While Pop Up Playground is no longer in business, the team continue to work in the arts in a variety of capacities.

Ben McKenzie is a freelance performer, writer and game designer. He co-created the radio sci-fi comedy Night Terrace, and currently hosts the podcast Pratchat. He’s available for game design work and playful programs and workshops for adults and children. Find him via benmckenzie.com.au, or email him at ben@benmckenzie.com.au. He’s on Twitter as @McKenzie_Ben, and Instagram as @notongotham.

Sayraphim Lothian is a public artist and author of the book Guerrilla Kindness & Other Acts of Creative Resistance from Mango Publishing. They also produce the YouTube video series Monster Thinks. You can find out more about Sayraphim’s work via sayraphimlothian.com, or find them on Twitter and Instagram as @sayraphim. You can also order their book through your local bookshop or online via Amazon.

Dr Robert Reid is a director, playwright, theatre historian, and co-editor and co-founder of Witness, a forum for independent critique and debate about the Australian performing arts. He also runs Witness’ educational resources. Find out more at witnessperformance.com, or find him on Twitter at @burstsgnlsymfny.

Dr Jess Kilby is a writer, photographer and mixed media artist. Her work focuses on the beauty and the mystery of the everyday, and the intersections between playfulness, mindfulness and creativity. You can find out more about Jess’s work at jesskilby.com, and you can find her on Instagram and Twitter as @ninjypsy. 

This information was last updated in September, 2020.

Game Mechanic Ben McKenzie and game runner Adelle Lin at Fresh Air, 2013.
Photo by Sarah Walker