Richard Vabre

Associate Artists
Lighting Design

MTC: The Colours, The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy (MIAF 09), The Water Carriers, On The Production of Monsters, Top Girls, What Rhymes With Cars and Girls, The Waiting Room, Lungs, John STC: School Dance BSSTC: Let The Right One In Malthouse Theatre: Autobiography of Red, Apples and Ladders, A Quarrelling Pair, A View of Concrete, The Black Swan of Trespass, Sleeping Beauty (Besen Family Artist Program), The Eisteddfod, La Douleur, Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, Another Lament, The Good Person of Szechuan, Gonzo, Wild Bore Belvoir Street Theatre: The Events, Back At The Dojo, Girl Asleep Windmill Theatre: School Dance, Fugitive, Girl Who Cried Wolf, Girl Asleep 45 Downstairs: Do Not Go Gentle, Café Scheherezade Victorian Opera: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Parrot Factory Darwin Festival: Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui Red Stitch: After Miss Julie, Motortown, Beyond The Neck, Stockholm, Herding Cats, Hir, Right Now Arena Theatre: Australian Marriage Act (Sydney Opera House and Fairfax Studio), Girl Who Cried Wolf (ASSITEJ, Sydney Opera House, Fairfax Studio), Starchaser, Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon. Stuck Pigs Squealing: The Black Swan of Tresspass, The Eisteddfod, Lally Katz and the Terrible Mysteries of the Volcano, night maybe, The Apocalypse Bear Trilogy, Back at The Dojo. NICA: We All Fall Down Ridiculismus: Give Me Your Love Polyglot Theatre: The Big Game (MIAF 08), Check Out!, City of Riddles, Separation Street, Cerita Anak Melbourne Workers Theatre: Diatribe, The Call. Full Tilt: Death In White Linen Rawcus Theatre: Sideshow, Not Yet Dead, Collisions (MIAF 05), Hunger (MIAF 07), The Heart Of Another is a Dark Forrest, Another Lament, Small Odysseys, Catalogue, Song For A Weary Throat Hit Productions: The Sum Of Us, Diving For Pearls Uninvited Guests: Smashed, The Man With The September Face (Full Tilt ’09), I Heart John McEnroe Aphids: Schallmachine 06. (MIAF 06), Music at Mount Egerton, Val Camonica (TILT ’07), Reel Music Festival The Glass Percussion Project: Intermezzo, En-Trance; Melbourne Recital Centre Opening, Chambermade Opera: The Children’s Bach. Doubletap: Wretch! St Martin’s Youth Theatre: 1989, Cherish, I Saw The Second One Hit, Gonzo, For The Ones Who Walk Away. Theatre Tarquin: This is a True Story, Lorelei (Melbourne, Sydney, London). Here Productions: Hospital of the Lost Coin/ Vanishing Box, The True Adventures of a Soul Lost at Sea, Asylum, Bright Shiney/Green Night. Seduction Opera: Shakespeare Sung, Voicing Emily. Next Wave Festival: Yelling At Stars (Sydney Myer Music Bowl), Union House Theatre: The Lights, In Cahoots, White With Wire Wheels. Other Film Festival: Technical Manager 2008, 2010. Keep Breathing: Mantalk (MIAF 06). Platform Youth Theatre: Test Pattern, Tenderness. Dancehouse: Beyond Butoh ’05, Spring Season ‘06.



Green Room Award Association’s John Truscott Prize for Excellence in Design (2004).

Green Room Award Association award for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Fringe or Independent production 2005 (Smashed, Test Pattern, The Black Swan of Trespass)

Green Room Award Association award for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Fringe or Independent production 2009 (Progress and Melancholy)

Green Room Award Association award for Outstanding Lighting Design in Independent production (Small Odysseys, 2011)

Green Room Award Association award for Outstanding Design (with Emily Barrie, Michael Carmody and Jethro Woodward in Contemporary and Experimental Performance (For The Ones Who Walk Away, 2017)

Fringe Festival Awards: Excellence in Lighting Design (1998 & 2000).

Award Nominations: Green Room Awards:

Excellence in Design for Body of work (2004)

Lighting Design in Independent Theatre (The Eisteddfod 2006)

Lighting Design in Companies Panel (A View Of Concrete 2007)

Lighting Design in Companies Panel (Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd 2009)

Lighting Design in Companies Panel (Beyond the Neck 2012)

Lighting Design in Independent Theatre Panel (Night,Maybe 2013)

Lighting Design in Independent Theatre Panel (I Heart John McEnroe 2014)

Lighting Design in Companies Panel (John 2017)


Rawcus Productions: Sideshow (2004), Boxset (2004), Not Dead Yet (2005), Collisions (2005), Hunger (2007), Heart of Another is Dark Forest (2008), Another Lament (2010, 2012), Small Odysseys (2011), Catalogue (2015), Song for a Weary Throat (2017)