Co-Artistic Director/Producer
Shaelee Rooke

Shaelee is a Bristol based actress and producer. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Shaelee relocated to the UK in 2012 to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After graduating, Shaelee co-founded Paperbark with the intention of producing more Australian theatre on the international stage. She also works as a freelance producer withinternational artists and companies.

Shaelee's previous acting roles include Lydia Languish in The Rivals for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Irina in Three Sisters for Factotum Theatre Company and Chloe in Paperbark's award winning production of This is Where We Live. She is also a company member of Bristol based improvisational troupe, Closer Each Day, with whom she performs regularly. Shaelee has also worked extensively in independent film both in the UK and Australia. She recently starred in Matt Freeth's sci-fi thriller, Silent Phantom, which was screened as part of the 2014 Bath Film Festival.  Shaelee has also trained with the Atlantic Acting School and the SITI Company, both in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

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Co-Artistic Director/Producer  
Oliver de Rohan

Oliver co-founded Paperbark Theatre in 2013 playing the role of Chris in Paperbark's award winning production of This is Where We LiveHe has just finished developing Wild Horses a new interdisciplinary piece of theatre with New York's Box Collective. 

Oliver hails from the dusty plains of Adelaide where he has played a variety of roles including the King of the World (Ruby Award nominated The Search for Nanuk), Jack Lane (The Herbal Bed), Iggy (Out in the Open), Lt. Bowe (My Boy Jack) and Ferdinand (The Tempest). He co-developed The Road That Wasn't There (winner of the Auckland Arts Festival Award and winner of three Chapman Tripp awards including Best Play) with New Zealand's Trick of the Light Theatre, playing the role of Gabriel in Edinburgh (2012) and in New Zealand in 2013 and 2014. Since returning to the UK in 2013, Oliver has played Liam in a new folk musical (Last Embrace), Fleshlumpeater in The BFG for Trinity Theatre and Jamie in Toby Hulse's adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Oliver trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

 

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