David Carberry

Senior Producer

David joins the TOP team with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of creative and business success.

A graduate of the prestigious Flying Fruit Fly Circus School, David began creating, producing and performing original work at age 18 in 2001, touring NSW and QLD before being picked up by CIRCA at 21.

Working in the role of co-creator, ensemble member and music producer, from 2004-2008 David was instrumental in establishing CIRCA as an acclaimed international performing arts organization before he left to co-found the multi award winning performing arts company, Company 2. Building an internationally renowned brand, Company 2 employed up to 30 people across multiple touring projects with over 250 international performances to over 80,000 audience members in 2017 alone.

In 2019 David left Company 2 and began as Creative Producer for award winning Gold Coast theatre company Shock Therapy Productions, generating income and opportunities through successful local, state, and federal funding, private sponsorship and creating opportunities for interstate and international programming for the company in new markets.

In addition, David has been producing, directing and touring independent events and productions locally and internationally since 2019.

Come 2020, David began working in venue and festival programming at independent arts venue The Sideshow Hub (2020/2021) and Darkworld Festival 2021. From November 2021, David has worked as Director of F5 festival in New York, a 3 day multi venue event in Manhattan.

Green Room Award - Best Contemporary Circus & Physical Theatre 2016 “Sediment”, Total Theatre Award - Best Circus, Edinburgh Fringe 2018 “Sediment (Nominee), Helpmann Award - Best Visual or Physical Theatre Award 2017 “Sediment” (Nominee), Amnesty International Award (Shortlist) 2018 “Sediment” Australian Dance Awards - Best Musical or Commercial production 2017 “Scotch & Soda” (Nominee), Best Circus - Melbourne Fringe 2016 “Sediment”, Best Circus - Adelaide Fringe Weekly 2015 “Soda & Soda”, Best Circus - Scotch and Soda - Weekly 2016 - Adelaide Fringe Bank SA Award - “Cantina”.

David Carberry