Young, lively, and imbued with a feeling of magic.
— Rima Sabina Aouf, concrete playground

Our Mission.


bAKEHOUSE is an independent Sydney-based theatre company producing work that showcases new voices. On 15 productions we have provided opportunities for over 150 emerging and established artists. We have provided opportunities for over 100 culturally and linguistically diverse artists. We have staged world and Australian premiere productions of new African, Asian, Islamic and Indigenous work. And in 2016 we're working on 3 new cultural projects, all of them Australian or world premieres.

Our Team

SUZANNE MILLAR is Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE. Recent directing credits: Black Jesus (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre); The Ishmael Club (Old Fitz); His Mother’s Voice (ATYP Selects); Two Chairs (CRACK! & ATYP); Junction (NIDA & TRS); A Land Beyond the River (NIDA & TRS); Coup d’Etat (Riverside Theatres, NIDA, TRS); her holiness (Seymour Centre & Riverside Theatres). In 2013 Suzanne worked with Red Leap Theatre in New Zealand on the development of their production Sea. Suzanne is the founder and facilitator of bACE Mumbai, established in 2014, working with award winning NGO Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) to establish an arts program in Kamathipura, and build an artist’s exchange between Sydney & Mumbai. She is currently working with Hindi Playwright Purva Naresh and Sydney Playwright Katie Pollock on the bAKEHOUSE commissioned work, Jatinga, to be staged in India and Australia in 2017. In 2015 Suzanne worked at Park theatre, London, on the development of Justin Fleming’s new play Dresden.


JOHN HARRISON is Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE. Directing credits include Visiting Hours for bAKEHOUSE and Vivid Sydney; Great Expectations (ATYP Under The Wharf); and in 2014 he directed the development showing of His Dark Materials, to be produced in 2017. Producing credits include Black Jesus (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre); The Ishmael Club (Old Fitz); His Mother’s Voice (ATYP Selects); the StoryLines Festivals in 2009 and 2012; Metamorphoses (bAKEHOUSE & Apocalypse at PACT); her holiness (Seymour Centre); Coup d’Etat (Riverside Theatres & Parade Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Zenith Theatre).

ANDREW MCMARTIN is the Production Manager and resident Stage Manager for bAKEHOUSE as well as the Venue Operations Manager at KXT. He has worked as a Stage Manager and Venue Manager in Australia and the UK. Andrew’s Stage management credits with bAKEHOUSE include Black Jesus (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre); The Ishmael Club (Old Fitz); His Mother’s Voice (ATYP Selects); Love Field (TAP Gallery), and the development showings of Two Chairs and His Dark Materials. Other credits include Encore Vocal Group, Songs from the Heart and the Blue Moon Festival. As a venue and event manager he has worked at the Sydney Festival, Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Film Festival and Tropfest.

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