Charlotte Otton is an Australian theatre maker who brings spontaneity, honesty, filth and glee to the forefront of her work.
Originally hailing from Darkinjung (Gosford) in NSW, Charlotte trained in classical voice at the Central Coast Conservatorium. Once moving to Bulanaming (Inner West Sydney), she started her training as a theatre maker.
In 2012 she completed the Young Actors Program at NIDA. From there, Charlotte went on to begin a career in improvisational comedy completing all six levels of training with Impro Australia. She performed in weekly shows throughout Sydney (Full Body Contact No Love Tennis, The Roxbury Hotel Thursday's and the inaugural Sketchy At Best at the Giant Dwarf). In 2014, Charlotte continued her training at the iO (Improv Olympic) Summer Intensive course (Chicago, Illinois) and at Second City (New York).
In 2015 Charlotte began her bachelors degree at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) majoring in Performance Making. Where she trained in acting, movement, voice, writing, directing and devising.
In her graduating year (2017) Charlotte was awarded the inaugural Fremantle Arts Centre Residency Award where she went on to develop the multi-award winning show Let me finish.
In 2018 Charlotte performed in Hivemind (Rorschach Beast), Carnival of The Animals (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and WASO), Renegade Church (Renegade Productions development) and Let me finish.
Kiss Club (PVI Collective and PICA) allowed Charlotte to develop her first solo show Feminah which debuted in 2019 at The Blue Room Theatre as part of the Summer Nights Program, Fringeworld. For this season, Feminah was nominated for five awards and won four; two of which took Feminah to Sydney Fringe and Melbourne Fringe festivals.
During the Sydney run, Feminah took home the New Zealand touring award and picked up a nomination for Best Theatre during the Melbourne run.
As well as touring Feminah, Charlotte performed with The Last Great Hunt in Perpetual Wake and Variegated Production in Frankies.
In 2020 Charlotte performed in French Over (Rorschach Beast) and collaborated with Perth artist Andrew Sutherland on 30 Day Free Trial for Fringeworld which won The Blaz Award for writing.
In March Charlotte toured Feminah to New Zealand where she was nominated for the Outstanding Solo Performance award.
Charlotte is a current ensemble member of improvisational troupe The Big Hoo Haa and a regular music guest at Barefaced Stories.
2020 has seen much needed political and cultural upheaval and Charlotte is taking this time to learn, support and develop as an artist and to create work that serves and adds to our shifting cultural landscape.