Tony Kishawi is a highly trained and diversely experienced Artistic Director / Producer and Teacher with more than 40 years of demonstrated initiatives and commitment to the world of Theatre throughout Australia and Great Britain. My extensive training in Australia and Europe, career performances, teaching and directing reflect various interests and skills, with an over-riding passion for Object Theatre and Commedia DellʼArte. Other areas of expertise include Physical Theatre, Drama and Play Building, Improvisation for performance and broad-based involvement in Community Theatre Nationally but recently in Brisbane and Noosa, now my hometown.
The years 2014 & 2016 have seen the continuation of busy schedules with a combination of commitments in Direction, Production, Performance and Project Management, Teaching, Mentoring & University Lecturing NIDA (summer program), VCA, QUT, USC and CQU.
As a highly creative, energetic and quality-based performer/director, I emphasise collaborative involvement and practical interpersonal and strong communication abilities, having worked successfully with individuals from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and levels of authority. I am a published Author, ‘Teaching Commedia Dell’Arte’.