In 2016, we asked some of the country's leading artists, advocates and performers to wave the flag of Fringe as our Ambassadors. Each one was chosen not just for their incredible skill as artists but because they use their place and their passion to push the boundaries and drive change.
Yael Stone has shot to fame in the USA Netflix show Orange Is The New Black. Sydneysiders will remember her incredibly brave performances on stage in Dairy Of A Madman opposite Geoffery Rush for Company B and Stoning Mary at Griffin Theatre. She is also co-founder of The Cannery. Working from a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the company supports new writing and innovative, creative exploits.
Elana Stone is a pint-sized songstress with a voice that defies her stature. She has toured with almost every notable musician in the Country. A founding member of the all girl group All Our Exes Live In Texas, Elana was named Best Jazz Artist at the Musicoz Awards in 2004 and won a National Jazz Award at the 2005 Wangaratta Jazz Festival.
We're thrilled that Elana will be curating our launch event for OFF BROADWAY this Fringe.
Jake Stone is a music industry journalist, performer and songwriter. He was the singer and songwriter for platinum winning band Bluejuice who received a number of ARIA nominations and recorded the highest ever plays on Australia's alternative radio broadcaster Triple J for our debut single 'Vitriol'. He has hosted late night and breakfast programs of new music and talkback on Triple J, and been a regular guest on the ABC news and current affairs show HACK.
Legendary Australian actress Camilla Ah Kin has performed in film, television and theatre for the past twenty years. Including Holding The Man, Jump For Jordan, Small Poppies, Ali & the Ball, Rake, Stupid Stupid Man and most recently joining the cast of Here Come the Habibis. A fierce advocate for artists and the Industrial Organiser for MEAA, Camilla fights the good fight with inspirational grace and understated talent of the kind not often seen.
Currently a host of SBS Radio’s PopDesi Brown splits his time between LA, India and Australia working as an actor, singer, writer and composer. In 2004 Brown was a recipient of The Mike Walsh Fellowship and travelled to India, Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Rome studying multiculturalism in theatre, film and television. As part of the fellowship, while in London Brown had an internship with the British Indian Theatre Company – Tamasha Theatre where he began honing his writing skills.
Brown is passionate about addressing inequality, specifically the role of multicultural representation in the media.