Can a goose be a ham? . . . Acting Debut

We're currently in the midst of final acting rehearsals for the "Australia Day" play which opens on Australia Day at Redland Museum. After 3 months immersed in it, I have to say it's been an absolute delight working with director, Ray Noonan, and fellow cast and crew from Mates Theatre Genesis.

I have vivid memories of feeling overwhelmingly awkward at school Speech and Drama classes, so it's been a wonderful surprise to discover that acting can be a ton of fun. It's a learning curve for sure, but I've got an inkling that's what makes it so enjoyable.
My biggest lesson in this latest sojourn:

   Drop the judgement!

Allow yourself to experiment and explore without judgement and wondrous things may develop.  

....  it actually works

If you'd like to catch the show, it's a witty and irreverent take on our national identity, with some archetypal Aussie characters including: Wally the redneck builder, Brian the local mayor running for pre-selection in a federal seat, Roberta, his loyal and upstanding deputy, Maree, the ol' dear from the Country Womens' Association, Helen, the local Greens Councillor with a disabled son, and the character I play - Chester - an Australian Born Chinese School teacher who just loves to ham it up...

oh and I get to sing a bit too!

When: January 26 - February 3 (Evening Shows plus matinee on Sunday Feb 29)
Where: Redland Museum, 60 Smith St Cleveland

Book Online or phone 07 3286 3494  Dinner & Show options available.


one night only at Magda Community Arts, 80 Boundary Rd, Bardon 
Saturday February 18th 
Book Online for Magda Show

Special thanks to the terrific cast and crew - Ray Noonan, Jan Nary, Chad Sherrin, Diana Gogulski, Suzanne Kelly, Roy Nunn, Ian Munday, Jacki Wiley, Donna Magrath, Barbara Collyer, James Auld, Greg Pope.

Upcoming Music Gigs:

Diddly Squat Band 
February 25th - 4pm (Blackboard from 1pm)
Coast Acoustics - 231 Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang

Hope to see you somewhere soon.




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