Verity Higgins, has worked as a director, actor, producer, and teacher in performing arts. She has directed for festivals, theatre companies. tertiary institutions, & as a freelance artist and received awards for screenwriting, directing, acting and project management.
In 2005 Verity worked in the UK as Associate Director for North Country Theatre. On returning to Australia she took up a position of Regional Arts Development Officer with Regional Arts Victoria, based in Ballarat. In this position she produced a range of arts projects including the Central Highlands Virtual Choir and Fresh & Salty- resulting in a large geoglyph on the dry bed of Lake Wendouree.
Verity also directed and produced a documentary about the Sweet Mona’s choir The Big Sing, which was acquired and broadcast on the ABC in 2010, and in 2011 she directed a new play, Shift, for Arts Upper Hunter about the impact of mining in the region.
Since returning to freelance work in August 2013 Verity has directed for the Ganberra Academy of Dramatic Art, performed in plays and films, produced documentaries on the Small Town Transformation Program for Regional Arts VICtoria and developed a new inunersive theatre work based oo pioneering mountaineer Freda Du Faur, The Freda Experience, which had sell out seasons at Castlemaine Festival and NatiFrinj 2015.
She has been working with ACT-Natimuk since 2014 on the company’s producing pilot initiative Made in Natimuk (MiN).