Perth based company Static Drive Co was cofounded by Timothy Green, Samantha Nerida & Haydon Wilson in 2017. These three interdisciplinary theatre makers are dedicated to investigating what’s next for performance in Perth. Static Drive Co is concerned with the creation of contemporary work that integrates movement and technology in new and exciting ways.
Haydon Wilson is a performer and performance maker based in Perth, Western Australia. He graduated from WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts course in 2015. Since then Haydon has worked as a deviser and performer across a range of projects and works with Camp Quality as a puppeteer through their school education program. In 2018 he made his directorial debut with Night Sweats, Static Drive’s first work, presented at The Blue Room Theatre as part of the Summer Nights Program. Some of his recent performances include Hive Mind (Rorschach Beast), Arteries by Ancestry (FUGUE), Jumping the Shark Fantastic (Malcolm Whittaker), Well Mannered (Samantha Maclean and Haydon Wilson) and recently participated in a series of Post Dramatic Theatre workshops with Daniel Schlusser (Winter Nights).
Samantha Nerida is a performance maker and creative producer, the Producer of Static Drive Co, and a graduate from WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts. They work full time for The Blue Room Theatre as the Associate Producer, as well as maintaining their independent practice. Most recently they co-directed and produced Tissue (Static Drive Co) for the Subiaco Independent Theatre Festival. They are currently participating in Australian Theatre for Young People’s Fresh Ink writing program with Barking Gecko, and attended their National Studio in 2017. Their recent producing credits include Night Sweats (Static Drive Co), Tunes from the Roadside (Lindstedt & Davies) and Arteries by Ancestry (FUGUE), and Samantha directed and wrote directed Well Mannered (2017).
Timothy Green is an interdisciplinary collaborator, performer, & director. A graduate of WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts (2015), and a founding member of Static Drive Co, in 2018 Tim created and performed Night Sweats (Static Drive Co), co-directed Tissue (Static Drive Co), and collaborated on Hiro (Samantha Chester). In the coming months Tim will be working on The House on The Hill (WAAPA) and performing in Sunset (STRUT Dance, Maxine Doyle (UK), Perth Festival, 2019). Other recent projects include residencies with pvi collective (2017) and Arteles Creative Center, Finland (2017), co-directing and co-writing Tissue (Static Drive Co, 2016) and The Astronaut (Samantha Chester, 2016).