Solomon Thomas and Kirby Medway
SOLOMON THOMAS is a theatre maker and performer currently situated in Sydney. He explores the intersection between the physical and digital in theatre, experimenting with how theatre and film can co-exist in a live context. He works as a performer, puppeteer, theatre maker and video designer and is driven by how these practices meet formally. He graduated with BCA Honours in Performance from the University of Wollongong in 2013 and for the past seven years has been actively engaged in creating and performing work for both independent and main stage theatre. He is a core member of re:group performance collective, Monday Night Cards and Woodcourt Art Theatre. His collaborations include ‘Jackson! Le Diner Est Pret!’ (Woodcourt Art Theatre, 2013), ‘The Encounter’ (Adelaide Fringe, 2014; La Mama, 2016), ‘Lovely’ (PACT, 2015), ‘Tom William Mitchell’ (Woodcourt Art Theatre, 2017; Merrigong, 2018), ‘Kraken Play’ (Crack Theatre Festival, 2017), ‘Spacejunk’ (Sydney Observatory, 2018), ‘Lifestyles of the Richard and Family’ (Next Wave, 2018), ‘Return to Escape From Woomera’ (Liveworks, 2018) and Harriet Gillies and Xanthe Dobbie’s ‘Pleasuredome’ (Sydney Festival, 2021). Solomon has worked as a performer on Nick Cave’s ‘Heard’ (Carriageworks, 2016), My Darling Patricia’s ‘The Piper’ (Sydney Festival, 2014; Edinburgh Fringe, 2015) and in development with Branch Nebula, Applespiel, Studio A, Chiara Guidi and Erth. Solomon is currently an artist with Erth Visual & Physical Inc. (2014-19) and has toured with them throughout the UK, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan.