Voicing LRT / Eloise Fetterplace
This week we speak to long-time supporter of LRT, Eloise Fetterplace, about the “voice” of a small independent theatre company and how artistic methodology can be employed more broadly.
Eloise Fetterplace is a Senior Project and Reporting Officer at Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney
As a long term supporter of LRT do you have a favourite work and why?
As our marketing strategist, what do you feel is important in the LRT voice that needs to be heard?
You have worked as a project manager on two academic projects ‘Anastasia’ and ‘Sites of Violence’ alongside Michelle St Anne. How has the arts shaped the way you manage non artistic teams?
I have learnt so much working alongside Michelle, observing the way she applies an artistic sensibility to managing projects and I’ve taken away many key learnings from being exposed to projects at the intersection of art and academia. I think the most important takeaway for me has been to recognise the equal value of all types of knowledge, whether that be scholarly or artistic, and the magic that can happen when disciplinary boundaries are removed and these seemingly disparate forms of knowing are allowed to come together to clash and blend. It’s at this point of tension, that I’ve been able to watch truly brilliant ideas form.
Eloise Fetterplace has completed a Masters in Communication Management at UTS and majored in Public Relations. She has a background in sociology, completing a Bachelor of Socio-legal studies at the University of Sydney. She is interested in media framing and representation of marginalised groups.
As LRT’s strategist, Eloise is developing the engagement campaign with Extrablack to build LRT’s profile and audience base.
She likes wine, hiking and post-apocalyptic fiction… she is still unsure about whether she likes cats.