Bill Allert

Martin

Bill is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Theatre credits include: The Duck Shooter, Drums in the Night, Killer Joe (State Theatre Company SA/Brink), Salt (State Theatre Company SA/Vitalstatistix), The Birthday Party, Translations (Flying Penguin), One Long Night in the Land of Nod (Floogle), The Ecstatic Bible (Brink/The Wrestling School), The Caretaker, A Lie of the Mind, Blue Remembered Hills, Ursula, The Dream Play, The Europeans (Brink). Later in 2018 he will appear in That Eye, The Sky for State Theatre Company SA, directed by Kate Champion. Bill is also a directing graduate of the VCA Film and Television School, and has had films screen at festivals including the Brisbane International Film Festival, Flickerfest, the St Kilda Film Festival, Tropfest, and the London and Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Bill is a professional speaker and spoke at TEDxAdelaide 2016.

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 graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, and has since held a very successful stage career. Tom’s theatre credits include Ghosts, Jasper Jones, Mortido, Mother Courage and Her Children, Small and Tired (Belvoir); Hay Fever, Spring Awakening (Sydney Theatre Company); The Wider Earth (Queensland Theatre Company/Sydney Festival); Cock (Melbourne Theatre Company/La Boite); Romeo and Juliet (State Theatre Company of South Australia); Moth (Malthouse/Arena Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare); and Land & Sea (Brink Productions). 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 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 career in his home city of Newcastle in 1980 before studying at NIDA. His more recent stage credits include The Seagull, Hedda Gabler, Attempts on her Life, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet and Speaking in Tongues (State Theatre Company of South Australia); Hypochondriac (Brink Productions); and Blackbird (Flying Penguin Productions). Terence’s film credits include The Babadook, A Month of Sundays, Boys in the Trees, Rabbit and Remembering the Man. As a playwright, Terence has had work produced by Griffin Theatre Company, New Theatre, Theatre of Image and Sydney Theatre Company and has had work produced on radio and television. His plays include Shondelle the Tiger, Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke, and Love’s Triumph. In 2005, Currency Press published Terence’s first book on acting, Trade Secrets, and in 2011 published his second, Dimensions of Acting: An Australian Approach. Terence is Head of Acting at Adelaide College of the Arts and is an Adjunct Professor of Adelaide University’s J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice. He has been a proud member of Equity since 1980, and is a founding member of the Arts Party.

Simon London

Charrington

Simon has established a fine career, acting in theatre, film and television in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has worked extensively in theatre, recent Australian work including the critically acclaimed The Pride and Remembering Pirates with Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Taking Steps for the Ensemble Theatre and The Judas Kiss with Redline. New Zealand theatrical highlights include When the Rain Stops Falling and The Boys in the Band with Silo Theatre, The Duchess of Malfi and The Gift with Auckland Theatre Company, Romeo and Juliet with Downstage, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Three Sisters with The Court Theatre and the national tour of Disco Pigs with A Different Light. Simon was co-creator of The Generation of Z, which enjoyed two successful New Zealand seasons and subsequently toured to the Edinburgh Festival and London. Simon’s feature films include The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Hobbit: Battle of the Five ArmiesMy Wedding And Other Secrets and Shock Room. In television, Simon has most recently been seen in Love Child, Doctor Doctor and Wonderland. Further screen credits include The Cult, The Bill, Legend of the Seeker, Go Girls, Shortland Street and telefeatures Bliss and Waitangi: What Really Happened?

Guy O’Grady

Syme

Guy graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2015. His stage credits include Long Tan, Tartuffe (Brink Productions & State Theatre Company of South Australia); The Call (Junglebean); The Lesson (Accidental Productions); Rough for Theatre II, The Possibilities (go begging); and An Enemy of the People (ActNow Theatre). During his studies at NIDA, Guy appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, Choreography, Boys and A Dream Play. On screen, he has appeared in the feature film One Eyed Girl. He has also featured in a number of radio plays. Guy is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Fiona Press

Mrs Parsons

Fiona has been treading the boards of Australia’s theatre companies for for more than thirty years. Some of her standout favourite experiences: Third World Blues, Two Weeks with the Queen, Antony and Cleopatra (STC); A Fortunate Life, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (MTC); Wild Honey, The Recruiting Officer (STCSA); The Department Store (Old Fitz); Navigating Flinders, Neighbourhood Watch (Ensemble); Romeo and Juliet (Bell Shakespeare); Is This Thing On?, Capricornia (Belvoir); and Men Should Weep (Q). Most recently, she played Dot in Wayne’s Harrison’s production of The One Day of the Year at the Finborough Theatre, London, and led the chorus in Sport for Jove’s Antigone in Sydney. She has appeared as all the usual guest suspects in television, including in Rake, Crownies and Mary: the Making of a Princess; in lots of small roles in big films such as Tracks and Oscar and Lucinda, and in big roles in small films such as The Spy Who Liked Me and Sparks. her biggest roles in her biggest films: she won the 1991 AFI Best Supporting Actress for Waiting, and Disgrace, an adaptation of the great South African novel by J. M Coetzee. Fiona has been a proud member of Equity since 1983.

Rose Riley

Julia

Rose Riley graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2013.

Rose made her main stage theatre debut in the acclaimed 2014 Belvoir Street production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE in the role of Laura, directed by Eamon Flack. Rose was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for this role; and in the 2016 season at Malthouse, Rose went on to win the 2017 Green Room Award for Best Actress.

In 2016, Rose played the role of Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Kip Williams. And in 2017, Rose played the role of Lady Anne in

RICHARD 3 for Bell Shakespeare, directed by Peter Evans.

In film, Rose has featured in TRUTH and THE LIFE AND DEATH OF OTTO BLOOM; and in television Rose has played roles in the upcoming mini-series MYSTERY ROAD for ABC, and in SECRET CITY for Foxtel.