“I’ve been collaborating with Sanctum Theatre for many years, playing a host of characters, including Otto the intrepid bear in children’s puppet theatre show, Otto learns to Fly, the incorrigible Nanny and the flamboyant Tree of Life in Life is a Carousel.“
Chapple creates artistic projects which incorporate installations, theatre, storytelling and puppetry for festivals and schools. He is committed to connecting with people of all abilities and age groups, producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze.
Born and raised in the inglorious outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Julian creates works across various disciplines to distill life’s bounty into intimate, censorial and surreal art experiences. He has studied Zoology, Geography and Animation.
His performance background includes ongoing work with The Village Festival, Sanctum Theatre, Magic Lantern Studio and Snuff Puppets. He has performed in Lola, The Dancing Bear (2016-17), The Nutbar, numerous festivals and events (2015-19), Tink Tank, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bunk Puppets (2016-17), Le Troll Vaincu (2014-15), Songs of the South Seas, Darebin Music Feast (2011-13), The Artist, Art After Dark, NGV (2010), In the Field, Sense of Place Productions (2008), 5 Angry Men (2004-05), Wild Moves (2005), Swivel Drivel Band (2000-03), Camel Magic Performance Troupe (1998-2000).