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 performance maker and performer based in Perth, Western Australia. He graduated from WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts course in 2015 and has since worked across a variety of projects as a deviser and performer. Haydon is a co-founding member of Static Drive Co. and in 2018 made his directorial debut with Night Sweats, Static Drive’s first work, presented at The Blue Room Theatre, and has directed work as part of WAYTCO’s play generator. Haydon works as a puppeteer with Camp Quality as part of their School Education Program as well as a Production Coordinator for a Perth based company that delivers safety and culture training to industry. Some of his recent performance credits include Private Function (Static Drive), Penthouse (Lazy Yarns), Hive Mind (Rorschach Beast), Arteries by Ancestry (FUGUE) and Jumping the Shark Fantastic (Malcolm Whittaker). Haydon is currently developing Whoops and Daisy (Winter Nights/Barking Gecko), an interactive work for children with diverse access requirements and is about to perform in The 91-Storey Treehouse adapted from the Andy Griffiths book.
Sam Nerida is a theatre maker, producer, and award winning playwright, working and living in Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. They are currently developing participatory children’s work ‘Whoops and Daisy’ through The Blue Room Theatre and Barking Gecko, and directing ‘The Jellyman’ (Rhiannon Petersen). Sam is the producer and co-founder of Static Drive Co, a Digital Puppeteer at Murdoch University, and an arts educator for young people; Sam is the Drama Mentor at All Saints College, and a teaching artist with WA Youth Theatre Company. Sam was a 2020 KISS Club Artist and Perth Festival Lab participant, as well as a 2019 Black Swan Emerging Writers Group playwright. In 2020 Sam was commissioned by Playwriting Australia to contribute to their COVID Anthology ‘Dear Australia’, and their play ‘See You Next Tuesday’ was awarded the inaugural award for Best New Writing by The Blue Room Theatre, as well as Best New Work and Best Independent Production at the PAWA Awards.
Timothy Green is an interdisciplinary performance maker, director and award-winning marketing coordinator. He is a co-founder of Static Drive Co, and is currently undertaking an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London, UK). Tim has lectured sessionally at WAAPA in theatre making and marketing (2019), and coordinated youth theatre workshops for both Barking Gecko (2017) and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (2016). Upcoming projects include co-creating and performing ‘The Golem’ (Humphrey Bower and Timothy Green) and devising dance in a development of ‘Equations of a Falling Body’ (Laura Boynes). In 2019 Tim performed in ‘SUNSET’ (Perth Festival), ‘Private Function’ (Static Drive Co.), and ‘The Apparatus’ (Humphrey Bower). Tim is a graduate of WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts, majoring in Performance Making (2015).