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Joel Montgomery
2023 BFA Technical Theatre & Stage Management Joel Montgomery

About Joel

Joel (he/him) is a Sydney based Technical Stage/Production Manager and Lighting Technician. Joel found his love for theatre while completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University graduating in 2020 which led him down a path culminating in
a decision to complete NIDAs Bachelor of Technical Theatre and Stage Management.

Across his time at NIDA Joel has had the opportunity build his skills across many different facets of theatre including stage and production management, lighting, sound, and video but has found a particular affinity for stage and production management as well as lighting systems and programming.

During his studies Joel also developed a particular interest in Touring which he was able to channel when undertaking secondments with Bell Shakespeare . Joel is looking forward to pursuing touring further and continuing to learn and build on all the skills and knowledge he gained during his NIDA experience.

NIDA Productions

Production Stage Manager
Sandaime Richard

Lighting Designer
The Wasps

Production Stage Manager
Seven Days of Silence

Production Stage Manager
Decay of Lying

Production Stage Manager

Head Electrician
The Magic Flute

Deputy Stage Manager Sound Designer/Systems
Just Macbeth!

Sound Designer/Systems

Assistant Stage Manager
Midsummer Nights Dream Opera

Technical Assistant
Revolt She Said Revolt Again

Other Products

Stage Manager/Light Designer
The One

Assistant Event Coordinator
Sydney Festival, Seymour Centre

Stage Manager/Lighting Designer
Home Country

Stage Manager/Lighting Designer
Love Song


Stage Management
Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare)

Lighting Design
Summer of Harold (Ensemble)