Bronwen is an internationally accredited actor, director and teacher based in Melbourne. Having lived in New York for more than a decade, she is a Life Member of the Actors Studio, and has appeared in theatre, television and films in both America and Australia, including the Academy Award winning “Capote” opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman. As a director, Bronwen is known for her in-depth rehearsal style, drawing on techniques developed at the Actors Studio. Bronwen is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television (BFTV) and the Actors Studio Drama School (MFA).
Daniel Nellor is a Melbourne writer who has worked in politics, academia, human rights and the welfare sector. His play Distancewas performed at La Mama in 2013, and The Will was produced by the Anthropocene Play Company at BrightSpace Gallery in 2018. He has a PhD in Philosophy and is currently working on a book of conversations with Australian philosophers.
Brad is an Actor, Director, Writer and Producer based in Melbourne Australia. In 2016, he graduated from one of Melbourne’s leading and most comprehensive acting studios, 16th Street Actors Studio, after completing the prestigious 18 Month Part-Time Program. Most recently he graduated from SAE Creative Media Institute, coming away with an Associate’s Degree in Film and many Directing and Producing Credits. Brad has a passion for Screen Acting and Theatre, is highly enthusiastic and hard-working and has a keen eye for creating interesting and deep characters after working with Master Teachers such as Carl Ford, Elizabeth Kemp and Anthony Wong, Brad is eager and excited to put his passion into his work and collaborate with gifted creatives to produce original and impassioned art.
With a love of both theatre and film, Catherine began her training at 16th Street Actors Studio. Working with renowned teachers from Australia and abroad, including Anthropocene founder Bronwen Coleman, here she learnt the nature of truthful acting, which she aspires to emulate in her work. In 2018 she starred in the lead role of the debut performance of Waiting on You at The Lawler Theatre, Southbank. Currently you can catch her starring in the revenge thriller feature, What Goes Around, as Erin, the timid college student with a deadly crush, available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Pia O'Meadhra is a professionally
trained Australian actor and performance artist based in Melbourne. Pia has an Advanced Diploma of Acting from Adelaide College of the Arts (2013-2015) and graduated the One Year Full Time Program at 16th Street Actors Studio (2016-2017). Post graduation, Pia has extensively trained in the Method technique under the guidance and teachings of Actors Studio lifetime member Bronwen Coleman. Pia has played a diverse range of roles, recently including Amy in Ignis directed by Bronwen Coleman; Grace in Something Unspoken directed by Bronwen Coleman; Katherine in The Will directed by Bronwen Coleman; Freya in Earthquakes in London directed by Corey McMahon; Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing directed by Terence Crawford. Critics have described Pia as “having obvious talent” and described her as bringing “an ethereal and otherworldly quality to the stage”.
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Originally from Spain, Rain graduated from Kingston University London in
2018 and started her career as a Stage Manager in the UK in 2019 by
shadowing stage managers from West End musicals including;
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (The Apollo Theatre), Come From Away
(Phoenix Theatre) and The Lion King (The Lyceum Theatre).
She is now based in Melbourne, where she’s a Committee member of
Encore Theatre Company since early 2020 and she’s worked as a Stage
Manager for Goodfellow Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer
Night’s Dream directed by Jesse Novella (Sep 2019), Scarborough directed
by Bronwen Coleman (Nov 2019), Encore Theatre Company’s production
of The Witches directed by David Collins (Jan 2020), TBC Theatre’s
production of Rust directed by Renee Palmer, Alice Darling and Trudi
Boatwright played as part of the Midsumma Festival (Feb 2020) and
currently stage managing Red Stitch Theatre’s production of Single Ladies
directed by Bagryana Popov.
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Originally from the UK, Sophie has lived & worked in Melbourne for the past 11 yrs. She is a graduate of 16th Street Actors Studio, co-founder/producer of BTB Theatre Co, and ensemble member of The Anthropocene Play Company.
Stage credits include: Educating Rita (2021), Julius Caesar (2020), Crown Matrimonial (2020), Out of Order (2019), & Almost Maine (2019), with a postponed production of Othello on the cards for late 2021. Film credits include: Row (St Kilda Film Festival 2020), Beyond Charlie (Blackbird Film Festival 2020), AURA (Sovereign Hill Light & Sound show) & Unearthed (Independent).
Vincent graduated from the Full-Time Course at 16th Street Actors Studio in 2017. He was cast as the lead role in the internationally filmed, VCA short ‘Guppy’, which won the prestigious Governor of Tokyo award in 2020. He also starred in the viral fan film ‘The Old Republic: Rescue Mission’, where he played a sabre wielding stoic.
Stage credits include the new Australian play ‘Flagman’, written by Amy May Nunn as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival and Duke Orsino in ‘Twelfth Night’. He is currently performing as the lead role in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, also supporting in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, touring with Eagle’s Nest Theatre around Melbourne.
Clare Larman has been performing for almost forty years as an actor, performance maker, writer, teaching artist and director. She has had the opportunity to participate in Master Classes with the likes of Steven Berkoff, Lindsay Kemp, Graham Clark, Elizabeth Kemp and auditing with Mike Alfreds among others, has travelled as a performer to Belfast and San Francisco and taught in Beacon, NY. Clare’s most recent theatre credits include Something Unspoken (Anthropocene Play Co for Fringe 2019) Director: Bronwen Coleman, Independence (Three Fates Theatre) Dir: Ruby Rees, The Play’s the Thing for La Mama online Dir: Brenda Palmer, and a number of shows with Melbourne Writer’s Theatre
Alanah is a multi-disciplinary artist drawn to creating performative sensorial experiences. Alanah graduated from the NIDA MFA directing course (2018) and participated in an exchange at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art, Berlin. In 2018/19, Alanah relocated to Germany to further enhance her directorial skills. Now back in Melbourne, Alanah is an Associate Artist at Theatre Works, Resident Dramaturg with the She-Writes Collective and developing new work (Inventory by Carmen Maria Machado) with Platform Arts. Alanah is the 2021 directorial collaborator with Antipodes Winter Retreat and honoured to be part of the Anthropocene Play Company.
Alex is a Melbourne-based actress and make up artist. Graduate of 16th street Actors Studio (2017) and NYC’s William Esper Studio (2019) she has trained with some of the world’s best acting coaches, and has recently been accepted into Anthropocene Play Company’s ensemble. Screen credits include Smoke (Claire Nelson,2019), Phonebooth (Melissa Smith,2019), and The Grave (Kelly Williams,2021). Stage credits include Babes and Beer (Sarah Nathan,2019) as part of BE Bold Festival.
Patrick Livesey is an award-winning actor, writer and producer. His 2018 play 'The Boy, George' won the NZ Touring Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and was nominated for Best Performance. His second play 'Gone Girls' earned rave reviews at Adelaide Fringe 2020 and will be seen at Gasworks Arts Park in July 2021. Patrick is currently writing his third play,'Mummy's Boy', a dedication to his late mother, which was shortlisted for the Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award. In 2021 he commissioned, produced and performed in ‘Dirt by Angus Cameron’, directed by Bronwen Coleman which earned a dozen five star reviews and won four awards at Adelaide Fringe 2021 including Critics Choice and the Frank Ford Award.
A lifetime in performing arts as actor, writer, teacher, director and manager, Sebastian went straight from high school to VCA acting . He has performed at Theatre Works, La Mama, Why Not Theatre company, Q44 and others in addition to film and television projects. An advocate of ongoing training and practise ongoing development includes workshops and techniques with Susan Batson, Larry Moss, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Kemp and others. Recent productions include Allan Ball’s - “All That I Will Ever Be”, 5pound Theatre Rep Season - 5 plays in 5 weeks, The Container, Oceania Flight AO11, Shinning City - Connor McPherson
Mikhaela has performed, directed & produced for the last fifteen years. She has created her own work for festivals and stand-alone seasons as well as teaching youth and adults acting at The National Theatre in St. Kilda for eleven years. She has worked for Chameleon casting & performed with multiple musical theatre companies and travelled overseas to perform in a children’s performance troupe called The Meidls, entertaining children all over the New York tristate area. In 2019 Mikhaela completed the Part Time acting course at Howard Fine Studios to return to her training and craft after having two children. She has been a part of several TVC’s, short films, live theatre and is currently creating a children’s television show about Nature Connection.
Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, his family moved to the UK where he was influenced by a variety of live music. He then received a scholarship to attend the Guildhall school of Music and Drama which led to London West End shows and tours around the UK in musicals such as A Tribute to the Blues Brothers, Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess and John Adam’s ‘I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky’.
In Brisbane he has performed with La Boite theatre company and Grin & Tonic theatre troupe. In Melbourne, he immersed himself in live music. This kept him so busy, there was a long unplanned break from theatre until 2019 when he played Othello in the Shakespeare’s tragedy, staged by Dionysus Theatre Company.
Monica Vangeli is an actress from Melbourne who has a background in Film and Television, having completed a Diploma of Screen and Media at RMIT University. She has also completed the APS Studio Part Time Acting Course and been studying acting since 2015. She was a lead in an Australian feature film called "A Small Punch In A Little Town," and recently been nominated best actress for her role at The Nova Film Festival, in Fairfax Virginia.
Wil King is a gender-fluid actor, writer and producer. They recently starred in Why Are You Like This for the ABC and Netflix, playing outrageous drag queen, Austin. After graduating from 16th Street’s full-time program, Wil wrote, produced and starred in the short film Fragile. He then went on to make his professional debut in Strangers in Between opposite Simon Burke AO and Helpmann Award Winner Guy Simon at fortyfive downstairs and then Sydney’s Seymour Centre, gaining rave reviews for his performance as Shane. They have since since collaborated with Strangers director Daniel Lammin again on Sneakyville at forty-five downstairs, playing a reimagined Charles Manson. Wil is currently developing a new project for television with Adam Murfet and Jessie Oldfield, director/producers of Why Are You Like This.