About Us

Jeremy and Kate Rice started Always Working Artists in Sydney in 2000 to produce The Gospel of Mark at Downstairs Belvoir. Other Sydney work included outdoor productions of Shakespeare's Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor and the awad-winning short film The Private Eyeful. 

Based in Darwin 2003 - 2006, Always Working Artists produced Oscar Wilde's SalomeSextet - a season of six short plays and Europop! - a live and local Eurovision song contest. They were finalists for three consecutive years in Darwin Festival's Fistfull of Films, winning People's Choice (Shooting from the Hip), Best Comedy (Monsieur Bubble) and Judges' Commendation (Grandma's Face) as well as assembling the largest fleet of motor scooters on screen since Quadrophenia for La Pièce Perdú.

In Perth from 2006 to 2011, theatre productions included Kate Rice's Apocalypse Perth - a verbatim theatre project about a disastrous community musical - and the Western Australian premiere of Matt Cameron's Ruby Moon.

After an overseas sabbatical, Always Working Artists relocated to Melbourne in 2013, undertaking a residency at Arena Theatre Company and producing Improvilicious for the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The company name indicates Jeremy and Kate's experience working for other companies, productions and organisation in theatre, television and film, including every Australian television network, government funding bodies and key theatres across Australia.

Brought up in rehearsals and green rooms, Kate and Jeremy's daughters Angourie and Kalliope inevitably began to follow their parents into acting. In September 2014, all four family members will work on Royals for Melbourne Fringe.