2024 Andrew Cameron Fellow

Margaret Thanos is an award-winning Cypriot-Australian director, writer and actor for theatre and film. She is also the owner of Queen Hades Productions, a production company that works to bring together activism and art.

Margaret’s directing credits include the 5-star sell-out season of I Hate People; or Timon of Athens (Sport for Jove), A Very Expensive Poison (New Theatre), the Australian Premiere of Labyrinth (Dream Plane Productions) and world premiere of A Grain of Sand (KXT). In 2023, she was awarded the prestigious Sandra Bates Director’s Award at Ensemble Theatre.

She has assistant directing credits on Benefactors (Ensemble), Mr Bailey’s Minder (Ensemble), This Genuine Moment (Old 505), Animal Farm (New Theatre), Originate Project (Q Theatre), The Linden Solution (Ratcatch) and The Cherry Orchard (Chippen St). Her debut short Life Beyond Christine is currently in post-production.

Her acting credits include: Beautiful Things (Flickerfest Selection), Dear Australia (Spark Theatre), Screen Shot (Toronto Comedy Film Festival Selection), Twinemies (Australian Podcast Award Winner), Spider in My Soup (Shopfront Artslab and Bondi Feast), My Creatures (Tricky Feet), Intersection: Chrysalis (ATYP/Griffin). In 2020, Margaret was a part of Montague Basement’s Laboratory Program and in 2021 she was a part of ATYP’s Fresh Ink.

Margaret is also an activist, with a particular focus on gender equality and climate awareness. She is one of Plan International’s Activists and has done extensive interviews and public appearances. Her production company Queen Hades Productions has had four sell-out seasons of its feminist sketch comedy show Tough Titties and has a new upcoming show Not Now, Not Ever: A Parliament of Women at 25A Downstairs Belvoir in March, written and directed by Margaret.

To view Margaret’s full list of credits, visit her website below.