Justin Nott is a MELBOURNE BASED theatre-makeR
Justin’s recent works have focused on exploring the post-dramatic form with a strong emphasis on experimentation in performance, while investigating modes of immersive theatre, genre subversion and socio-political agitation. His recent directing credits include Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Devoted: A New Musical for Midsumma Festival, Blindness for Mudfest and Melbourne Fringe 2013. With over ten years of experience in the arts and theatre, Justin also founded Theatre Incubator in 2009 and guerrilla theatre group Backyard Bandits in 2013, directing their underground performance The Secret Spectacular in a suburban Melbourne backyard. In 2011 Justin was Festival Director for Mudfest, Australia's largest student arts and culture festival.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Arts - Media & Communications from the University of Melbourne and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Directing) from the Victorian College of the Arts for which he received the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for excellence in his year.
In 2015, Justin collaborated with director Cathy Hunt in association with La Mama, AMES Australia and the Victorian Government to deliver drama workshops for new migrants and refugees, devising a new work for performance at the La Mama Courthouse and the Walker St Gallery. The program will continue with Justin and Cathy in 2016. He was selected to work with the Melbourne Theatre Company on the Cybec Electric new play development program in 2015 and 2016, working firstly with director Sarah Giles and writer Tobias Manderson-Galvin on his work, The Unknown Man on Somerton Beach, and Luke Kerridge and Bridget Mackie on her play The Exact Dimensions of Hell. He is currently working with the Malthouse Theatre in the Provocateurs program, engaging with local and international artists in creating conversations around theatre and performance within the Melbourne community.
In 2017, Justin toured his Miley Cyrus psycho-trash bio, Can't Be Tamed to Adelaide Fringe after selling out shows in Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016, and presented Human Error, a new play by Angus Cameron, in collaboration with Bakers Dozen Theatre.