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Mali Tauro-Cesca
2020 BFA Technical Theatre and Stage Management alumni Mali Tauro-Cesca

About Mali

Mali is a passionate and dedicated theatrical practitioner who is Sydney-based. After discovering a strong interest in the technical and production elements of live performance, she came to NIDA to broaden her knowledge and skills.

At NIDA, Mali has developed worked on a range of productions including lighting designing When the Rain Stops Falling and has developed a passion for all things lighting, loving both the design elements and the technical realisation of lighting within a production.

Mali sought to extend her knowledge through a variety of external productions, including as Head Electrician on Catch Me If You Can, Kasama Kita as Lighting Associate and working as Venue Manager/Lighting Operator for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Season at the Box in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

Mali is interested in continuing to broaden her knowledge into festival and live event spaces, and in 2019/2020 undertook a secondment on Sydney New Year’s Eve, within production management.

Mali looks forward to continuing to explore lighting and management in a range of contexts post NIDA.

NIDA Productions

Lighting Designer
When the Rain Stops Falling

Project Manager/Creative Producer
Ghost Lights

Lighting Designer
On My Own by Dugong Jr (triple j Unearthed music video)

Lighting Designer
Moving on by Telescreen (triple j Unearthed music video)

Deputy Stage Manager

Head Electrician
Roberto Zucco

Head Electrician

Head Electrician
LULU: A Modern Sex Tragedy

Head Electrician
Wake in Fright

Assistant Stage Manager
Carking It

Technical Assistant
The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Other  Productions

Venue Manager/Lighting Operator
The Box at the Garden of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide Fringe)

Lighting Associate
Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25a)

Head Electrician
Catch Me If You Can (Hayes Theatre)

Lighting Assistant
Skyduck: A Chinese Spy Comedy (Belvoir 25a)


Production Management
Sydney New Years Eve 2019 (City of Sydney)