Carly is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Travels.
As a producer, Carly is passionate about bringing debut works to stages in new markets and seeks new writers and performances ready to make their Sydney, Australian and even World premieres. Carly also prioritises telling the stories of real, empowered women in Theatre Travels productions.
Most recently, Carly produced the 2020/2021 season of the NO:INTERMISSION festival which played to a completely sold out audience and rave reviews. Carly also directed Girl Shut Your Mouth by Gita Bezard and In Their Footsteps by Ashley Adelman and Infinite Variety Productions for the festival. The shows played at the Chippen Street Theatre.
Girl Shut Your Mouth’s run began at the Bakehouse Theatre as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival where it received Critical Acclaim and 5 Star Reviews. Carly also produced Bleach by Dan Ireland Reeves as part of the Adelaide Fringe.
In 2021, Carly was also proud to produce the sold out run of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder as a Mardi Gras Registered Event at the Giant Dwarf Theatre.
In 2019, Carly produced and co-curated the inaugural NO : INTERMISSION festival, Sydney’s new one-act play festival designed to create opportunities for emerging Artists across the disciplines within the Theatre industry. For the festival, Carly directed Final Placement by Ara Watson, Falling Skies by Brayden Frascone and co-directed Albumen by Mishka Lavigne.
Carly produced and co-directed Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Companies’ The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project:10 Years Later for Theatre Travels at The Seymour Centre in Sydney.
In June of 2019, Carly was selected to be part of the Broadway Evolved Educators Stream for an intensive course in New York City.
As Assistant Director and Company Manager, Carly worked on Carmen: Live or Dead at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney in April 2018. She also worked as Production Assistant on Michael Seider's Presents' Alice in Wonderland as part of Sydney Festival. Carly diversified her experience in the industry by holding secondments with leading Arts companies including the Gordon Frost Organisation - working on The Wizard of Oz, Ian Phipps Publicity and ACMN. Carly has also worked in the Philanthropy Department of Sydney Theatre Company and in Volunteer Management for Sydney Festival.
As well as this, Carly is a theatre reviewer and editor of the Theatre Travels reviewing arm.
Carly holds a Masters in PR and Advertising and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies, both from UNSW with distinction. During her time at UNSW, Carly was an active member of the New South Wales Theatrical Society (NUTS) for whom she Directed and Co-Produced the 2017 Major Musical, The Addams Family, Produced and Assistant Directed Angela Betzien's War Crimes and Assistant Directed Patricia Cornelius' Savages.