Recently returned to Patch following maternity leave, Krystle has been volunteering and working in the arts industry since 2010. Particularly passionate about complex formulas in spreadsheets and content creation, she has tinkered in almost every arts festival in Adelaide and Edinburgh. She’s excited to return to the Patch team in Marketing and Development.
What drew you to a career in the arts?
I discovered the arts in my early 20s and I remember thinking, how can I have this vibrancy in my life every day? My job at a corporate NGO wasn’t that exciting, so I went about volunteering at just about every arts festival in Adelaide. I got to know the industry, the people in it, and generally had a great time. I was pretty excited when I landed my first paid arts marketing role. Being behind the scenes helping patrons discover the arts and artists succeed is still incredibly satisfying. I’ve moved around the world but never moved industries and hopefully never will.
What do you love most about children’s theatre?
Children’s theatre feels so refreshing - from what happens in the performance space right through to how children consume it. Adult theatre can get pretty complicated sometimes, and it’s nice to have space for interpretation and personal application. I’m looking forward to seeing more children’s theatre than ever before as I co-view with my daughter Edie.