Billie-Rose Russell

Hawthorndene, South Australia

Theatre company founder

Billie-Rose is passionate about theatre – to the extent that at 16 years of age, she set up her own company. Cool Beans Theatre Company is a team of 30 creative high schoolers who want to gain experience in a range of stage crafts, including writing, composing, set design, photography and acting. The aim is to give young performers and back-of-house enthusiasts opportunities to collaborate and produce shows for other kids. Billie-Rose has high hopes for Cool Beans. As well as staging one big production a year, she wants her troop to participate in the Adelaide Fringe Festival.