MARGARET FISK AM - Artistic Director / Executive Producer / Writer
Born in country Victoria, Margaret has been involved in the event industry for nearly 40 years staging and managing events from large scale conferences, concerts, industry nights, product launches and choral activities.
Her Theatre Producing credits are extensive with two of her productions winning Green Room Awards (THE HATPIN and FLOWERCHILDREN) and many more being nominated for Green Room Awards and various other awards including the 2019 production of BARNUM - THE CIRCUS MUSICAL (StoreyBoard Entertainment).
For theatre, Margaret has been a producer, company manager, production manager and stage manager for a variety of companies including ROB GUEST ENDOWMENT CONCERTS and OPRAHFICATION (Melbourne and USA Season) and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Adam Lowe Group), BUGLE BOYS, A Salute to the Andrews Sisters (Moira Bennett) which opened at Chapel off Chapel in 2015 and subsequently had seasons in Canberra and a 2016 sold-out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. BUGLE BOYS had its successful international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.
Margaret was also the Consultant Producer for the Department of Defence for their 2014 production of THE LONG WAY HOME (Sydney Theatre Company) and Production Stage Manager for THE MEMORY OF WATER (3 Big Men Productions).
With Magnormos, Margaret has been a producer for THE HATPIN (Theatre Works), MILK AND HONEY, DEAR WORLD, HELLO DOLLY (Jerry Herman Triptych, Melbourne Recital Centre), OZMADE MUSICALS 2010 and OZMADE MUSICALS 2012 (Comedy Theatre) and FLOWERCHILDREN 2011 (Theatre Works), FLOWERCHILDREN 2013 (Comedy Theatre), GODSPELL, PIPPIN, CHILDREN OF EDEN (Stephen Schwartz Triptych, Melbourne Recital Centre) and AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Melbourne Recital Centre).
She has also been the Production Stage Manager for Magnormos including ANYONE CAN WHISTLE in 2010 as part of A SONDHEIM TRIPTYCH.
Prior to this Margaret produced CALL GIRL THE MUSICAL (2008 and 2009), THE HISTORY BOYS (2009) and the hugely successful I HEART FRANKSTON (2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival) with Bryce Ives.
For JTM Productions, Margaret has written and produced A Fine Romance - the Magic of Fred Astaire, Just a Couple of Song and Dance Men, Practically Perfect - The Music of Julie Andrews, Some Enchanted Evening - the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gene & Judy, A Night in Vegas (with Attori the Entertainers), California Dreaming - the music of the Mamas and Papas, Carole King - The Songbook of her Life, Romeo & Juliet, The Two Piano Men - From Back to Broadway and Beyond and Twisted Ivories, Fire and Ice (Andrew Follows) Other shows she has produced are Parton Me (Dolly Diamond) and The Queen of Broadway (Jon Jackson).
Her directing credits include: Practically Perfect - The Music of Julie Andrews, Some Enchanted Evening - the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gene & Judy, A Night in Vegas, Romeo & Juliet, The Two Piano Men - From Back to Broadway and Beyond, and Twisted Ivories.
For film, Margaret was the Line Producer and Production Manager for the 2019 multi Award winning short film TOMMY (To Be Loved Network).
Her previous projects include: the Award Winning CD "TALKING ANGELS" by Annemiek Wilson, the publication of the poetry booklet "A JOKER'S RIGHT OF REPLY" by Simon Mansell (Choir of Hard Knocks), and with world-renowned Australian blind photographer Andrew Follows, numerous photographic exhibitions including an international tour.
Margaret's community work includes being a previous Choir Manager/Events Manager for Choir of Hope and Inspiration and the multi-award winning 'Choir of Hard Knocks'.
In 1993, Margaret established the Defence Special Needs Support Group to assist Australian Defence Force families who cared for someone with special needs.
She ran the organisation for 20 years, supporting over 5200 families and many more individuals. During this time she introduced many innovative programs for people who had special needs and was instrumental in instigating policy changes for the disability sector by working with State, Territory and Federal Governments and the Department of Defence - policies, all of which still exist today.
In 1996, Margaret received an OAM and in 2016 was awarded an AM. She is also a recipient of the Centenary of Australia Medal and in 2018 was a Baton Bearer for the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay.
Margaret is married with two sons. With her eldest son Joel and her husband Terry they formed JTM Productions in 2011.