Paul Blackwell

Parsons

Paul has worked widely across the industry in theatre, film, television and radio.  He is perhaps best known on the stage having worked for all the major theatre companies and in children’s theatre as well as for Opera Australia and the symphony orchestras in Adelaide and Hobart.

Recent appearances for State Theatre Company include Volpone, Eh Joe, The Seagull, Babyteeth and the title role in Vere (Faith), a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.

For Brink Productions he appeared in Thursday and The Aspirations of Daise Morrow and When the Rain Stops Falling (with State Theatre Company) and The Hypochondriac.

For Sydney Theatre Company, he appeared in Tartuffe, The Government Inspector, The Ham Funeral and The Trackers of Oxyhrinchus.  For Belvoir, credits include Antigone, Ubu, The Underpants, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Frogs and The Popular Mechanicals and Pop Mecs 2, On Parliament Hill.  His Windmill credits include The Composer Is Dead, a co-pro with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and in The Clockwork Forest (Windmill Theatre/ Brink Productions).  For Patch Theatre Company he was a co-creator on the award winning Mr McGee and the Biting Flea, Who Sank the Boat? and The Happiest Show on Earth.

Film credits include Red Dog, Dr Plonk, Candy, December Boys, The Quiet Room, Charlie’s Country and The Boy Castaways.

Tom Conroy

Tom Conroy

Winston

Tom Conroy graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009 and has since held a very successful stage career. For the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Tom has previously appeared in Mortido (with Belvoir) and Romeo and Juliet. His other theatre credits include Land & Sea (Brink Productions); Hay Fever, Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company); The Wider Earth (Queensland Theatre Company); Cock (Melbourne Theatre Company/La Boite); Moth (Malthouse/Arena Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare); The Sweetest Thing (B Sharp/Arts Radar); When the Rain Stops Falling (New Theatre); Delectable Shelter (The Hayloft Project); The Share (five.point.one); and night maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing). Tom also performed in Belvoir’s original production of Jasper Jones, Mother Courage and Her Children and Small and Tired. He will appear in Belvoir’s production of Ghosts later this year. In 2014, Tom was a dramaturgy intern for Playwriting Australia. He has worked on script developments for Belvoir, Playwriting Australia, Bell Shakespeare, Brink and Queensland Theatre Company. His screen work includes Hamlet for Bell Shakespeare/ABC Splash online content. Tom’s performance in Something Natural But Very Childish (La Mama) garnered him a Green Room Award for Best Male Actor in Independent Theatre.

Terence Crawford

O’Brien

Terence began his acting career in 1980 in his home city of Newcastle before studying at NIDA. Terence’s stage credits includeThe Seagull, Hedda Gabler, Attempts on her LifeKing Lear, Romeo & Juliet and Speaking in Tongues (State Theatre Company of South Australia); Hypochondriac (Brink Productions); and Blackbird (Flying Penguin Productions). His work in film has includedThe Babadook; A Month of Sundays; Boys in the Trees; Rabbit, and the documentary: Remembering the Man. Currency Press has published two books by Terence, Dimensions of Acting: An Australian approach, (2011) and Trade Secrets: Australian Actors and their Craft (2005). He has directed at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and been a guest at L’ecole internationale de theatre Jacques Lecoq, Paris. Terence has held Head of Acting roles at Theatre Nepean, Adelaide College of the Arts, as well as in Singapore at both the Intercultural Theatre Institute and LASALLE College of the Arts. In 2011 Terence was appointed to the Board of Governors of STCSA, and in 2013, the University of Adelaide honoured Terence by awarding him the title of Adjunct Professor. Terence has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1980.

Ursula Mills

Julia

Acclaimed Australian actress, Ursula Mills has most recently starred in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s John as Jenny and the Ensemble Theatre Company’s production Betrayal as Emma. Ursula was cast as Chrysothemis in Elektra/Orestes at Company B and Lian in Kryptonite – a co-production between the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, with her performance being recognised with a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Actress in a Main Stage Production.

A member of The Residents at Sydney Theatre Company; hand-picked by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton to form an ensemble company of nine actors under their Artistic Direction, her outstanding list of theatre credits there include: Vs. Macbeth, Oresteia, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Mysteries: Genesis, Leviathan and Comedy of Errors.

She also directed the one-man show, Demystifying Magic for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

On screen Ursula appeared in PJ Hogan’s feature Peter Pan, was cast as lead role Lulu in the sci-fi film, Teleios and Allison in The California No. She has also played supporting roles in films The Tail Job, Bunker and Vessel and on television, Ursula has made a guest appearance on Network Ten’s drama series, Out of the Blue.

Ursula studied Shakespeare at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Groundlings School of Improv and graduated from Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in 2006.  She was awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and the Shark Island Institute Grant for Emerging Artists.

Renato Musolino

Martin

Renato Musolino is a graduate of the Centre for the Performing Arts (now AC Arts). His State Theatre Company credits include Mortido (co-production with Belvoir), Othello,  The Seagull, The Comedy Of Errors, The Kreutzer Sonata, IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, Three Sisters, The Zoo Story, The Misanthrope, King Lear, Mnemonic and Blue/Orange.

Other credits include The Good Son, Amadeus, Romeo and Juliet, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Carboni (Urbino Italy, Canberra Multicultural Festival and Eureka Week Ballarat), What I Heard About Iraq, The Homecoming and Bash.

Renato appeared in Rust and Bone for Griffin TheatreFor Flying Penguin Productions, credits include Assassins and True West.  Windmill Theatre credits include The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk, Helly’s Magic Cup. Feature film credits include The Caterpillar Wish. ABC National credits include Clark in Sarajevo, The Ruby, The Death of Napoleon, Blood on My Hands, Clerk Ascending and Joshua’s Book.

Guy O’Grady

Syme

Guy graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2015. Most recently he appeared for State Theatre Company of South Australia as Damis in Tartuffe (a co-production with Brink Productions)His other theatre credits include: Long Tan (Brink), The Call (Junglebean), The Lesson (Accidental Productions), Rough for Theatre II and The Possibilities (go begging) and An Enemy of the People (ActNow Theatre). Highlights from his time at NIDA include; Much Ado About NothingChoreographyBoys and A Dream Play. 

On screen, he has appeared in the feature film One Eyed Girl and on ABC3’s Prank Patrol. He has also featured in a number of radio plays. Guy is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Yalin Ozucelik

Charrington

Yalin has appeared for State Theatre Company of South Australia in The Importance of Being Earnest and Vere [Faith]. His other theatre credits include The Great Fire, Ivanov (Sydney Theatre Award for Best Mainstage Production), The Kiss and Baghdad Wedding for Belvoir;  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It and Cyrano de Bergerac (Sport for Jove Theatre), for which he received a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Leading Actor in an Independent Production; Othello, King Lear, Henry IV, Romeo & Juliet (Bell Shakespeare); Frost/Nixon (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Lost Echo, Gross und Klein, Blood Wedding and Cyrano de Bergerac (Sydney Theatre Company); Shellshock (Riverside Theatre); Zig Zag St, X-Stacy, Romeo and Juliet, After January (Matilda Award recipient), Milo’s Wake (La Boite Theatre Company); the original production of When the Rain Stops Falling (Brink Productions); and the Helpmann Award-winning Reflections on Gallipoli with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Yalin recently featured in two television series’, Gallipoli and Deadline Gallipoli. He has also appeared in the feature film Concealed and several short films, as well as a number of radio plays and poetry and book readings for ABC Radio. He helped voice the computer game Rome: Total War and is also the central character in the Aurealis Award-winning independent comic Burger Force. Yalin graduated from NIDA in 2007.

Fiona Press

Mrs Parsons

Since they let her out from acting school more than thirty years ago, Fiona has played with most of the major theatre companies across the country in a wide variety of roles. She has appeared as all the usual suspects in all the usual television series and been in a good few feature films.

Some of her standout stage favourites: Wild Honey, The Recruiting Officer and Shorts STCSA), The Department Store (Old Fitzroy), Is This Thing On? (Belvoir – Best Ensemble Cast, Sydney Theatre Awards 2015) Navigating Flinders and Neighbourhood Watch (Ensemble), The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband (Canberra’s Street Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Bell Shakespeare), Capricornia (Belvoir), Third World Blues and Two Weeks with the Queen, (STC), A Fortunate Life (MTC) and Men Should Weep (Q).

Fiona has appeared in lots of small film roles in big films, and big roles in small films. Her biggest roles in her biggest films: she won the 1991 AFI Best Supporting Actress award for her work in Waiting, and enjoyed playing opposite John Malkovich in Disgrace, an adaptation of the great novel by South African J. M. Coetzee. Teensy roles in recent huge films: Tracks and San Andreas.

Recently, on the small screen, Fiona has found herself specialising in authority figures: the default judge in Home & Away, Underbelly – Badness (police psychologist), At Home With Julia (school principal), Rake (judge), Packed to the Rafters (doctor), Crownies (yep, another judge). Lately, there has been a small sideline in dowdy housekeepers and Machiavellian politicians (Devil’s Playground, Old School and The Moodys), followed by a brief moment in a blonde wig as Mary of Tasmania’s English stepmother in Mary: the Making of a Princess.

Her most recent work: playing Dot to Mark Little’s Alf in Wayne Harrison’s production of The One Day of the Year at the Finborough Theatre, London, and last year’s acclaimed production of Antigone for Sport for Jove. Fiona has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1983.

Molly Barwick

Child (Sydney)

Molly Barwick is no stranger to the stage. She was one of the original Matilda’s in the Australian production playing in both Sydney & Melbourne, for which she was a joint winner of the Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical.  Her impressive television credits include the role of ‘Florence Maud’ in Gallipoli (Seven Network), Deadly Women, A Guide to Throwing a Princess Party (Disney Junior) and Play Along with Sam (Nick Jr’). She also played ‘Young Maeve’ in Georgina Taylor’s short film Crumble. Molly is the face of the national NBN campaign as well as appearing in advertisements for Meadow Lea, Big W, Holden and Vanish.

Tayla Bozelle

Child (Melbourne)

Tayla has always loved performing. She played ‘Child’ in the 2015 season of 1984 (Headlong, Almeida Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse) for the Melbourne Festival and recently featured in Neighbours as ‘Poppy Jarvis’, along with many commercials. Tayla is represented by Triple Talent Management and she would like to thank her supportive family.

Coco Jack Gillies

Child (Sydney)

At the age of twelve Coco’s long list of credits include the lead role of ‘Olivia’ in Oddball, ‘Hope’ in Fury Road – Mad Max, and the voice of ‘Maya’ in the animated feature Maya The Bee. For television she has played ‘Emma’ in the American TV series CAMP and ‘Megan Darcy’ in the six-part series Devils Playground. Other credits include ‘Young Rosey’ in the short film You Cut I Choose, ‘Claire’ in Here Come The Habibs and most recently as underground mob boss ‘Kovak’ in the 2017 web series Skinford. Coco’s previous theatre credits include Wind in the Willows (The Australian Shakespeare Company) and The Trolleys (ATYP).

Lily Hall

Child (Melbourne)

Born into the industry, Lily has been on film sets since she was a toddler. She studies piano, hip hop and singing. She is an avid reader with a wonderful imagination and enjoys swimming and bike-riding. Lily’s is a regular on the voice over circuit and has been the face of a number of commercial campaigns.

Amber May

Child (Brisbane)

Amber has been performing since she was four years old and made her professional debut in Matilda (Louise Withers/Royal Shakespeare Company) as ‘Amanda Thripp’. Amber enjoys singing and dancing at Theatre & Dance and playing piano trios with her sisters.

Trinity O’Shea

Child (Adelaide)

Trinity has been interested in acting since a young age and has been training with the Ann Peters School of Acting since the age of nine. Her favourite role is still ‘Gretl’ in The Sound of Music (Really Useful Group/Gordon Frost Organisation), however she has enjoyed a variety of experiences including starring in DJ Claptone’s professional music video, participating in Hairspray (Harvest Rain) at the Entertainment Centre and being involved as a junior member of the Tea Tree Players theatre group.

Jasmin Quigly

Child (Brisbane)

Jasmin has enjoyed being on stage singing and dancing since the age of three.  Now nine, she loves nothing more than the feeling she gets when performing and dedicates all her spare moments practising and in lessons to developing her craft. Outside of school she enjoys lessons in jazz, tap, ballet, musical theatre, hip hop, gymnastics, vocal training, Glee Club, choir and acting.

Bianca Pisani

Child (Adelaide)

Poppy Bell

Child (Perth)

Poppy Bell is a passionate actor with a particular interest in stage performance. She studies violin, singing, and acting and is currently rehearsing for Into The Woods, in which she will play the lead part of Red Riding Hood. In addition, she has starred in school productions, including lead roles in student-made short films. Poppy is also a dedicated dancer, training with the Charlesworth Ballet College, in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Spanish, Musical Theatre and Character. Poppy is a bright and diligent academic student, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She loves drama and thoroughly enjoys the experience of being on stage.

Ava Gillies

Child (Perth)

Ava is an enthusiastic and bright young actor who is enjoying developing her craft. She has had many roles in front of the camera including TV commercials, short film and print ads. Ava also enjoys the recording studio and has used her voice for several West Australian company radio advertisements. She enjoys her sport, music, learning French and being in the company of family and friends.