Verity Higgins

Verity Higgins has worked as a director, actor, project co-coordinator, and teacher in performing arts since graduating from the VCA. In 2005 Verity worked in the UK as Assistant Director for North Country Theatre. During this time, she assisted with the development and direction of a large-scale outdoor community play Last Dance of a Dalesman. On returning to Australia she took up a position with Regional Arts Victoria, based in Ballarat, coordinating a wide range of projects including, the creation of a large platypus geoglyph on the then dry bed of lake Wendouree for the state-wide Fresh & Salty project working with artists and Indigenous youth, a documentary, At The Coalface, about the role of arts in recovery following the bushfires of 2009, two youth theatre projects as part of VicHealth’s LEAP program GRIT 1&2 , and the Central Highlands Virtual Choir project. Her independently produced documentary about a community choir The Big Sing, was acquired and broadcast on the ABC in 2010. In 2011 Verity spent three months in the Upper Hunter directing a new play, Shift, for Arts Upper Hunter about the impact of mining in the region. Since returning to freelance work at the end of 2013 Verity has worked as a freelance director, actor & producer. Her theatre work The Freda Experience, about pioneering Australian mountaineer Freda du Faur, had sell out seasons at both the Castlemaine State Festival and NatiFrinj in 2015. In late 2014, she started working part time for ACT-Natimuk as the Made in Natimuk producer.

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Fresh and SaltyThe Freda Experience