• 8/8/8 - Dramaturg: Lara Thoms, Performer: Mish Grigor

    8/8/8 - Dramaturg: Lara Thoms, Performer: Mish Grigor

  • Please Stand - Co-Director: Lara Thoms

    Please Stand - Co-Director: Lara Thoms

  • The Invisible Opera - Co-Director: Lara Thoms

    The Invisible Opera - Co-Director: Lara Thoms

  • RINSE - Director: Mish Grigor

    RINSE - Director: Mish Grigor

  • The Widest Wig - Dramaturg: Lara Thoms

    The Widest Wig - Dramaturg: Lara Thoms

  • The Photobox - Director: Mish Grigor

    The Photobox - Director: Mish Grigor




SUPERDRIVE is an APHIDS program where co-directors join mid-career artists to create a new project. These include dramaturgy, directing, producing, auspicing and strategic supporting roles to co-build a future for experimental work. Recent and upcoming projects include:

888 REST

An ambient meditation on care and control, digital detoxing, and the commodification of relaxation by the neoliberal machine. Also, paradoxically, the immense labour required to create a work about rest.

Created by Harriet Gillie &Marcus Mckenzie, Dramaturg Lara Thoms. Rising Festival 2024

The First Bad Man

A performative book club that lives the fiction of Miranda July’s debauched classic.

Co created by Mish Grigor and Pan Pan Theatre. Rising Festival 2024


A playful polyphony, exploring both how we might listen with our bodies but also how we might speak with them.

Created by Amrita Hepi, Dramaturg Mish Grigor NGV Triennial.


Exploring  the body in professional service, in a collaboration between a choreographer/dancer and a sex worker.

Created by Amrita Hepi, Dramaturg Mish Grigor Pieces Presented by Lucy Geurin and the Substation


A solo dance work by choreographer and First Nations artist Amrita Hepi  that explores the romance of beginnings and what happens next, when those initial thrills begin to fade and inertia takes over.

Created by Amrita Hepi Directed by Mish Grigor, Liveworks, Performance Space at Carriageworks and tFusebox Festival, Austin.

The Photobox

 “A supremely local, intricately crafted and beautifully shaped work of theatre” – The Conversation

A solo performance by artist Emma Beech: exploring family, belonging and change.

Directed by Mish Grigor, Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival.

Please Stand 

“Tremendously clever and built fantastically in an unassuming way.” – News In Germany

Created with young activists, Please Stand questions the practice of myth making around national identity and of nation building 

Co-creators Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms. Commissioned by Theatre Spekatkle Zurich and toured to Nooderzon festival Holland.

 The Invisible Opera

“A work that asks us to sit and observe this public space, we watch but are also watched…these moments are so precious.” – ABC Art

A disembodied libretto, narrating an omniscient vision of the micro dramas, private enterprise and influence of surveillance in a town square.

Created by Sophia Brous, co-director Lara Thoms and Samara Hersch, RISING Festival, Perth Festival


“Sickening and delightful, wildly entertaining and utterly exhausting.” – Heckler

8 hours of absurd corporate hell, an endurance based, experimental performance with a cast of 30.

Harriet Gillies + Marcus Mckenzie: Dramaturg Lara Thoms, Performer Mish Grigor at RISING Festival

World’s Widest Wig Worke

An exploration into world records, popular culture, performance and fame within the context of the Guinness World Records.

Dani Reynolds: Dramaturg Lara Thoms at ACE Adelaide

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.