Richard III – Jonjo O’Neill

Jonjo O’Neill’s portrayal of Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2012) is one of my favourite characters, and continues to inspire me. Although I didn’t see the production live, this clip of his opening soliloquy (Act 1, Scene 1) changed many of my views on approaching Shakespeare. Jonjo owned the character before he even said a […]

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“Blackspot Hotspot” | Melbourne Writers Theatre

I had a brilliant time in Melbourne Writers Theatre’s workshop for “Blackspot Hotspot”, written by Bruce Shearer, directed by Alec Gilbert. Hilarious, black humour – very Pythonesque is the way that these absurd little characters and scenes transitioned. I read Mr Jones and Scrap, both of whom were really well written and frankly, hilarious! Wonderful […]

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“River God” | Madwoman Monologue

Here’s my audition for this year’s Madwoman’s Monologue production. I presented an excerpt from “River God” by Louise Hopewell. The piece is a reflection by a priceless South American river god statue who is upset at a CCTV camera invading his privacy. I decided to take it in a slightly different direction and asked myself, […]

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Simon Stephens – script analysis

My notes from the script analysis calls with Michael Abercrombie this week. What I like about Stephens’ work is the way that his characters are not perfect. Far from it. In fact, they are flawed and are simply trying to make do with what they have. I like that a lot. No pretence. It’s realistic […]

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“Cosi” (Doug)

Damian’s (StageMilk) feedback from my Doug monologue. Technical stuff Eliminate these distractions from my acting. Get these technical things sorted so they don’t take the audience’s attention. White shirt, white background = floating head. Don’t do it. Microphone was poor. I knew this already. I used the internal microphone in the camera. Bad move. I’ll […]

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