Alex Ben-Mayor, Executive Producer of Stealth Agency is working with the Arte Publiku Coordination Committee to realize Timor-Leste’s first public arts festival. Stealth Agency has been working with artists from Timor since 2010 and was the lead producer for Doku Rai, the acclaimed theatre production created with the Australian company The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm with leading artists from Arte Moris. The production toured to the Adelaide Festival, Arts House Melbourne, Brisbane Festival, Carriageworks Sydney and the Darwin Festival in 2012 and 2013.
Alex trained as a dramatuge at the Malthouse Theatre and has previously worked as a producer for Performing Lines, Brown’s Mart Arts and the Darwin Festival. He has toured internationally as performer and Creative Engineer with outdoor installation/performance company Well, reviewed performance for RealTime and his stage writing has been a finalist in the American STAGE Science/Art Script competition in 2007 and won the NT Literary awards in 2011.
In 2012 Alex undertook an Asialink Arts Management Residency with the Creative Activities Unit of the Office of the President in Timor Leste to identify the structures for producing a major arts festival in Timor.
Alex has been based in Timor for the past year developing commercial opportunities for local artists and brings his experience of production, programming and project management to realize Arte Publiku.