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Andi Snelling – Make **it Happen Producer Podcast

One of our latest Access2Arts projects, the ‘Making **it Happen’ Producer Podcasts, saw us interviewing some fantastic South Australian disability arts producers about their experiences to gain a better understanding of what the industry currently looks like.

You can learn more about our ‘Making **it Happen’ Producer Podcasts project on our projects page here, alongside other producers we have interviewed.

In this first episode, South Australian disabled music producer Tyson Hopprich (a.k.a DJ TR!P) speaks with producer Andi Snelling. Andi Snelling is a multi-award-winning performer, writer, director and dramaturg who has done a lot of self-producing over the years. She was an Australia Council for the Arts Future Leader 2022 and runs her own arts mentoring business, Kick Up The Arts.

You can listen to Andi’s interview on Access2Arts’s ‘Make **it Happen’ Producer Podcast here:


Transcript Andi Snelling Podcast Interview

About Andi:

Andi has an outstanding reputation as a boundary-pushing theatre-maker with a passion for the human condition. She has a strong track record of selling out all four of her solo shows, with a fifth, Accidental Radical – a 1970s spy-thriller with fully embedded access – currently in development.

Her physical theatre work exploring her chronic illness, Happy-Go-Wrong (2019) has garnered standing ovations, a slew of 5-star reviews, won 5 awards, received two Green Room Award nominations for Best Performer and Best Writing, and was named a “highlight of the year” by The Age and came in at #4 of the Top 10 Theatre Shows of 2022 in South Australia by The Barefoot Review. Happy-Go-Wrong continues to tour to main stages, with a recent season at Adelaide Festival Centre. Andi’s new one-on-one performance art experience, type-a-poet (2022) was named a Top Pick of Melbourne Fringe 2022 by The Age, was nominated for Best in Experimental Award and is currently touring festivals across Australia.

Andi is a respected voice in the disability arts community, and is regularly engaged to speak and teach on access and theatre-making, including for Arts Access Victoria, Drama SA, and the Victorian College of the Arts. She is an ambassador for the Lyme Disease Association of Australia, a founding member of the Arts Centre Melbourne Arts Wellbeing Advisory Group and works as a Disability Inclusion Facilitator for Purple Orange.

Andi’s acting highlights include: Edith in Picnic at Hanging Rock (BBC), Brinda (recurring role 2017-2019) in Neighbours (Fremantle Media), Ensemble in Crazy for You (London Palladium), Ellie in Gleisdreieck (Cannes Film Festival finalist), Inflight Voice for Qatar Airways, and her many appearances on Channel 31 comedy shows. Her award-winning directing credits include: Sheltered by Kathryn Hall and Same-Same 2.0 by No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability.

This podcast was funded by Arts South Australia and produced by Access2Arts.