Meet the Team
Rachel is a director, writer, designer, actor, and producer.
She currently works with Perform Australia (PA; previously Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art) as a drama teacher and scenic artist. Most recently, Rachel worked with Canberra-based theatre company Shakespeare by the Lakes as Assistant Stage Manager for their production of Twelfth Night. Further credits include Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The Train Station (Ribix), Alice Through the Looking Glass, A Mouthful of Birds (UNE), Foxes: The Musical (Ribix), Shrek: The Musical (PA), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UNE), Cats (PA), Cinderella (PA), To Stay in Silence (Ribix), The Addams Family (PA), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (PA), Woyzeck (UNE) and Squish (UNE).
Rachel is also a published author and has been writing since age three, with three novels and countless short stories to her name. She debuted as a playwright and director in 2016 with The Train Station. Rachel is currently studying Performing Arts at the University of New England, and Secondary Education and Creative Writing at University of Canberra.
Shannon is a composer and songwriter with a passion for musical theatre.
Her most recent credit, Foxes: The Musical (Ribix), hit Canberra stages in 2018, for which she was nominated the Patricia Kelson Encouragement Award in the Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) awards. Other credits include The Train Station (Ribix) and Black Saturday, a three-part tribute to the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
Shannon has also been involved in a number of school and amateur performances in acting, dancing, musician and backstage roles. Her work for Ribix Productions includes The Train Station (2016), Foxes: The Musical (2018), and If I Could Only (2018). Credits for Brindabella Christian College include The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2009), Beauty and the Beast (2010), Peter Pan (2012), Dancefest (2013; 2014), The Wizard of Oz (2014), and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).
Shannon is currently studying Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra.
Hannah Pengilly is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer.
Hannah has been dancing since the age of three. She has been dancing competitively for eight years, reaching Advanced Foundation in the RAD syllabus. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and contemporary. Foxes: The Musical (Ribix Productions) was her first musical as a choreographer. Her work for Ribix Productions includes The Train Station (2016), Foxes: The Musical (2018), If I Could Only (2018) and To Stay in Silence (2018). She has danced with Canberra Festival in Giselle (2011) and Canberra Classical Ballet Centre (CCBC) where she received a scholarship. CCBC credits include Mary Poppins (2012), The Wizard of Oz (2013), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2014). She has also danced for Dazzle Dance Academy, landing the role of Nala in their production of The Lion King (2016). Other performing credits include Beauty and The Beast (Brindabella Christian College), Limelight (Senior Dance Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Canberra Philharmonic), and Legally Blonde (Canberra Philharmonic).
Hannah has just completed Year 12.
Angela Parnell is an accomplished musician and actor.
She can play five instruments: flute (reaching Grade 7, AMEB), guitar, piano, bass, and drums, and has played in multiple bands and orchestras. Angela played in the orchestra for multiple productions at Brindabella Christian College including Peter Pan (2012), Wizard of Oz (2014), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), and The Little Mermaid (2018).
Her portrayal of Dakota in Ribix's Foxes: The Musical (2018) was her first major role as an actress and has received critical acclaim. Angela's other acting credits include Anna in an original play with the National University Theatre Society (2018), and Rosalind in Not Quite Committed Production's Love's Labour's Lust (2019).
Angela is a self-proclaimed nerd, a big Marvel fan, and loves Captain Marvel. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at the Australian National University.
Liv Blucher is a passionate actor, director, and writer.
She has been acting since a young age in roles ranging from ensemble to lead and studied Drama for three years. Acting credits include The Wizard of Oz and Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Taking a step back from the stage, Liv assumed the role of Assistant Director in Foxes: The Musical (2018). Liv is currently studying a Bachelor of International Security Studies at the Australian National University.
Her dream is to see Ribix Productions flourish for young creatives everywhere.
Tanner Clark is an actor and musician with a strong background in set design and construction.
His acting work for Ribix Productions includes The Train Station (2016) and Foxes: The Musical (2018). Tanner's work in Set Design and Construction for Brindabella Christian College includes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2009), Beauty and the Beast (2010), Peter Pan (2012), The Wizard of Oz (2014), and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). Within Ribix Productions, Tanner has designed and constructed sets for The Train Station (2016) and Foxes: The Musical (2018).
Tanner is an accomplished guitarist and has been playing piano from age 14. He has been working with digital music and mixing from age 13. Working as Audio Engineer for Foxes: The Musical, he co-produced the Original Cast, recording alongside Shannon Parnell. Tanner is currently in the process of composing his first extended play record.
Andrew, or Andy, is an actor, musician, and avid film maker.
His previous acting credits include the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Gungahlin College) and the titular role in Peter Pan for which he won a Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Award. Further credits include The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Beauty and the Beast, Foxes: The Musical (Ribix Productions), and To Stay in Silence (Ribix Productions)
An accomplished cinematographer and editor, Andy's previous works include If I Could Only (Ribix Productions). He is currently completing a Bachelor of Media Arts and Production at the University of Canberra.
Andy is also a musician and can play four instruments: guitar, bass, piano, and the trombone.