IRINE VELA has worked as a composer on dozens of music theatre productions with companies such as the Melbourne Workers Theatre, Playbox, Canto Coro, IRAA, Arena, the Victorian College of the Arts, Deckchair Theatre and Circus Oz. Some of her credits include The Ballad of Lois Ryan, Opa—A Sexual Odyssey, Black Cargo and Kate ’N’ Shiner. She is a founding member of the Greek-Australian music group the haBiBis.