Hayley Condon was born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia and spent most of her childhood on the Sunshine Coast. She has had an undying passion for theatre since her first class as a young child. She took this passion further by following it into tertiary education; she undertook a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Drama and Screen Media, at the University of the Sunshine Coast (2014-2017).
In 2017, Hayley was accepted into the highly competitive University of Sunshine Coast’s Master of Professional Practice: Performing Arts, where she studied under the guidance of Zen Zen Zo’s artistic director, Dr. Lynne Bradley, and seasoned director and performer Dr. Jo Loth and Dr. Natasha Budd. Through her Masters she had the opportunity to travel to Japan to train with well known Butoh Company, Dairakudakan where she met international artists, and performed alongside them during lluminious Time directed by Maro Akaji (stars in the film Kill Bill).
In January 2018, Hayley completed a two week intensive masterclass workshop with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company under the teaching of Dr. Lynne Bradley, Steph Kehoe, Simon Woods and Drew der Kinderen. She advanced her skills and knowledge in Viewpoints, Buffon, Clowning, Suzuki and Butoh. Through this Hayley was invited into the Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company’s Actors Advance Dojo Ensemble- Where she undertook weekly training with the company during 2018.
In February 2018, Hayley volunteered at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane, where she worked as a marketing assistant and delegate liaison. Over the five days Hayley was immersed in the APAM environment and networked with many remarkable artists internationally and nationally.
Hayley has worked as a Drama Teacher for the Australian School of Performing Arts, Film and Television, where she taught children six to 16 years of age the foundations of acting. She also has experience teaching theatre workshops in schools to high school students: the foundations of acting, physical theatre and turning text into a performance.
During the 2018 Sunshine Coast Horizon Festival, Hayley worked with Western Australian Puppetry Company, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre as a puppeteer on String Symphony. She worked closely with Shane Adamczak and Sam Longley from Spare Parts, where she learnt the skills and knowledge of puppetry. Hayley also had the opportunity of conducting a few of the performances throughout the festival, where she invited engaged the public to be apart of the immersive puppetry show.
In November 2018, Hayley showcased her first show at the Festival of Australian Student Theatre (FAST). She wrote, directed and starred in the show, which was titled Fish Out of Water. It focused on the topic of social anxiety and how three individuals feel out of place during different social situations. Fish Out of Water was an immersive performance where the audience were taken into an anxiety support group. Hayley worked alongside with theatre artist Joanne Kohnke, who worked as a dramaturg on the show. In 2019, Hayley will be redeveloping Fish Out of Water for the Sunshine Coast Anywhere Theatre Festival, in May.
In addition to performing and theatre, Hayley has a passion for photography, she has taken numerous hero images for theatre posters around the Sunshine Coast and has been a photographer for a variety of theatre performances. She is known for images such as: of Dr. Jo Loth's 2017 production Julius Caesar and Anthony Borsato's Unwrapping Lolly which was featured at the 2017 Festival of Australian Student Theatre.