Artistic Team

The Blue Roo artistic team is a passionate group of skilled individuals within the performing arts arena. While working with the performers to develop skills needed to participate in this creative environment, they are motivated to collaborate with and share performer stories to enrich lives.

LUKE SCOTT

Musical Director and Creative Director (Chasing Rainbows)

Cert IV in Disability, Electronic Music Production Cert III, Auslan 1 & 2 (Deaf Services Queensland)

Luke brings over 25 years of experience in composition, coupled with over 10 years of working within the disability sector. Luke’s high energy personality is counterpoint to his ability to relate with the actors,

guiding them to reach beyond their potential musically. With an ability to think outside the box, Luke is determined to make the Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. musical experience as inclusive as possible for all participants.

SIMONE DE HAAS

Artistic Director (‘Tis The Season)

Gold Matilda Award-winning Producer, Artistic Director and Actor.

Simone’s critically acclaimed, creative capacities move effortlessly between the stage, the digital world and the boardroom.

Whether singing, directing, telling quirky leadership stories or displaying the power of creative improvisation, Simone brings extraordinary insights into the new world that is evolving. Her unique and diverse portfolio of work creates a strong platform for developing transformational leaders. Simone is a highly sought-after inspirational and insightful coach and mentor.

She speaks internationally on Exceptionality™ and Stagecraft & Storytelling. Simone has worked as a Lecturer at Griffith University (Qld Conservatorium) and Queensland University of Technology in Acting for Musical Theatre and Performance Studies, and as Guest Director for the Opera Studio at the University of Southern Queensland.

BRIAN LUCAS

Associate Movement Director

MChor, Grad Dip Chor, Assoc Dip Perf Arts, Cert IV Train & Assess

Brian is a Brisbane-based performer, choreographer, director, teacher, writer and arts-advocate whose career spans nearly 40 years.

Trained in both dance and theatre, he has a national reputation for creating and performing provocative, powerful and intelligent works that bridge the divide between the two forms.

Since 1995, he has created a number of critically and publicly acclaimed full-length solo works. Brian has worked with many of Australia’s and the world’s most well-known performance-makers and presenters.

LEXY SUTTOR

Artistic Consultant

BAdSc (Molecular Genetics, Hons), GCertBusAdmin, BFA (Film, Screen and New Media)

Lexy is an emerging filmmaker with a passion for finding the heart in real stories and making them personal to an audience.

She has experience as a Producer, Director, Writer, Vision and Sound Editor and Camera Operator for short-form film and television and, was Supervising Producer for the From Home: Web Series (a series of 8 digital, short-form documentaries).

Lexy comes to the creative arts industry from a unique background in scientific research and software engineering. Her hobbies include singing and acting, and she has been involved with various community arts organisations including Queensland Show Choir and Growl Theatre.