Davey Seagle (he/they)
Davey is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and works as a performer, director, producer, writer. Working largely as the founder & director of Ponydog Productions. His award-winning work has toured nationally, with the Sydney Fringe Award nominated There's Something About Bottom and Meet::Cute debuting this year, and his flagship show TattleTales: Immersive Tarot Storytelling winning "The Spirit of the Fringe" (Adelaide Fringe '23) and nominated for 4 other awards including "Best Theatre" (Melbourne Fringe '22). Other Ponydog work includes the sci-fi romp Hotel Bella Luna (Flight Path Theatre), The Agency (London Horror Festival), and co-presenting Spectacle & Mirth's Journey to the Kingdom of Hypnos which recieved "Best Immersive" & "The Spirit of the Fringe" awards at Sydney Fringe this year.
Other recent performance credits include: The Sweet Science of Bruising & Fuente Ovejuna! (Flight Path Theatre), The Angry Brigade (New Theatre), Doing (Puddle or Pond/KXT), Nazanin’s Story (UK tour, Howell Productions), and The Inaccurate Perception of Lara Grace (Two Shoes Films), and Scenes from Student Life (BBC Radio 4).
Other producer credits include: Much Ado (Flight Path Theatre), the aforementioned The Inaccurate Perception of Lara Grace, and the songs of Bards For Hire, which makes custom music commissions for gifts, games, and role-play gamers which are streamable wherever you get your music. Other writing credits include work as a ghost writer on indie feature film I Was a Soldier (Lexicon Films, 2023). Davey is a proud member of MEAA.
Dr Alex Mesker (he/him)
Alex Mesker is a Sydney-based music producer, multimedia artist, and educator who uses Max to design real-time music and visual performance systems. Alex has taught at Macquarie University since 2002 in the areas of music production, sound design, interactive arts, motion graphics, and front-end web design. He has a Master's degree in contemporary music studies and Ph.D. in screen soundtrack studies. Alex designs interactive music generation assistants for music production and image manipulation systems to generate still and moving images. As an artist, he has created generative audiovisual artworks that unify sound and image, incorporating sensing systems that cause audience presence and engagement to affect the work.
Maddy Withington (she/her)
Madeleine Withington is a Sydney actor whose parents have been trying to talk her out of the industry since she was 11 years old. Despite these good intentions, she graduated from the Actor’s Centre Australia in 2014 and since then has been working as an actor on a range of projects, from short films to plays to television. Her career highlights include appearing on Home and Away, voicing part of and appearing in the short film ‘We Will’ to support the campaign for marriage equality and messing about in the wilderness to create the short film ‘Guerilla Bay’. Her parents have accepted this with good grace and have come to realise it’s genetic and probably all their fault. She also does some voice stuff
Alastair Brown (he/him)
Alastair Brown spent four years studying acting at Flinders University Drama Centre before deciding, the moment that he graduated, that he’d rather be a writer instead. Since then he has written novels, stage plays, screenplays, reviews, and even a couple of songs. His short story “Remembrance In Skin” appeared in issue 150 of Aurealis magazine, he won a Best Writing award for his short play "Flat" in the Melbourne Short & Sweet play festival, and his full-length play “Next to Godliness” was recently short-listed for the Silver Gull Play Award 2023. Alastair lives in Sydney, New South Wales with his wife and with several cats who have started to demand he include them in everything he writes.
Ash Bell (she/her)
Ash is a production designer and visual art teacher, primarily working as a set and costume collaborator across video art, film, theatre, events and music video. After graduating from AFTRS, Ash has gone on to work with clients such as Qantas, Unilever and Absolut, and has designed music videos for Australian recording artists Julia Jacklin, Rainbow Chan, RÜFUS Du Sol, Ricki-Lee and Woodes. Most recently she has production designed for the Cannes Indie Shorts nominated and Flickerfest comedy award winning short film 'Butter: A Love story' (Madeleine Withington/Brosis). Her theatre costume and production design credits include Amadeus (Genesian), 'The Canterbury Tales' (New Theatre), 'Ghost Train' (Genesian), 'Year of The Family' (KXT), 'This is not Mills and Boon' (Old 505), 'Much Ado' (Flightpath) 'ApockaWockaLockalypse' (Meraki) and both iterations of 'U.B.U' (KXT) with Tooth and Sinew.
Aaron Cornelius (he/him)
Aaron is an independent producer who is passionate about ambitious, immersive and irreverent theatre that breaks down the boundaries between the artist and the audience. Producing credits include Slanted Theatre: Lady Precious Stream (Producer, 2022), Ponydog Productions: TattleTales (Producer, 2021–Ongoing), Whimsical Productions: The Things I Could Never Tell Steven (Associate Producer, 2019), Verge Festival: The Blue Bird (Creative Producer, 2017), Adelaide Fringe Festival: Daniel Cullen’s Musical of Thrones (Assistant Producer, 2017) and Jetpack Theatre Collective/kXT: Rhinoceros (Producer, 2016). He was also Production Manager for New Theatre’s Stupid Fucking Bird (dir. Warwick Doddrell), which won the 2018 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Independent Production. While studying at the University of Sydney, he produced the 2017 Science Revue and interactive murder mystery J’Accuse (2016). Aaron graduated from The University of Sydney in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts (Music) & Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and is currently the Marketing, Engagement & Admin Coordinator for CDP Theatre Producers, one of Australia’s most prolific theatre companies developing and nationally touring new works for young audiences.
About Ponydog Productions
Ponydog Productions is an immersive/interactive theatre company and the brainchild of Davey Seagle.
Debuting at the London Horror Festival in 2018 with their dark-comedy dystopian thriller, The Agency, Ponydog has since immigrated to Sydney where we continue to make weird, and wacky theatre.
Thank you for joining us for this show, and we hope to see you at the next one!
We have some very exciting things in the pipeline...
I stand on the shoulders of giants with this show.
Most of the expertise on display is full credit to Dr Alex Mesker and Ash Bell, cause holy shit.
But I want to give an especial shout out to those you so heavily influenced this show:
The board game Fog of Love.
A really freaking cool interactive experience I did in 2012 in Toronto, that for the lif of me I can't find the name of, but it was me and one other person in an audio experience that had us chasing eachother around a supermarket. So cool.
I saw those last two in March at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and OH MY GOD.
Experiencial design is great, and I'm excited to be trying it out with more tech now.
See more of our work
TattleTales: Immersive Tarot Storytelling
Venture into an enchanting den of stories, secrets and sorcery for an immersive 60-minute adventure that's "unlike anything you've seen before".
Spirit of the Fringe Award (Adelaide Fringe '23)
Best Immersive/Interactive (Sydney Fringe '23)
Best Theatre (Melbourne Fringe '22)
Best Immersive/Interactive (Sydney Fringe '22)
Best Solo Performance (Broadway World '22)
There's Something About Bottom
An immersive experience of fairy mischief inspired by "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Shakespeare's favourite ass.
The Fairy Queen Titania, has a lot on their plate. Their ex has sent their minion Puck to cause havoc, their adopted/kidnapped child has gone missing, and they have fallen in love with a Bottom.
With the fairy realm descending into chaos, join forces with your fellow participants to solve problems, meddle with mortals, and navigate the escalating chaos to save the day before the end of Midsummer Night.
Will you help restore the natural order or revel in the delightful mayhem?
Part theatre, part game, mostly nonsense, you can decide who ends up on top.
Best Immersive/Interactive (Sydney Fringe '23)
Bards For Hire
Our sister company; Bards For Hire turns your stories, loved ones, role-playing characters/campaigns into professionally produced theme songs, ballads, and more.
Bards For Hire also run games of Dungeons & Dragons for beginner players and experts alike (online and in--person)