We find new ways to make shared experiences by mixing theatre and tech. We are writers, coders, performers, designers, directors and tinkerers working with mixed methods of creation, such as the use of location-based services to augmented reality to new writing and script development. We tease out a tension between the new and the old to create meaningful experiences for audiences and artists alike. We work from Burramattugal Country in Parramatta, Australia. If you’d like to have a chat about our work, something you’re dreaming up or if you require tech support connected to one of our experiences, please get in touch on hello[at]operatedcoin.com.

Studio Team

Director: Nick Atkins
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About Nick

Nick has held senior artistic and advocacy roles within small to medium arts organisations. This includes as director, new work for Q Theatre, chair of Theatre Network NSW, member of Create NSW’s Artform Advisory Board (Theatre), co-artistic director of Crack Theatre Festival (TiNA) and board member of PACT. He has completed cultural fellowships for the City of Parramatta, Create NSW and has been an artist in residence with Bundanon, UNSW, Centre D’Art Marnay Sur-Seine (France) and NES Artist Residency (Iceland). He is currently completing a practice-based PhD program with the Creativity and Cognition Studios (UTS).

Creative Technologist: Robert Polmear

About Robert

Robert is a creative technologist with a decade of experience in design within media and startup sectors. He has worked on innovative projects such as ‘Message Bank’, showcased at the 2023 Sydney Festival, and ‘Wigram St’, a unique blending of location-based audio and augmented reality. His work continually explores the intersection of creativity and technology to deliver engaging digital experiences.

Associate Producer: Monikka Eliah

About Monikka

Monikka Eliah is an Assyrian writer based in Fairfield. She has participated in various theatre and screenwriting programs including National Theatre of Parramatta’s Page to Stage program, CuriousWorks Breakthrough Screen Writing Program, Co-curious and Netflix’s On The Brightside Program and STC’s Rough Draft. She is currently a member of the STC Emerging Writers Group. Her work has been published in SBS Voices, Meanjin, Runway Journal, Southerly, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Roots Anthology and The Saturday Paper. She has received the Southlands Breakthrough Award 2018, Wheeler Centre Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship 2020, Australia Council Resilience Grant 2021 and Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Award 2022.

Photo Credit: Anna Kucera

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