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Zoe Manning
2021 BFA Properties and Objects alumni Zoe Manning

About Zoe

Zoe began making props from a very young age and would put on little performances dancing and singing around the house with all the cardboard pieces she had created.

Zoe is a prop maker and supervisor who excels at taking charge and running the props department in shows. While studying at NIDA she has advanced her creative and making skills focusing on stop motion animation costumes as well as props for musicals.

Zoe has been the props supervisor on four shows while at NIDA, including Midsummer Nights Dreamin collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Zoe has always had a passion for musicals and dreams of being a props supervisor on large scale musicals, while advancing her making skills alongside her supervisor capabilities.

NIDA Productions

Props supervisor
Midsummer Nights Dream

Props supervisor
Perfect Stranger

Props supervisor

Props supervisor

Props Assistant

Props Assistant
pool (no water)

Other Productions

Production stage manager, Puppet maker, Voice actor and Puppeteer (Patricia), Props maker, Shadow puppet maker and puppeteer, Co- script writer
LUCY (commissioned by Phoenix central)