A B O U T
RED VELVET PRODUCTIONS
Freelance Radio Producer
Director| Performer| Presenter | Sessional lecturer
Regina Botros has worked as a freelance radio producer for ABC Radio National since 2005, researching, writing, presenting and producing documentaries, features, dramas, creating interview packages, producing poetry and recording live events across a wide range of programs.
She has recorded for the BBC World Service Podcast In The Studio and The Arts Hour.
In 2023 she was shortlisted for the New York Radio Awards in the Documentary category with her work Beauty Queens Who Want to Save the World produced for Earshot ABC RN. She is was a finalist in the Newcastle Short Story Competition 2022. And in 2016 she was short-listed for Chicago's Third Coast International Audio Festival.
She is a sessional lecturer | tutor at Sydney University.
She has produced numerous live events including Cab Savvy at Delmar Gallery in 2016, Night Words Festival at the Opera House Studio 2008, State Library NSW performers panel, Short & Sweet Short play festival in 2004 and numerous other smaller events around town.
Regina Botros currently moonlights as the producer and presenter of Stages, a weekly theatre program that broadcasts on 2SER FM. And it's affiliated podcast Backstage. She interviews and reviews theatre and performance around town and has been doing so since 2006.
She has directed for the stage on numerous occasions for the Sydney & Melbourne Comedy Festival, Griffin theatre, and other venues around town.
She has performed in various stage, film, poetry, art and dance works and is a documentarian, film maker, memoirist, artist and writer.
Short & Sweet Short Play Festival - Festival Coordinator | Director | Producer
This involved culling over 500 short plays down to a final selection of 45 that then had to be allocated to appropriate directors and cast. Through this process Regina worked with hundreds of people, coordinating auditions, rehearsals, publicity, four opening nights, running order, cast, technicians and staff, as well as negotiating the thousand other little logistical nightmares associated with a festival producers role.
Radio Stations : ABC | BBC | Re: Sound Chicago | Third Coast International Audio Festival | 2SER FM | FBi | 2RPH | 2GLF | CBAA
THEATRES: Griffin Theatre | Seymour Centre | Newtown Theatre | Tap Gallery theatre | Melbourne Comedy Festival | Sydney Comedy Festival | Riverside Theatre