About Doorstep Arts
Doorstep Arts is a independent performing arts company committed to creating innovative, exceptional theatre.
The name Doorstep has been synonymous with the highest quality independent theatre and the nurturing of new talent for the past two decades.
The award winning youth theatre company, Doorstep Productions was founded in 1993 by Doorstep’s Artistic Director, Darylin Ramondo. As a natural progression, Doorstep Arts followed in 2007 as an independent professional theatre company with Jolyon James joining Darylin as co Artistic Director from 2008 to 2010.
The evolvement of Doorstep Arts represents the growth of this creative and innovative company as it expands its distinctive repertoire to include community arts and cultural development projects, serving to further enrich the cultural identity of the wider community and increase its enviable reputation as a unique theatre company.
Art without boundaries...
Storytelling through art to provide a platform for self-expression and gaining insight in the ability to achieve one’s full potential, both as an individual and as a community.
Envisage, create and inspire through collaboration in all art forms, to achieve an exceptional standard of entertainment and create awareness to challenge audience views and understanding.
Step into a world of creative possibility....
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: DARYLIN RAMONDO
Darylin Ramondo is the founder/director of highly successful theatre companies Doorstep Productions, Doorstep Ensemble and the newly formed visual and performing arts company, Doorstep Arts. Darylin has been involved in professional and community theatre for many years.
In her role as Artistic Director, Darylin regularly collaborated between artists across multiple art forms including actors, art teachers, sculptors, designers, choreographers, directors, writers, musicians etc on various creative projects, both large and small scale. Artist in Schools programs including involving whole communities on relevant arts projects
Darylin has directed numerous productions including Cats, Romeo and Juliet, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Chicago, Into The Woods, My Fair Lady and Convict. Darylin has been nominated eight times by the Victorian Music Theatre Guild as Director of the Year and was the Winner of the award in 2001 for Doorstep’s Award winning, Chicago. More recently Darylin has directed Dogfight at Chapel Off Chapel as well as Doorstep Arts acclaimed production of Next to Normal, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World and was the producer for Doorstep’s The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee and Three Sides.
Among many leading roles, Darylin’s performance in the coveted role of 'Mrs Lovett' in Sweeney Todd saw her awarded with the Leading Actress of the Year by the Victorian Music Theatre Guild and most recently as 'Madame Thenardier’ in Footlight's Les Miserables, she received a 2013 Victorian Music Theatre Guild for Best Supporting Actress.
Darylin worked with internationally acclaimed Back to Back Theatre Company as Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director and Executive Producer.
Darylin was the Creative Program Coordinator at Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong in 2015 to 2016.