Meet the Artists
Co-founders of Threshold, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood collaborate with a team of world-class artists, including visual and installation artists, art therapists, psychologists, composers, sound designers, digital gurus and technical wizards to create unique and interactive theatrical experiences.
Since launching in 2019, Threshold’s work has been experienced by thousands of people in homes across Australia and the world.
More about Sarah Lockwood
Sarah Lockwood is a theatre maker, performer, producer and civil celebrant interested in ritual and performance. For the past 10 years, she has been the Creative Producer of Drop Bear Theatre, creating immersive theatre work for families. Their performance installation Rain was created at Artplay, and has toured for the last 10 years including to Hong Kong, Macao and Lincoln Center USA. In 2019 Sarah founded Threshold with Tahli Corin. Threshold create experiences that invite people to connect more deeply with each other.
More about Carolyn Bechervaise
Carolyn Bechervaise is a performer and teaching artist. She was a founding member of Drop Bear Theatre from 2006-2020 where she developed a number of touring works for families including The Magic Hat, Alexander and the Robot Maid and Angry Harriet. She collaborated with Edwina Cordingley and The Seam to create RAIN in 2012, and has toured the work nationally and internationally. Her collaboration with Zoë Barry and The Seam involves the creation of two more immersive installations for families ‘The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things’ and ‘Dig’ for toddlers. Her teaching artistry with students ages 3-12 informs her everyday creative practice.
More about THE SEAM...
THE SEAM are a collective of four artists exploring experiential and collaborative inquiry processes. Their shared creative practice weaves everyday experience into rich multi-sensory work. They are interested in the subjective and relational space and how art can move fluidly around it to express, inspire and challenge. Since 2011 they've worked across installation, photo-media and site-responsive performative projects. Their work is informed by their diverse arts backgrounds, as well as by creative arts inquiry studies at MIECAT Institute, Melbourne. Recent projects include Classical Mechanics for the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) Spiritous Program, Bodies At Rest (Open Spaces, ACF), and various interdisciplinary collaborations including with The Letter String Quartet and ArtPlay Melbourne. Their second collaboration with Drop Bear Theatre and Zoë Barry, The Boy Who Loved Tiny Things, premiered at Royal Gardens Victoria in January 2018, and their work for toddlers, Dig, is currently in its final stages of development. The Seam is artists Nikita Hederics, Mardi Thorpe, Liz Francis and Alicia Stafford. Their work is informed by creative arts inquiry studies at MIECAT Institute, Melbourne.
More about Sophie Kurylowicz...
Sophie Kurylowicz graduated from NIDA in 2007 and is a Theatre Lighting Designer, Programmer and Production Manager. She now lectures full time in Design for Theatre and Television at Charles Sturt University as well aslighting designing and production managing theatre and film. Sophie has worked for Drop Bear Theatre as Lighting Designer and Production Manager on Aleksander and the Robot Maid and The Magic Hat. Her favourite gel is L714.
More about Edwina Cordingley...
Edwina Cordingley is a mum who loves introducing children (including her own) to the wonders of music. Originally from sunny Adelaide, she graduated with first class honours from the Elder Conservatorium of Music before winning a scholarship to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In Australia Edwina plays for numerous ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Internationally she has toured Europe with the raEnglish Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. Edwina is a passionate educator and loves inspiring and enthusing children to unlock the delights of music.
More about Zoë Barry...
Zoë Barry is an award-winning cellist, composer, theatre maker and educator. Her practice is devised and collaborative, drawing on composition, sound design, writing, performing and directing. Her work explores liminal spaces, the politics of slowness, repetition, noticing, the void, disturbance and amplifying quiet voices.
Zoë is a member of The Letter String Quartet and Iranian trio Dafta Avaal, and records and performs regularly with a wide range of ensembles and bands. She composes for theatre, dance, film, ensembles and gallery commissions. Zoë has a relational practice with The Seam and Threshold, creating immersive installation/theatre works for multigenerational audiences, and audio-led works for the digital space. She is currently creating a solo work about lightning and mesmerism through Arts House’ CultureLab and The Lucid Art Foundation. Zoë is the recipient of the 2021 Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Of The Year Award for her work with Harmony in Strings at Sacred Heart Primary.