Sanctum Theatre | Personel
Sanctum Theatre is a Melbourne-based visual performance ensemble presenting folk theatre in everyday spaces since 2006.
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Sanctum Theatre artistic director, Lachlan Plain, has lived in other worlds since childhood, navigating them via several mediums – performance, painting and the written word…

He won the 2012 Impress Prize for The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and other Tales, an eclectic illustrated collection of tall tales, and is a founding member of Subterranean Ink writers collective.

He has created several large scale murals, most notably Life on Planet Daisyworld (2015).

He has also worked for the Snuff Puppets for the past few years, an irreverent and scatological giant puppet company, performing in their shows and directing their People Puppet Projects in Australia, Denmark, Sweden, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil and Chile (

Jasmine Powell is Sanctum Theatre’s Zero Project manager. She has worked with the company since 2006 including as publicist for lament: candles & compost (2006); as curator of silent revolution: an exhibition (2007); as performer in bower: family portrait as part of the Zero Projects 2009 season; and as mask and puppet co-facilitator at Moomba Festival in 2015.

Jasmine completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne in 2003 where she met Lachlan Plain, artistic director of Sanctum Theatre. Jasmine was assistant producer for Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2004 and co-ordinated the Kew Community Festival in 2006 and 2007.

Jasmine completed her Masters of Social Work at RMIT in 2013 and did her final Social Work Placement at Borderlands Cooperative. She was published in New Community Quarterly for her article on her community practice in her Local Energy System (LETS). Jasmine has worked in the mental health sector for the past fifteen years.