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 headshot 2 2 Claire Christian is a writer, podcaster, youth arts facilitator and theatre maker from Brisbane. Her debut Young Adult novel Beautiful Mess won the 2016 Text Publishing Text Prize and will be released in August 2017. She just directed the critically acclaimed season of Michelle Law's play Single Asian Female at La Boite Theatre Company. Her plays Hedonisms Second Album, The Landmine is Me (both with David Burton) and Talking to Brickwalls are available through Playlab. Claire currently works administering and delivering Youth Arts programs at La Boite and Queensland Theatre. She digs dancing in her lounge room, her pug, Mexican food and has been lucky enough to win awards with fancy words in their title like, “100 leading women.” She blogs about her (mis) adventures at www.claireandpearl.com

 


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Screen Shot 2017 06 22 at 12.26.26 pmKaty Cotter is Brisbane-based Actor and Writer. In 2009, she graduated with a Diploma of Arts in Acting at Southbank TAFE and has since been working with independent companies in creating new work. In June 2015, Katy obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from QUT. In that same month her first play Dust Covered Butterfly was presented at Metro Arts, which she also performed in.

Katy first became involved with Playlab when she was accepted into the Incubator program for aspiring playwrights. Her new play Dry has been selected for further development in their Alpha Processing program.



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Bryan is an award winning actor who has pursued a career in both theatre and film, acting with several of Australia’s major theatre companies and appearing in many international and locally made films over the recent years.  For the stage he has appeared in many productions including  Ruddigore, Kiss Me Kate, Candide (Opera Queensland), St Mary’s in Exile, Much Ado About Nothing, The Odd Couple, Australia Day, Design for Living, Pygmalion, Waiting For Godot, The Alchemist, The Importance of Being Earnest, Private Fears in Public Places, A Christmas Carol, The Venetian Twins, Scapin, The Lonesome West, Mano Nera, The Cherry Orchard, and The Road to She-Devil’s Salon, (Queensland Theatre Company), Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Sydney Theatre Company/La Boise), and As You Like It, The Wishing Well, The Danger Age, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay, Operator, Creche and Burn, Way Out West, and Milo’s Wake (La Boite Theatre Company). Other theatre credits include George’s Marvellous Medicine, 1984, Animal Farm, Tequilla Mockingbird  (Shake & Stir Theatre Company) Hamlet (Matrix/QPAC,) The Composer is Dead (Out of the Box,) and Australia The Show!  (HotHouse Theatre Company).

In 2003 he was a member of Queensland Theatre Company’s Emerging Actor’s Ensemble and that year won the MEAA Award for Best Emerging artist. From 2004-2006 he was an Artistic Associate with the company. Simultaneously to the theatre, Bryan has focused on film work over recent years appearing in In Like Flynn, Don’t Tell, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Tracks, The Great Gatsby, The Railway Man, Singularity, A Heartbeat Away, Daybreakers, Triangle, The Proposition, Nim’s Island, Subdivision, The Horseman, Punishment and Hildegarde. Television appearances include Monarch Cove, Starter Wife, Fat Cow Motel, and Love Weights. He is also a voice over artist for television and radio and has provided character voices notably for the CGI animated international children’s series, Farmkids.

He is a recipient of several awards including a Gold Matilda Award for his overall contribution to theatre in 2012, and a Silver Matilda Award (also for 2012) for his performance in As You Like It.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern Queensland.

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