Nina Bonacci is a producer and arts manager with over 20 years experience. Her role as Senior Producer at ILBIJERRI involves training and mentoring emerging First Nations producers, and working on ILBIJERRI’s large scale and touring productions. Nina also works as a producer for independent companies Sisters Grimm and Stuck Pigs Squealing. Previously, Nina was Company Manager at Malthouse Theatre for several years, where she enjoyed working with some of Australia’s finest artists. Prior to that she produced and toured contemporary Australian productions nationally and internationally while Associate Producer at Performing Lines, including Back to Back Theatre’s small metal objects and Stephen Sewell’s Three Furies.
Nina has worked as a Producer at Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Festival Director for Mudfest – Melbourne University’s student arts festival; Producer at Keep Breathing; Administration and Development Coordinator at Arena Theatre Company; Marketing Manager at St Martin’s Youth Arts Centre; and as Publicist at Miranda Brown Publicity, with clients including Big Day Out and Circus Oz. She has also worked as an independent producer for companies including one step at a time like this, Angus Cerini Doubletap and Melinda Hetzel & Co, among many others.
Nina has participated on the Peer Assessment Panel for Sydney Opera House, on the Next Wave Festival Curatorial Committee, as Chair of visual theatre company Peepshow Inc, and has served on the Platform Youth Theatre Board of Management.