The Weft in the Weave
We are a creative collective dedicated to generating, producing and curating works of art. We seek to weave together our varied artistic interests in order to create an electrifying fabric which surprises ourselves and our audiences. Our backgrounds in ensemble based physical theatre and the visual arts have led us to many unique opportunities and collaborations with a diverse group of artists and theatrical companies. In addition to the work we devise as a collective, we aim to collaborate with other artistic teams or individuals to dream up cutting edge works, invent extraordinary pathways for expression and to inject new life into traditional artistic mediums. We are also a Member of the Network of Ensemble theaters (NET). Follow us on Instagram .
From a young age Julie Richardson dreamed of flying through the air with the greatest of ease on a flying trapeze. She was terrible at it. It led her to circus theatre however, and after dusting off her chalky wrists she has spent the last ten years on the road as part of the creative team of the two time Olivier Award winning show La Soirée, formerly known as La Clique. Debuting to a delighted Edinburgh audience in the Famous Spiegeltent in 2004 that show has since toured the world to sold out standing ovations from the West End to Broadway, Paris to Montreal and Melbourne to Dublin. She was the Resident Director of Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Most recently she was Associate Director for the Swiss Nouveau Cirque Production Wings in my Heart in Zurich and Edinburgh.
Darren moved from Australia to Las Vegas in 2010 and was the Resident Director of Human Nature's The Motown Show at The Venetian and Spiegelworld's much acclaimed production Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. inside The Cosmopolitan. Darren graduated with a BA in Acting from the Queensland University of Technology in 1998 and has worked extensively with most of Australia's major theatre companies including Company B Belvoir (Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2000 Feet Away, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), Griffin Theatre Company (Tender, The Night Heron, The Lord of the Flies), The Bell Shakespeare Company (Pericles, Hamlet, Shakespeare’s R&J), Theatre of Image (Lulie the Iceberg) and The Sydney Theatre Company (Volpone, Summer Rain) where he most notably performed the role of Ray Dooley in Tony Award winning director, Garry Hynes' Production of Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane which toured nationally to sold out houses. Since moving to Vegas he has appeared in Nevada Conservatory Theatre's The Hound of the Baskervilles as Sherlock Holmes and To Kill a Mockingbird as Atticus Finch, John Patrick Shandley's Doubt for The Las Vegas Little Theatre, A Midsummer Nights Dream and The Wizard of Oz for The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company. In 2011 he became the first actor in the world to play the controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in Ron Elisha’s Stainless Steel Rat in both the Sydney and London productions. He also co-wrote and performed in a successful adaptation of Giovanni Boccacio’s The Decameron for The Old Fitzroy Theatre in Sydney. For Television, he was one of the lead cast members in the 11 part sketch comedy series Double Take for Freemantle Media and Channel 7 and has appeared in guest roles for many Australian broadcast network shows.
Brilliant, talented, funny. Lives in NYC
Maite Mejean, Operations Team. Maïté was born and raised in the south of France and as a kid she was always dancing and spending her entire summer in the pool. That is how in 2000 she started synchronized swimming and joined the best club of France in Aix en Provence. She moved to Paris in 2009 to train with the National team and competed in many European championships, World championships and was part of the French duet for the Olympics in 2012 in London. During this time she graduated in communication studies. In 2013, she moved to Las Vegas to perform in the show Le Rêve - The Dream at the Wynn hotel to explore her passion in a different way. She also studied event and wedding planning in Las Vegas. Passionate about outdoor activities, traveling, Maïté is always discovering new adventures.
Sommre Phillips. Our amazing and talented intern. Las Vegas Academy of the Arts graduate. Currently attends Copper Union in NYC.