ABOUT

Established in 2015 by Goldele Rayment, Company of Rogues is an arts partnership dedicated to exploring, developing, and discovering great independent theatre.

From narrative-driven one-handers that captivate, to musical productions that delight, and collaborations that bring us new opportunities and innovative original experiences, ‘The Rogues’ follow their creative impulses into exciting theatrical adventures.

PEOPLE

Robbi James – Executive Creative Producer

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He has been The Rogues’ producer since 2017 when he joined the company to take Gina Schien’s Morgan Stern to the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

From a decade of professional performance in his youth to formal study of the field at university his passion for creative production and audience engagement has fueled a career spanning media, business development, marketing and comms & project management.

Robbi is a graduate of Western Sydney University and completed his Masters in Arts Management at the Sydney Opera House with the Australian Institute of Music. He is currently the Marketing and Engagement Coordinator for Critical Stages Touring, Australia’s national touring theatre company.

Erica Lovell – Executive Creative Producer

Erica studied English Literature, Media & Communications, and Theatre & Performance Studies at UNSW, where she graduated with Distinction. At UNSW, Erica performed in Clare Grant’s Everyone Was There & Carla Cooked, and wrote her first piece for theatre, Ophelia Likes Her Tea Black. She won the 2010 Act Now Play Now creative youth competition in the microfiction section for her piece Lucky Will. She trained in devising for theatre through the imPACT Youth Ensemble.

As an actor, Erica’s career highlights include playing Amy March in Little Women (Kookaburra National Musical Theatre Company), Fredrieka Armfield in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia) Martha in Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company), Deb in Ordinary Days (Squabbalogic/Darlinghurst Theatre company), Bitch in Great Falls, Zelda in Happiness, Gail in A Conversation (Ensemble Theatre Company), Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice (Sport for Jove).

In 2018 Erica joined The Rogues to direct Boy Out of the Country by Felix Nobis, which premiered at the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival. Since then Erica has joined the core company team to produce the 2019 season, including directing the company’s Sydney Fringe work Gravity Guts, and the remount of Boy Out of the Country at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre.

HISTORY

Goldele Rayment – Founder

Goldele is a Director, Dramaturg and Teaching Artist, and the founding artist of Company of Rogues. Goldele founded the company solo in 2015 and served as Artistic Director until 2019. She directed all but 2 of the company’s productions during this time.

Goldele came to The Rogues with experience working with some of Sydney’s most innovative and passionate theatre makers, including Milk Crate Theatre, Zen Zen Zo, Shopfront Youth Arts and Back to Back.

Goldele’s care, drive and passion will always be at the heart of The Rogues. Her dedication to diversity, mental health awareness and care for the creatives on our projects will be a part of our activities well into the future.

If you would like to get in touch with Goldele through Company of Rogues please message us via social media or our contact us page.