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MOIRA BLUMENTHAL

Founding Producer/Director

Moira has directed and produced mainstream theatre internationally since 1988.  Moira established and managed The Rosebank Theater in Johannesburg.  When emigrating to Sydney in 1996 she worked as a Production Consultant a the Seymour Centre for 8 years where she conceived and produced The Best of Independent Theatre program for four season.

 

She directed and co-produced with Shalom The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev, based on the novels by Chaim Potok; Coming to See Aunt Sophie by Arthur Feinsod and You will not Play Wagner by Victor Gordon. Timothy Daly’s The Man in the Attic was produced in 2018.

 

Other directing and producing credits include Falsettos, Oleanna, Ghetto, Into the Woods, Collected Stories, Amadeus, Skin Tight, Sweet Phoebe, Leaning Towards Infinity, Earl, The Shoehorn Sonata, It’s a Dad’s Thing, 

Mooi Street Moves, Pieter Dirk Uys’ Elections and Erections at the Sydney Opera House, Love,Loss and What I Wore, Bombshells, Address Unknown, A Woman in Black, and From Door to Door.

 

Moira has a Master of Arts in Cultural and Creative Practice from the University of Western Sydney.

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MICHAEL SHUR

Producer


Born in South Africa, Michael and wife Isabel have lived in Australia since 1980. 

After establishing a printing and office supply company, Michael and Isabel have supported numerous Communal activities locally, regionally and internationally. 


He was most active as President of the NSW Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Michael has been guiding at the Sydney Jewish Museum and through this network, began his association with Moira Blumenthal Productions, supporting plays ever since through Shalom. 

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ALEXIS FISHMAN

Producer

Primarily an actor and singer, Alexis is a graduate WAAPA. She was nominated for a Helpmann Award for her performance as 'Young Dusty' in Dusty, The Original Pop Diva, her first show after graduation. Alexis then went on to star in some of Australia’s biggest musicals including Shout! and the award winning Sydney premiere of Kiss of The Spiderwoman. Other credits include Urinetown, Closer, Troupers for the Sydney Theatre Company, The God Of Isaac for Moira Blumenthal Productions as well as plays at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Monkey Baa Theatre Company.

Alexis moved to to New York City in 2008 and performed extensively in cabaret and off-Broadway theatre. She is the creator of six solo cabaret shows including the award winning Club Gelbe Stern which debuted in Australia at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and in the US at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Other shows have been performed across Australia at the Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals, Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival, The Reginald Theatre, The Sound Lounge, Chapel Off Chapel, Sydney Jewish Museum, Ginger’s at the Oxford Hotel and Claire’s Kitchen. In New York, Alexis’ shows have been seen at 54 Below, Pangea, Laurie Beechman Theatre and City Winery as well as various venues in New Jersey, Ohio and Florida. Recent highlights include performing one of her newer shows, Amy Winehouse: Resurrected alongside Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse in New York City in May 2019.

Alexis splits her time between Sydney and New York and is proud to be part of the producing team at MBP.

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TIM MCGARRY

Resident Dramaturg

Passionate about interrogating, developing and devising new Australian work, Tim trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and works as a writer, director, dramaturge and a devising theatre maker. He is currently a commissioned writer for The Art House Wyong and Riverside Theatres, Parramatta to write a new play based on Colleen McCullough’s award-winning novel Tim. In 2019 Tim was commissioned by Queensland Theatre to create a theatre script based on Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe with the production premiering at the 2021 Brisbane Festival. Tim’s been commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) to write and direct a new work based on Margaret Wild’s There’s a Sea in My Bedroom, the Sydney Opera House to write and directed Music for the Dreaming and Sounds like Australia. He devised a new work for the SSO with Simon Tedeschi Who Needs A Conductor Anyway. 

Between 2005-2017 Tim was a Creative Director and Producer at Monkey Baa Theatre Company, one of Australia’s largest touring companies for young audiences, where he co-wrote and produced nearly 20 new Australian works. Tim directed multi award winning The Peasant Prince – The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer. He also enjoys a successful career as an actor, mostly recently performed in White Box’s The Campaign, Moira Blumenthal’s The God Of Isaac and Sport for Jove’s Cyrano De Bergerac.

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