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Artist/ Arts & Culture Development Officer
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Alysha Herrmann is a proud parent and regional artist working across disciplines in the arts, community development, health, education and social justice to develop work, which respects and enriches her community.
Alysha is a playwright, poet, director, performer and facilitator and was an inaugural Australia Council JUMP Mentee in 2010. Having once been a devout ëarts haterí, Alysha is now a passionate and dedicated advocate for the importance of arts and creative expression in building the resilience and capacity of individuals and communities.
In 2012 Alysha has been completing a creative writing mentorship with award winning playwright Caleb Lewis to develop her new play ëDay the Rain Startedí and participating in JUTE Theatre Companyís Enter Stage Write Program developing her play ëSafe Havení with dramaturg Peter Matheson. She also spent the early half of 2012 as the Poet in Residence at Sprouts CafÈ as part of Australian Poetryís CafÈ Poets Program alongside touring her Independent community arts performance project PressureLands as part of Adelaide Fringe in March.
Other recent projects include: LetterBanks (Curator/Concept) & 160 Characters (Curator/Director) with Riverland Youth Theatre, Independent Devised Movement Work - Torn (Performer), Independent Short Film - Square Numbers (Director/Concept), The Trees (Writer) performed by Urban Myth Theatre of Youth (Adelaide) & Canberra Youth Theatre.
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