Michael Piggot

Lecturer
BA (Hons), Dip.Ed. 

Email: Michael.Pigott@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4193

  • Biography

    Michael Pigott is fascinated by theatre in all its forms and works as a theatre maker, performer and teacher.

    As a performer his work includes, Cyrano de Bergerac (Sydney Theatre Company), Seeing Unseen (Co-devised- Old 505), All’s Well That Ends Well (Sport for Jove), The Twelfth Dawn (Co-Devised- 505 Productions); Twelfth Night (Sport For Jove); Ride (505 Productions); Woyzeck (Belvoir- B Sharp).

    As a director his work includes: Kinski and I (Winner of The Sydney Fringe Award 2014); Tell Me Again, (Old 505); The Young Tycoons (Eternity Playhouse/Darlinghurst Theatre): The Dysfunkshonalz (Darlinghurst Theatre); Once Under A Sky (Co-devised-Old Fitz, Brisbane Festival); La La Land (Darlinghurst Theatre); Pugilist Specialist (Darlinghurst Theatre); The Golden Ass (Belvoir-B Sharp); Meet the Candidates (Darlinghurst Theatre); Some Voices (The Lock Up), King Lear (Harlos Productions); The Doglogs (National Tour).

    As an educator he has run workshops and created programs for a variety of companies including: Four years as primary mentor on the ArtsLab residency program for emerging artists at Shopfront Theatre; designing and running workshops for Belvoir, Milkcrate Theatre and high schools across NSW; coordinating and teaching courses at Macquarie University, Sydney Theatre School and here at the University of Notre Dame Australia.

  • Teaching areas

    Australian Theatre
    Theatre For Social Change
    Theatre Crafts
    Theory and Practice of Modern Theatre

  • Original creative works

    Plays: 
    Waiting For Words- The Victorian College of Arts- Dir. Gareth Boylan
    Walking on Eggshells- first performed at the AGRFT, Ljubjania Slovenia, Dir. Nicholas Pickard

    As Co-Writer
    Seeing Unseen- Old 505 Theatre- Dir Gareth Boylan
    The Twelfth Dawn- Old 505 Theatre 
    Once Under A Sky- Old Fitzroy Theatre, Brisbane Festival- Dir Michael Pigott

  • Live performances

    As Director / Co-creator/ Co- Devisor
    Kinski and I - Sydney Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival- Co- Creators: CJ Johnson, David Stalley, Laura Turner.

    Once Under A Sky- Old Fitzroy Theatre & Brisbane Festival- Co- Creators: Freya Sant and Kate Sherman

    As Performer/Devisor
    Seeing Unseen- Old 505 Theatre- Devised by Gareth Boylan, Michael Cullen, Kerri Glasscock and Michael Pigott

    Twelfth Dawn- Old 505 Theatre- Devised by Gareth Boylan, Kerri Glasscock, Michael Pigott.

  • Awards

    Kinski and I- Sydney Fringe Festival Award 2014