Tabitha brings storytelling and performance skills to businesses and organisations looking to cultivate better customer service and employee relationships. She has facilitated workshops with Ovolo Hotels, and been involved as an actor with Corporate Actors Australia. With Thirty Five Square, she aims to inspire playful thinking, discussion and problem-solving through art.
Tabitha has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Performance from the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art.