Kate Stones, President

Kate Stones has been working with the CTC since 2009. Kate joined the committee in 2010 and served as Secretary from 2011-2018, becoming President in 2017. Her CTC directing credits include Peter Panto or One Flew Over the Second Star on the Right (2022); The Tempest, (2021); Gallipoli: The Musical (2017); Monkey and the Monk (2015). She has performed for the CTC in numerous productions, including as Elizabeth Hare in Frankentstein’s Children (2019), as Doll Common in Playhouse Creatures (2014) , as Rosie Donahue in The Donahue Sisters (2012) for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Kyneton One-Act Play Festival. Kate works across independent and community theatre on both a voluntary and professional basis, as Creative Director of CreateA, an organisation that creates creative opportunities for adults with disabilities, and Creative Learning Producer for Castlemaine State Festival.

Liz McCoy, Secretary

With a fervent passion for community development, Liz is dedicated to fostering connections and cultivating enriching experiences for individuals to thrive. With a robust background in governance and strategic leadership, she brings a wealth of expertise to the committee. Liz believes in the power of collaboration and innovation to drive positive change within communities. Through her commitment to inclusivity and empowerment, she strives to create environments where every member can flourish and contribute to collective growth. With a keen eye for opportunities and a heart for service, Liz is poised to make a meaningful impact on the committee’s initiatives and beyond.

Sam Archer, Treasurer

Sam is a theatre maker and experiential facilitator living on Dja Dja Wurrung land. He’s intrigued by people’s stories, loves a good adventure and is happiest on a stage or in nature.

Toby Heydon, Vice President

Toby is a writer, academic and actor who joined the Committee in 2020.  With a background in film and television, Toby came aboard the CTC for As You Like It in 2018.  He thereby expanded his repertoire of obscure Shakespeare characters to Pistol (II Henry IV), Seton (Macbeth) and Charles.  As a writer/researcher, Toby has contributed to Australian history television documentaries and is currently researching Shakespeare during the Victorian gold rushes.


Georgina Heydon


Leah O’Toole

Directing a high school musical was a highlight of Leah’s adolescence. Discovering the power and joy of bringing a show to life was a formative experience that has never left her. To keep the magic alive, she has taken on various roles in school productions, including Shakespeare, contemporary plays and, of course, musicals with all the bells and whistles. Supporting people to create great theatre with and for their community is her key motivation for joining the committee.











Kate Stones

Liz McCoy

Sam Archer

Toby Heydon

Leah O'Toole