Lies, Lies and Propaganda

Founded in 2014, Lies, Lies and Propaganda creates theatre that is messy, colourful and provocative. Theatre that is not afraid to draw blood, be art, or rejoice in its theatricality. Theatre that does more than reinforce stereotypes or preach to the choir. Sometimes we'll fail, but we're always going to try.

michael dean

Michael has directed and co-produced all Lies, Lies and Propaganda productions to date, namely A Christmas Carol (Kings Cross Theatre, 2017), Bluebeard; or the Marriage Mistakes of a Nameless Bride (Bondi Feast, 2017), Orpheus (Blood Moon Theatre, 2016), Bicycle (Adelaide Fringe and the Old Fitz, 2016), Roadkill Confidential (Kings Cross Theatre, 2015), Zeroville (Parramatta Justice Precinct, 2015) and Phaedra (TAP Gallery, 2014). Other directing credits include The Best Corn Chip in the Universe (Sydney Fringe, 2016), The Big Funk (Suspicious Woman Productions, 2015) and short film Gateway to the Stars (McMartin Productions), which won Best Actor and Actress at the 2015 Sci-Fi Film Festival. Michael is an Associate Artist with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Co., for which he co-directed Visiting Hours (VIVID Sydney, 2016), assistant directed Jatinga (2017) and His Dark Materials (ATYP, 2014), directed Love Field (TAP Gallery, 2013) and stage managed Great Expectations (ATYP, 2012). Michael studied Theatre Arts at Brown University in the United States, where he directed five productions before graduating in 2009.

Danielle baynes

Danielle Baynes is an actor, writer and director based in Sydney. Danielle is a WAAPA graduate and has studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London and the Stella Adler Academy, New York. As a playwright, Danielle premiered her first show Bicycle at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 to critical acclaim and then went on to have a successful Sydney season at the iconic Old Fitz Theatre. Danielle co-wrote and directed short film Cold Hearts. The script, co-written with Yolanda Ramke, was nominated for a 2016 Australian Writers Guild Award.  


Jasper Garner Gore is an actor, writer and dramaturg who works and lives in Sydney, where he has been based for the past six years. Recent performance credits include The Chapel Perilous (New Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Sydney Shakespeare Company), The Cherry Orchard (New Theatre), Roadkill Confidential (Lies, Lies & Propaganda), The Ishmael Club (Bakehouse Theatre Company in association with Red Line Productions), Zeroville (Lies, Lies & Propaganda), The Big Funk (Suspicious Woman Productions) and Amadeus (Genesian Theatre Company). In 2016 Jasper co-created Orpheus with Michael Dean and assisted with the development of a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray written by Nathan Farrow. He has studied regularly with The Hub Studio, and with Alexander Technique practitioner Mary Cerny.