Puppets Rojak

an Artsolute Production company

Jodi is an Australian actor, puppeteer and director.  Growing up in rural NSW, Jodi had a very intimate look at how close communities work and function. However, it was theatre and adventure that drew her to the bright lights of Melbourne and eventually Singapore.

Starting her career in theatre, acting and producing work that carried large social themes. It was in 2012 when she discovered her love of puppetry and took off to discover the traditional arts in Asia.

 

It was then working with Artsolute that introduced her to the power of art for the community, working on various projects with them to this day.

As someone who has had to navigate the complex experience of adapting to and negotiating different cultures, in her work and in her life, she is dedicated to creating work and projects that aid in the processes of resettlement and cultural cohesion.

 

Since 2013 she's trained in Southeast Asian traditional puppet arts to work with and transform communities tackling natural disaster, refugee crisis, poverty and youth empowerment.

 

Within the five years, Jodi has worked with ASEAN Foundation, UNIMA, United Nations' Children and Youth, and Waseda University among others using the arts for cultural cohesion and humanitarian aid. 

 

Artistic Director

Jodi Thiele

Jodi is an Australian actor, puppeteer and director.  Growing up in rural NSW, Jodi had a very intimate look at how close communities work and function. However, it was theatre and adventure that drew her to the bright lights of Melbourne and eventually Singapore.

Starting her career in theatre, acting and producing work that carried large social themes. It was in 2012 when she discovered her love of puppetry and took off to discover the traditional arts in Asia.

 

It was then working with Artsolute that introduced her to the power of art for the community, working on various projects with them to this day.

As someone who has had to navigate the complex experience of adapting to and negotiating different cultures, in her work and in her life, she is dedicated to creating work and projects that aid in the processes of resettlement and cultural cohesion.

 

Since 2013 she's trained in Southeast Asian traditional puppet arts to work with and transform communities tackling natural disaster, refugee crisis, poverty and youth empowerment.

 

Within the five years, Jodi has worked with ASEAN Foundation, UNIMA, United Nations' Children and Youth, and Waseda University among others using the arts for cultural cohesion and humanitarian aid.