Clovelly Fox Productions

Tyran Parke (he/him)

Tyran Parke worked as an actor for two decades before firmly established himself as an acclaimed director on the Australian theatre scene.

He is now a much sought-after director, producer and teacher. For StoreyBoard, he directed the all-star production of Follies at the Melbourne Recital Centre, followed by the acclaimed production of Barnum starring Todd McKenny and Rachael Beck, and CHESS starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Rob Mills and Paulini.

Professional directing credits include the plays Thom Pain, Pool (no water), The Laramie Project, Great Expectations, and Proof; the musicals Jekyll and Hyde, Rent, The Goodbye Girl, A Chorus Line, Songs for a New World, Hello Again, Elegies, Our House,  and the operas The Coronation of Poppea,  Hope you are ok QvdZ? and The Fairy Queen.

Parke is a huge devotee to the work of Stephen Sondheim. Having played the title role in Sunday in the Park with George, he was thrilled to direct the highly acclaimed 2018 production in Perth. Aside from FolliesAssassins – which toured throughout Victoria after its sell-out Melbourne season, was a highlight – Into the Woods, Anyone Can Whistle and Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim repeated this artistic success.

Other productions include the acclaimed, Ordinary Days (Green Room Award- Best Director), Big Fish (Broadway World and Glugg Nominations- Best Director), Falsetto’s (Green Room nomination- Best Director) and The Coronation of Poppea (Opera Chaser Award- Best Director of an Opera).

As a teacher, Parke has worked for all the major training institutions and is currently the Head of Music Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). He would like to thank the VCA for their constant support and flexibility and acknowledge the many members of the company in this show, who are drawn from this community. He is Artistic Director of Clovelly Fox Productions and The Australian Musical Theatre Festival, held annually in Launceston, Tasmania.