Back in the eighties, Geoffrey Robertson, QC pioneered the Hypothetical format by hosting a televised series
of discussions on social issues in a fictional context.
The idea has had different incarnations since then and organisations internationally have learned that the concept is particularly powerful for gaining a new perspective on topical issues and engaging people with a range of topics.
Strictly Hypothetical Perth is the brainchild of Elisa Williams and Katrina Bercov.
Both qualified educators and experienced Arts Entrepreneurs, Elisa and Katrina draw upon an extensive combined background in business, corporate training and adult education - along with comedy, theatre and cultural event direction.
This unique fusion of contemporary business savvy, with the performing arts,
backed up by a solid understanding of adult learning,
gives us the ability to to bring you a fast-paced, high-impact show,
which might just challenge your thinking.
Our panels are a range of luminaries, experts and the odd actor, drawn from the relevant sector.
Katrina Bercov: Director
With tertiary qualifications in Business and Psychology, Katrina has over 20 years experience in Cultural Development and Event Design. Also holding a Graduate Diploma in Education (Training and Development), Katrina is a trained specialist in adult learning.
Katrina began her career with a decade of experience running her own Training and Events Management company, Ovations Edu-tainment (1994-2005), with business partner Andrew Horabin.
Ovations specialised in customising experiential learning programs for the corporate and government sectors. In 2000, Katrina was named Western Australia’s Young Businesswoman of the Year.
Katrina was then the General Manager of PropelArts - WA’s peak youth arts body, before managing the Cultural Services team for the City of Joondalup including the annual Joondalup Festival: a two day regional celebration, attracting 50,000 people. Katrina’s skills were recognised nationally when her team won won the "Parks and Leisure Australia" Event Management Award in 2008 for WA and then Australia.
Complementing her work with Strictly Hypothetical, Katrina works as a Freelance Trainer and Event Consultant and she is a casual University lecturer in Event Management.
Elisa Williams: Director
Also a qualified educator and experienced trainer, Elisa has 20 years of performance experience with a swag of international roles across stage and screen.
Trained in acting The Victorian College of the Arts, Elisa has worked extensively in Australia, along with touring productions across Europe and Asia. Also an arts-management veteran, Elisa established the first ever theatre in education company in Singapore. In this capacity she presided over a wide range of performances, educational programs and arts events.
Elisa balances Strictly Hypothetical with her work in the not-for-profit sector, taking free arts experiences to disadvantaged school students. She is also a polished MC and compelling speaker who is available for your next event.
Roxy Blythe: Office Manager
Roxy is Strictly Hypothetical’s office superstar, treating administration like a walk in the park.
From barking instructions, sniffing out a problem or chasing down a supplier, she will always collar the solution!
Roxy is particularly noted for her customer service skills ... she almost bowls people over with her enthusiasm!
Although we admit the occasional dig, Roxy is the most loyal and friendly employee we have ever had.