Event & Holiday Program Co-ordinator/Teacher
Bachelor of Education
Arwen has been teaching at Theatre Bugs since the beginning of 2005. She is a qualified teacher with a degree in Education.
In addition to teaching at Theatre Bugs, Arwen has taught children in kindergarten through to year 12 in various schools including Hallett Cove, Yankalillia, West Beach and Brighton. At these schools she produced a number of plays, rock eisteddford items and large scale school musicals.
In her Youth Arwen attended Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and also participated in NIDA short courses. She was also heavily involved in Adelaide Gang Show, performing on stage for many years and eventually becoming the Marketing Manager and a member of the Board for two years.
In 1998 Arwen co-developed Shattered Theatre Company with three other talented artists. She became Production Manager of the company as well as co-writing and performing in a number of productions.
Arwen is a passionate writer and has written many plays for Theatre Bugs, Primary Schools and Shattered Theatre Company. Highlights include Theatre Bug’s 2013 end of year show ‘Step Back in Time,’ the Show Bug productions of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Hat’ and the Cabaret Season production of ‘Peter Pan.’
As well as teaching classes, Arwen is part of the Theatre Bugs Management Team, working as the Production and Events Co-ordinator. She works tirelessly behind the scene of all our productions to ensure the students experience on stage is magical. Leading up to production time Arwen’s office becomes a colourful sight as she puts together, at times, over 100 costumes!
Arwen is passionate about teaching performing arts and enjoys the time she spends with her students each week developing and encouraging their confidence, imagination and a love for all things creative!