Staff

Andy Freer - Artistic Director

Andy Freer

Andy Freer is the founder and Artistic Director, creator, writer, designer, director, puppet-maker and performer at Snuff Puppets. Andy began making giant puppets in 1988 with Splinters Inc, eventually founding Snuff Puppets in 1992. Andy has showcased the Snuff Puppets repertoire of productions, workshops and collaborations to more than 30 countries in Asia, Europe, South America, Oceania and at home. Following Andy’s principles of deep engagement and lasting legacy, Snuff Puppets have returned multiple times to many of these countries. Andy has created nine theatrical productions, eight roaming acts and two unique workshop models. These works remain in repertoire and continue to be presented to this day.

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Lauren Bok - Producer

Lauren Bok

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts/Teaching from Melbourne University. She has a strong background in producing and educational practices within the arts industry, and passionately believes the importance of bringing theatre to people that might not otherwise have access to it. Career highlights include working with Uncle Jack Charles at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, being a part of Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders program in 2018, and being nominated for a Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2019. She is the co-founder of Gaggle, a comedy network for women and non-binary people, and runs her own stand-up comedy workshops from time to time.

Hung Nguyen - Finance Manager

Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen is a CPA with over 15 years experience working in accounts and finance. He is also Finance, Office & ICT Officer at Multicultural Arts Victoria since 2006, shortly after migrating to Australia. Previously, Hung was Finance and Supply Chain Manager at Dumex Vietnam, a subsidiary of Danone Global. He also holds many years of experience working in large multinationals overseas. Hung has completed a Masters of Accounting from Swinburne University and the CPA Australia program.

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