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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“Beachside Stories” rehearsals

Rehearsals are going well and although I still can’t sing a note, I am having fun putting it out there! There’s something quite lovely about honest, simple story telling – it’s something that everyone can connect with and draw something from. THAT’s what I’m taking from this role – I’m really feeling a need to […]

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Beachside Stories | The Singing Butcher!

I’m really enjoying rehearsals for “Beachside Stories” (Director: Elizabeth Walley), produced by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and Gasworks Art Park. We’ll be celebrating 5 prominent local Melbourne identities – sharing their stories and paying tributes to their wonderful contributions to their local communities. I have to say – it’s so nice to be involved in a […]

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Alfieri, “A View From A Bridge”

I auditioned today for Alfieri in Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge”. How did I go? Meh…suffice to say that I need to work on my New York Italian accent! But even though the audition wasn’t my best, I had a really rich and rewarding experience over the last 3 weeks, getting to know […]

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And On It Goes. Small Steps.

I finished my NIDA Actors Studio year today and am letting it wash over me. This year has changed me. The most wonderful, glorious, challenging, frustrating, frightening, liberating, incendiary, breath-taking, transformational time in my creative universe. The brilliant Peta Hanrahan told me at the start of the year that if I was still standing at […]

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