A response to the significant gender inequity within the technical designs for live performance sector specifically in the areas of Lighting, Sound and Composition, and Video Design and Animation within the subsidised performing arts sector, this list is designed as a resource for theatre companies, collectives, and individuals, to hire more diversely in these areas. This list is also one of many ways to develop a community amongst female, non-binary, and trans designers.

This list is in no way exhaustive, and is a live document that we expect to grow and change. If you would like to join the list or update your details, or for more information, contact Jamie Lewis –

Initiated by Emma Valente.

Theatre Network Australia (TNA) is the leading industry development organisation for the performing arts, prioritising independent artists and small to medium companies. A national organisation with a dedicated Victorian program, TNA strengthens artists and arts organisations, influences cultural policy, facilitates critical debate and networking, and advocates for a robust, interconnected and innovative sector.

TNA supports and facilitates sector development initiatives and projects by independent artists in various ways. Speak to us if you have something brewing!


Lighting Designers

Sound Design and Composition

Video Design and Animation