About Bel

IMAGE DESCRIPTIONIn a vibrant blue shirt-dress, Bel is angled with her left shoulder towards the camera, staring softly down the barrel. She has straight brown hair, blue eyes and the hint of a smile.

Belinda is a intersection-feminist, environmentalist, ukulele-playing, theatre maker with a love of directing, acting and writing. Recent Master of Fine Arts, theatre graduate from Te Herenga Waka VUW (2022) and Bachelor of Performing Arts from NASDA (2008).

Passionate about environmental sustainability, representation and accessibility in the arts, she is a strong believer in the power of theatre to be a force for positive change.

In 2014 she co-founded the independent theatre company, Wit Incorporated, based in Melbourne's inner west, where she was Artistic Director from 2014 to 2020. She created the children’s outreach program, Wit Kids (2016), which continues to provide low-cost after school drama classes to children.

Directing highlights include the chaotic devised MFA show, Paper Jam (2022), hit musical The Addams Family (2020), the heartfelt, cabaret comedy How I Met My Dead Husband (2019), the feminist retelling of Hamlet Ophelia Thinks Harder (2018).

She’s performed in over thirty-eight theatrical productions, and a few TVCs. Her favourite roles include playing Gerry in That Time Everything Went Well and We Were Totally Fine (2019) which she co-wrote, Ginny in Outside In (2017), and Macbeth in Macbeth (2016).

Her writing has been performed in Melbourne International Comedy Festival , Melbourne Fringe Festival and Midsummer Festival. Three of her plays have been published by Australian Plays (Fairy Tale News, A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet, That Time Everything Went Well and We Were Totally Fine) . I Am A Monster was shortlisted for Playmarket NZ's 2018 Plays For the Young Competition.