EUPHORIUM
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Emma Howell - General Manager   Emma McNerney (nee Howell) is the General Manager and all round Chaos Coordinator of performing arts production house  The Comedy Emporium , owner/manager of event management company  It’s All Sorted  and co-founder of a fresh regional arts production company  Euphorium.  Emma is pleased to say that these endeavours are social enterprises, and they aim to change the way we develop works and communities in regional areas. Emma has a unique background in community development and projects, and continues to work within this role as part of the Geraldton community for a long-standing not-for-profit. Emma is involved in the Midwest community in a variety of other ways which enhance her connections and vitality as part of the Euphorium team.

Emma Howell - General Manager

Emma McNerney (nee Howell) is the General Manager and all round Chaos Coordinator of performing arts production house The Comedy Emporium, owner/manager of event management company It’s All Sorted and co-founder of a fresh regional arts production company Euphorium. Emma is pleased to say that these endeavours are social enterprises, and they aim to change the way we develop works and communities in regional areas. Emma has a unique background in community development and projects, and continues to work within this role as part of the Geraldton community for a long-standing not-for-profit. Emma is involved in the Midwest community in a variety of other ways which enhance her connections and vitality as part of the Euphorium team.

Julian Canny - Ringleader   Julian Canny is the proud Ringleader of the arts producer  Euphorium Creative  (previously  The Comedy Emporium)  and the Creative Producer for Geraldton Fringe Festival  Funtavia . Julian boasts proudly (regardless if you asked him or not) that these endeavours are social enterprises, and they aim to change the way we develop works and communities in regional areas by removing barriers to creating. Julian brings to the arts sector a unique background in sales management and business development while working across industry sectors as a consultant. Julian is committed to developing a regional arts market comprised of regional independent producers focused on sustainable industry practices as well as the importance of art in the role of cultural identity.

Julian Canny - Ringleader

Julian Canny is the proud Ringleader of the arts producer Euphorium Creative (previously The Comedy Emporium) and the Creative Producer for Geraldton Fringe Festival Funtavia. Julian boasts proudly (regardless if you asked him or not) that these endeavours are social enterprises, and they aim to change the way we develop works and communities in regional areas by removing barriers to creating. Julian brings to the arts sector a unique background in sales management and business development while working across industry sectors as a consultant. Julian is committed to developing a regional arts market comprised of regional independent producers focused on sustainable industry practices as well as the importance of art in the role of cultural identity.

Jody Quadrio - Creative Director  Growing up on a rural station in the middle of WA with her siblings until the age of 12, Jody's life was filled with Imaginative play. This meant she developed a passion for creative industries which led to her taking on the role as Creative Director at Euphorium Creative. With experience in both performing and teaching performing arts, improvisation theater and comedy, Jody leads our youth and artist programs including the Funtavia Jnr pilot. But all in all she guides artists through the process of creative development.

Jody Quadrio - Creative Director

Growing up on a rural station in the middle of WA with her siblings until the age of 12, Jody's life was filled with Imaginative play. This meant she developed a passion for creative industries which led to her taking on the role as Creative Director at Euphorium Creative. With experience in both performing and teaching performing arts, improvisation theater and comedy, Jody leads our youth and artist programs including the Funtavia Jnr pilot. But all in all she guides artists through the process of creative development.


Minna Hilton - Associate Producer   Minna works as the Assistant Producer here at Euphorium Creative, she is our secret behind the scene machine that keeps the company focused and on purpose. Minna loves supporting others to get things done and generally if something gets done on time it’s because she’s had a hand in it. As one of the original youth improve stars she is also passionate about performance and has been part of Comedy Euphorium improve since 2015. Loving what she does with us she has turned her Gap year into Life and has promised to be with us for at least another year. She also jokes that she cracks the whip to get the Ringleader into shape and organised – “you are welcome Julian!”

Minna Hilton - Associate Producer

Minna works as the Assistant Producer here at Euphorium Creative, she is our secret
behind the scene machine that keeps the company focused and on purpose. Minna loves supporting others to get things done and generally if something gets done on time it’s because she’s had a hand in it. As one of the original youth improve stars she is also passionate about performance and has been part of Comedy Euphorium improve since 2015. Loving what she does with us she has turned her Gap year into Life and has promised to be with us for at least another year. She also jokes that she cracks the whip to get the Ringleader into shape and organised – “you are welcome Julian!”

 
Mila  Krippner -  Creative Coach  Currently studying to become a primary school teacher Mila Krippner grew up performing throughout her youth and her passion led her to study performing arts in New Zealand.Mila bought her talents back to our shores where she has appeared in many of Theatre 8’s theatrical and musical productions, directed junior theatre and is performing in an original works theatre piece “What My Mother Told Me” in Perth Fringe. Mila continues to mentor and direct young actors through Euphorium Creative’s Tiny Works Program guiding them through the creation of original theatre pieces created and performed by kids for kids.

Mila Krippner - Creative Coach

Currently studying to become a primary school teacher Mila Krippner grew up performing throughout her youth and her passion led her to study performing arts in New Zealand.Mila bought her talents back to our shores where she has appeared in many of Theatre 8’s theatrical and musical productions, directed junior theatre and is performing in an original works theatre piece “What My Mother Told Me” in Perth Fringe. Mila continues to mentor and direct young actors through Euphorium Creative’s Tiny Works Program guiding them through the creation of original theatre pieces created and performed by kids for kids.

Kim Canny - Creative Coach  Kim has been involved in Euphorium Creative for over five years both on and off stage. It was during one of Euphoriums first Improv shows that she was unexpectedly ushered on stage and first realised her passion for on the spot comedy that is Improv and standup. She went on to train in Improvisation for three years as assistant coach and this year has stepped into the role of Prodigies Improv Theatre Coach . Kim also performs and facilitates stand up comedy workshops.

Kim Canny - Creative Coach

Kim has been involved in Euphorium Creative for over five years both on and off stage. It was during one of Euphoriums first Improv shows that she was unexpectedly ushered on stage and first realised her passion for on the spot comedy that is Improv and standup. She went on to train in Improvisation for three years as assistant coach and this year has stepped into the role of Prodigies Improv Theatre Coach . Kim also performs and facilitates stand up comedy workshops.

Joel Pearson - Workplacement Student (Producing Assistant)   Joel is the bright and bubbly workplace student at  Euphorium Creative , spending one day a week working us whilst completing his final years of school. Joel has been involved with circus since age 9 and it has been a huge influence on his life, with him attending and performing in the WA Circus Festival multiple times, along with school events such as Rags to Riches and several fundraisers. Joel’s glad to be able to work with  Euphorium Creative  to develop his business skills and as a producer, and he wishes to get the community more involved in the arts, as well as pursue a career in circus.

Joel Pearson - Workplacement Student (Producing Assistant)

Joel is the bright and bubbly workplace student at Euphorium Creative, spending one day a week working us whilst completing his final years of school. Joel has been involved with circus since age 9 and it has been a huge influence on his life, with him attending and performing in the WA Circus Festival multiple times, along with school events such as Rags to Riches and several fundraisers. Joel’s glad to be able to work with Euphorium Creative to develop his business skills and as a producer, and he wishes to get the community more involved in the arts, as well as pursue a career in circus.


Kirsty Kipling - Communications   Kirsty works as a Marketing Assistant for Euphorium Creative and has taken on the acting role of Marketing Queen while our guru Kym Jefferies fulfills mum duties. Kirsty has a degree in Science Communication which she obtained at The University of Western Australia, and has been training her whole post-school life on how to make boring things sound exciting. Working for Euphorium has presented new challenges for Kirsty as she endeavours to enhance her marketing skills that go hand in hand with her vast knowledge on communications.

Kirsty Kipling - Communications

Kirsty works as a Marketing Assistant for Euphorium Creative and has taken on the acting role of Marketing Queen while our guru Kym Jefferies fulfills mum duties. Kirsty has a degree in Science Communication which she obtained at The University of Western Australia, and has been training her whole post-school life on how to make boring things sound exciting. Working for Euphorium has presented new challenges for Kirsty as she endeavours to enhance her marketing skills that go hand in hand with her vast knowledge on communications.