The collective


The Corinthian Food Store Collective is a Sydney-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in Australia today.

The Corinthian Food Store shows are a unique live experience, tapping into Australia’s rich history of clowning, storytelling and live music. Our work uses both intellectual rigour and excessive idiocy to explode moral relativism and antagonise cultural norms.

We are fascinated by the fluidity of Australian identity and we are dedicated to telling stories that reflect the diversity of our country in all its forms.

The Collective was founded in 2012 by two NIDA Alumni and has since grown to 8 core members and an expanding group of collaborators.


The Corinthian Food Store Collective is Isabella Andronos, Michael Hili, Shiv Palekar, Duncan Ragg, Matilda Ridgeway, Jessica Vickers, Vanessa White and Charles Wu.

Co-Artistic Director / Charles Wu
Co-Artistic Director / Duncan Ragg
General Manager / Vanessa White