Meet the Free-Rain team
Free-Rain Theatre Company is powered by a dynamic, driven team
of skilled, passionate theatre professionals.
Founder, Artistic Director
& Resident Director
Over the last 25 years, Anne has staged 89 productions including plays, musicals, cabaret, new Australian works, children’s theatre and youth productions. From these productions, individual artists and the company have received 75 awards, including 7 from Canberra Critics Circle.
Set Designer & Resident Director
Dr Cate Clelland
Cate has been an active participant in the Canberra theatre scene as a director and designer (and a few other things) for over two decades. She is interested in all types of theatre – from Fringe to Opera – and has worked with many professional, pro-am and community groups in Canberra, and previously in other cities. Cate is the recipient of several Canberra Critics Circle and Canberra Area Theatre awards.
Marketing & Publicity Manager
Olivia is an actor, and communications professional. Melbourne born and bred, and a staunch Canberra convert for the past 20+ years, Olivia made her start in theatre and television as a child actor, made another start in her twenties, and hopes to come back to the stage again in her late forties.
In 1988, Olivia was the lead in a 12-part ABC TV children's min-series 'C/- The Bartons'. In 2004 Olivia was nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role at the Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards for 'Eddie' in Absolutely Fabulous.
Director of Marketing
& Graphic Design
Louiza has been doing theatre in Canberra since 1996. Her first show was Old Time Music Hall and the last being The Witches of Eastwick and the number in between well... there are many. Mary - Jesus Christ Superstar, Adelaide - Guys and Dolls, Rizzo - Grease, Sheila - Hair, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Joanne in Rent and one of Peter Allen’s trio are among her favourites.
These days she spends a lot more time on theatre design and marketing, but gives the old pipes a workout in cabarets and Musical Theatre Confessions shows.