VIMH’s co-artistic directors: Liv Satchell and Julian Dibley-Hall

Liv Satchell

Liv Satchell is a theatre-maker, writer, and dramaturg trained at the VCA (Directing) and the University of Sydney. Her practice focuses on community development for emerging artists, new writing development, and producing original work through her company VIMH. Her plays include I sat and waited but you were gone too long (La Mama Explorations) and my sister feather (La Mama Courthouse 2018) and let bleeding girls lie (scheduled for 2020 production). I sat and waited but you were gone too long was showcased at Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival in 2016 and her plays have been variously shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights, the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, the Max Afford Playwrights Award, and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. She was nominated for Best Director at the 2019 Green Room Awards for my sister feather.  She co-founded Melbourne monthly performance program Small and Loud, which is now in residence at The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne. 

Julian Dibley-Hall

Julian is an actor, theatre-maker, dramaturg and producer trained at the VCA (Theatre Practice) and ATYP. He has a strong passion for developing and performing new writing for theatre. 

His theatre performance credits include Lifetime Guarantee (dir. John Sheedy, Theatre Works), Bucks (or A Bag of D*cks) (Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017, Bad Ducks Co.), Florida (dir. Zachary Dunbar, La Mama), Much Ado About Nothing (dir. Alister Smith/Tony Smith, VCA) which toured to the Folkwang International Shakespeare Festival in Essen, No End of Blame (dir. Bridget Balodis, VCA),  The Cherry Orchard (dir. Melanie Beddie, VCA), Side: Effect (dir. Tobias Manderson-Gavin, MKA), The Pillowman (dir. Luke Rogers, New Theatre), and Human Resources (dir. Kate Gaul, Siren Theatre Co.).

His screen credits include ‘All Saints’, ‘Search for Treasure Island’ and the short film ‘Lure’. He was the 2016 recipient of the VCA Cassidy Bequest Scholarship for Theatre. 

In 2018, he was a Theatreworks Associate Artist and assistant-directed Polygraph (dir. Tanya Gerstle, Theatreworks) and Broken (dir. Susie Dee, fortyfivedownstairs). Julian has been a proud member of Equity since 1999.