Previous unpaid speaking roles
Extra Edge Talent
- New Zealand
- UK English
I undertook VCE Drama which I completed at the end of 2015. I have completed three solo and three ensemble performances.
In primary school I did every production and also was involved in making and acting in a short film for a small film festival. I have participated in the school productions in my senior years and last year was successful in getting one of the main roles Sarah in our school production Labyrinth. Last year I applied for a role in the small TV series; Tomorrow When The War Began, and although I was unsuccessful, I was successful in getting a role as a minor extra in the series and also a role in a short horror film "Be Mine Before Daybreak" directed by a student from Footscray City Films. I spent one weekend with the cast and director rehearsing and the following weekend with the cast and the whole crew filming. Although it was scripted and directed, much of it was left up to improvisation. On the completion of that I was asked back to act in another short film for a short film competition. This worked with physical improvisation and was a non-dialogue, silent film. Later on in the year I was successful in receiving an extras part in Tomorrow When the War Began and also an extras part in a short film Bluff, directed by Aaron Ellis. Last year I played a background extra on Neighbours and later in the year an extra in the HBO series 'The Leftovers', as a wedding guest/drunken dancer.
I have worked with both naturalism and non naturalism, different practitioners such as Brecht, Artaud and Grotowski, improvisation and scripting, working with stimulus.
In my studies I have done many workshops to develop my characters, working with accents and various moods, stereotypes, physical abilities and different performances to find my strengths and limitations. I am always keen to try anything to broaden my knowledge and improve on whatever I can.
I am quick to learn a script and ready to improvise when necessary. I always listen to feedback and use it to improve my performance and my own performing skills. Before taking on a character I will always research to familiarise myself with the role, or the setting or even just the context.
I do not see Drama as just a subject, but as a project and as a passion. When given a task, I take it home, develop it through trial and error and take it back for further refinement with the advice and guidance from my peers and my teacher.
In performing I like to work with pathos, climax and contrast. I also like to use different accents whilst performing various characters. Accents I am most familiar with are American and English and am currently working on others. I also learn German, so can speak basic german, which is always fun to use when doing a performance.
I take my acting seriously, however this does not stop me from loving it and enjoying every moment of it.