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David has been working as an actor and theatre maker for nearly three decades. His stage career has encompassed both mainstream and fringe theatres around Australia and overseas, garnering him a number of Victorian Green Room awards and nominations. He has also appeared in a handful of feature films, shorts and dramatised documentaries. In television he is best known for his ongoing role as Simon, the barman in The Secret Life of Us (2000-2004), as well as a succession of guest roles in many popular dramas (including his AFI-nominated role as a cross-dressing psychopath in Halifax: fp). He also works regularly on radio features, voiceovers and book narrations. He has recently begun writing for the stage, as well as conducting research in the area of applied theatre . His first play, Song of the Bleeding Throat, was produced by Eleventh Hour in 2011. He currently teaches in the School of Creative Arts at Deakin University, and is about to head off to Ireland with a production of Beckett’s Endgame. In 2015 he performed with the Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Jumpy’.
Kevin has worked in the entertainment industry for 17 years as an actor and director. He has been seen in a number of feature films (most recently Sensitive New Age Killer) and has appeared in many television series including Stingers and Blue Heelers. Most of his work has been in theatre with companies such as Melbourne Theatre Co., Australian Shakespeare Company, Complete Works Theatre Company and La Mama. He has recently returned from an interstate tour of Much Ado About Nothing for the Australian Shakespeare Company
A graduate of QUT Academy of the Arts, Philip began his career in Queensland touring Shakespeare around Australia and overseas. He has worked with La Boite Theatre Company in several production including the world premier of X-Stacey, by Margery Forde and The Queensland premier of Blackrock, by Nick Enright. Philip has lived and worked as a professional actor in Melbourne for the past 15 years. He has toured and performed with The Australian Shakespeare Company in numerous productions with credits including Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Lysander and Snout in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing. Television credits include Neighbours and Blue Heelers. Phil was awarded Best Actor in a Male role – Drama at the 2014 Victorian Drama League Awards for his role as Henry II in ‘The Lion in Winter.’
Glen has been acting for over 12 years and has been involved in TV, film, theatre, childrens’ productions, voice over, corporate videos and role play work. TV credits include House Husbands, Killing Time, City Homicide and Neighbours and he has also appeared in over 30 films. Glen has an extensive and varied theatre career, working with companies such as La Mama and Hoy Polloy and acting in numerous Shakespeare productions.
Clare studied acting at the National Theatre and completed film & TV courses at TAFTA & The Film Space. She has entertained hospitalised children as ‘Captain Starlight’ and performed in various educational children’s shows. She played the role of Maddie O’Reilly in ‘I Hate Abba’ for the 2012 National Playwright Competition, and is thoroughly enjoying her ongoing gigs at Werribee Park Mansion as Maggie in ‘What Was That!’ and Esther McLeod in ‘Down To Earth’. Other plays include ‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ for the 2007 Melb. International Comedy Festival, ‘As You Like It’ (Dragonfly Theatre) for Melb. Fringe Festival 2008, and numerous other Australian short plays. Clare has also appeared in a number of short films and works regularly as a primary teacher. Her TV credits include the ‘Give A Gonski’ AEU campaign, ‘Dirt Game’ (ABC), ‘Triple Zero Heroes’ (Channel 7 Pilot) and ‘Offspring’ (Channel 10).
Co founder of The Shift Theatre with Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins appeared in their productions of Two Sisters and a Piano and Fred at The Dog Theatre in Footscray. Together they have written, produced and performed in The Girls in Grey, about Australian army nurses during World War 1, which has had a season at Theatre Works in St Kilda and has toured Victoria and N.S.W. and W.A. It was on the VCE curriculum for Drama in 2012 and is published by Currency Press. Her theatre appearances include Wuthering Heights at Ripponlea, Much Ado About Nothing in Perth and Adelaide and the far north of Australia and Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night in Melbourne's Botanic Gardens for The Australian Shakespeare Company, Away for the Melbourne Theatre Company and Performing Arts Projects productions including The Secret Garden, Loving Friends, An Indian Summer, Stage Door and In Angel Gear, as well as for Soul Theatre in A Lie of the Mind. La Mama productions include Lost in Ringwood, The Show Must Go On, Macbeth X, Dizney on Dry Ice, Thy Kingdom Come, Orpheus, Evidence, Monologues for an Apocalypse, Mary Shelley and the Monsters, Good Morning Midnight, Heights, Advice from a Caterpillar. She performed in Hoy Polloy's production of Boston Marriage and Essential Theatre's touring production of Romeo and Juliet. In 2001 she appeared in the production of The Women’s Jail Project for the Dublin Fringe Festival and in Perth she also appeared in It’s My Party (and I’ll die if I want to) for Hole in the Wall Theatre Company. Helen has featured in lead roles in the films The Marey Project, Hamlet X, Ghost Paintings 1-4 for James Clayden and Sensitive New Age Killer (SNAK).
Alaine has been involved in theatre and has been a professional singer for over 30 years in SA, Sydney and Melbourne. She started in acting in 1987 (Oh What a Lovely War, Bullshot Crummond, Come Blow Your Horn) then turned to directing plays including Steel Magnolias, Stepping Out, Chamber Music, Death and His Brother Sleep. Alaine now runs her own multi award winning business, Essence Food Studio, with her partner Bart. ‘What Was That? was written by Alaine, workshopped with her team and opened 27.6.03 bringing the Chirnside story to life. ‘Down to Earth’, was written, workshopped then first performed in 2010. She is Creative Director for the Wyndham Theatre Company and as part of the Company, directed “A Christmas Carol’, ‘A Month of Sundays’ and ‘Allo Allo’ and ‘Cosi’ and 'Lion in Winter.' Alaine produced and performed in ‘Was That a Bunyip?’ in 2012 for the Werribee Open Range Zoo as part of their Wild Nights holiday programme. Her play ‘Point of No Return’ won the 2014 National Playwright Award.