Adelaide College of the Arts

Technical Production & Design

Technical Production & Design

Marg Crompton

Staff Profile: Marg Crompton

Production Manager Performing Arts

Marg studied Performing Arts majoring in Stage Management at University of Southern Qld (then Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education). She has spent the past 27 years in performing arts in a wide range of stage, production, event and tour management roles.

Skills include programming, scheduling, touring, budget management, grant writing and industry development. She has extensive contacts in the performing arts, festivals and events industry in SA and nationally.

She spent 14 years stage managing and touring for Qld Theatre Company, Rock ‘n Roll Circus, World Expo on Stage, QPAC and Melbourne Theatre Company, State Theatre SA, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Patch Theatre, Red Shed, Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre.

Her career moved into project and production management with a focus on Arts Festivals. Marg has worked for Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Come Out Festival, WOMAdelaide, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Port Festival, and four Australian Performing Arts Markets.

Marg spent many years focussing on youth arts across a range of theatre productions and projects. She managed performing arts projects touring to APY Lands Indigenous Communities and regional Artists in Schools projects. She has also supported young artists applying for grants and managed numerous Arts events for Indigenous students including Nunga Days, Blak Nite and Wodliparri Indigenous Family Day.

She has served on a range of not for profit Arts Boards. She has been a member of the Board at Vitalstatistix for the past three years.

Marg first worked at Adelaide College of the Arts as a casual lecturer in stage management 2002 to 2006. She also production managed a range of productions at AC Arts from 2004. She commenced her current role as Performing Arts Production Manager in 2009. She production manages all internal collaborations with the Acting, Dance and Technical Production & Design students as they work on about 14 productions per year.

Marg has also continued to work with Arts Festivals and has worked on the past three Adelaide Festivals as Production Coordinator for Ennio Morricone and Neil Finn/Paul Kelly Opening Night Concerts and the 2014 production of Roman Tragedies. She also continues as Coordinator for Global Village stalls each year at WOMADelaide World Music Festival.