Stephen Vagg


Stephen Vagg

Stephen’s writing career started with sketches for the UQ Law Revue, then graduated to sketches for a group of people who met doing the UQ Law Revue and didn’t want to stop. He began writing plays and scripts which thankfully were never made, but got him accepted into the Australian Film Television Radio School as a token ex-lawyer. Since then he has written for TV, film and theatre, as well as various magazines and journals. He earned an AWGIE nomination for his play Friday Night Drinks, an AFI nomination for his screenplay, All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, and a living writing Neighbours for television.

Simon Chugg (Michael)
Simon moved to Brisbane from Melbourne in 2015 where he trained in improv and became involved in Brisbane theatre. Simon has appeared in numerous film and television productions including “Neighbours” and is a core performer in Brisbane’s acclaimed Act React Theatre Company.  Simon’s stage credits include “The Importance of Being Wasted” (Winner, Brisbane Fringe Anywhere Award 2021, role of John Worthing), “Die Hard: The Movie, the Play” (multiple roles) and “Speed: The Movie, the Play” (multiple roles). In addition to acting, Simon has directed comedian Lisa Skye’s “Ladyboner” (MICF), was a Raw Comedy State finalist and has written and performed his full-length solo stand-up show “Living the Dream” at Melbourne Fringe and MICF.  Simon has also performed and recorded with some of the country’s top musicians as a singer and guitarist.
Jaz Robertson
After burning out from her business pursuits Jaz rediscovered her love of performing as a creative outlet. She has performed for Brisbane Festival, Anywhere Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, and competed in the Queensland Theatresports Championships. A regular performer with ImprovQld, she loves bringing her high energy and passion to the stage and thinks the best thing about impro is not having to learn any lines.
Marcus Oborn
Marcus Oborn is an Australian actor, voice actor, vocal coach, director, and academic based in South East Queensland.  He  has appeared in theatre productions across Brisbane and the Darling Downs for Opera Queensland, The Queensland Music Festival, Metro Arts, The Hive, Big Scary Animal, Room to Play, Fringe Bris, Empire Theatres, and Playlab, and has worked on screen for Disney+, NBC, Seven Bucks Prod, and Sportsbet.  As a voice actor, he has voiced national and international campaigns for some of Australia’s biggest brands.  In addition to his performance work, Marcus works as a voice and text coach for an international body of artistic and corporate clients.  He is half way through doctoral studies on Shakespeare, rhetoric, and the voice through the University of Southern Queensland.
Willem Whitfield (Toby/Riley)
Since completing a Bachelor of Creative Industries at QUT, William has gone on to perform in work for both stage and screen. In 2022 he performed as Edmond in “King Lear Monster Show” with The Curators, Orson Welles in “Time Travel Cafe” with Spacefold Technology, and as Frederick in “The Rover” with the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble. Willem also works behind the scenes as a creative producer in multiple different projects around Brisbane.

Performances at Anywhere Festival

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.