CAST & CREW

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Jennifer is a writer and director who trained at the Globe Theatre in London. Her recent credits include Ghost Stories (National Tour), Travesties (45 Downstairs) and The Haunting (Atheneum). Jennifer is the founder of the Melbourne Shakespeare Company and has directed eight productions for them including Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing

Artistic Director

JENNIFER SARAH DEAN

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Benjamin is a Music Theatre Performer and a WAAPA graduate. His recent credits include Musical Director for Love's Labours Lost (Melbourne Shakespeare Company) and Romeo & Juliet (Melbourne Shakespeare Company). Ben is currently in rehearsals for the national tour of Shrek The Musical. 

Musical Director

BENJAMIN COLLEY

Teri is a stage manager and designer from Brisbane who trained at USQ. Some recent credits include Cock and Mr Burns: a post-electric play at fortyfivedownstairs, When The Light Leaves, Twigs That Never Took, and Wild Cherries at La Mama. Teri is very excited to be working with Melbourne Shakespeare Company for the first time.

Stage Manager

TERI STEER

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Rhiannon is a Costumier and Designer trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She is a full-time Costumier at the Australian Ballet. Recent theatrical costume design credits include: Sunday In The Park With George (Watch This Inc.); Travesties (Bloomsday Melbourne); Bring It On - National Tour (David Venn Enterprises). She is proud to have worked with Melbourne Shakespeare Company for the past 3 years and this year has also taken on the role of Sustainability Coordinator for the Company.  

Costume Designer

RHIANNON IRVING

Hayley is a set designer who graduated from RMIT in 2018 with an honours degree in Interior Design, Hayley's recent credits include scenic artist on Beauty and the Beast (Windmill Theatre Company), set designer for The Mystery of Irma Vep (Malvern Theatre Company), and most recently, set designer for Seasons Greetings (Frankston Theatre Group). This is Hayley’s first show with Melbourne Shakespeare Company and extremely thankful to be involved alongside all these talented people.

Set Designer

HAYLEY JAMES

 John is an actor and choreographer who trained at the Ballarat Arts Academy. His choreography credits include Black rock (EbbFlow Theatre Co), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), Twelfth Night (Melbourne Shakespeare Company) and Romeo and Juliet (Melbourne Shakespeare Company).  John is thrilled to be working with Melbourne Shakespeare Company again as choreographer on The Taming of the Shrew.

Choreographer

JOHN REED

Emma is an Actor who trained at the Federation University Arts Academy (BAPA). Her recent credits include Box and Cox (Maniacal Arts), The Zooperhero’s Quest to Find the Orange Bellied Parrot (Zoos Victoria), Into the Woods (Federation University) and Box and Cox: Married and Settled (Maniacal Arts). This is Emma’s first show as an actor with Melbourne Shakespeare and she is excited to be working with such a talented bunch of humans.

Actor

EMMA AUSTIN

Liliana is an actor and 2017 graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Acting) at Federation University Ballarat (BAPA). Her recent credits include Madwomen Monologues (Baggage Productions), Wombat’s Wild Weekend (Victorian College of the Arts), Romeo and Juliet (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), and independent feature film Saltbush (Jack Baka). Liliana relishes all kinds of theatrical opportunities, with a keen interest in inclusive and children’s theatre. 

Actor

LILIANA DALTON

Yash is an actor/musician who trained in Music at Monash University, and acting with Lauren McKenna and Hannah Fredericksen. Recent credits include Georg in Spring Awakening with North By South, Evan in Tinder Tales, A New Australian Musical (Something Blue Productions) and Orlando in Andrew Strano and Lucy Obrien’s new Australian musical, Jack of Two Trades (The Pratt Foundation). Yash is chuffed to be working with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company and is very excited to bring this reimagined Shakespeare classic to Melbourne audiences. 

Actor

YASH FERNANDO

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Tref is an Actor/Musician/Director who trained at various physical theatre schools in France, Italy and the UK in the latter parts of last century. His recent credits include Travesties  (Bloomsday), Love's Labors Lost and Romeo and Juliet (Melbourne Shakespeare Company) Bright Star (Pursued by a Bear) and Festen (Play Dead Theatre). This will be Tref's 3rd outing with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company  and he particularly enjoys the opportunity to borrow food and drink from the better fed members of the audience (generally with permission). 

Actor

TREF GARE

Saxon is an actor and musician who trained at VCA. Saxon's recent credits include Twelfth Night (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), Hotel Sorrento (HIT Productions)  and The Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company). Saxon  loves rock climbing, singing whatever he’s doing and sanitising bench tops.

Actor

SAXON GRAY

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May Jasper is a performer, storyteller, playwright and broadcaster.  This is May’s fifth production with Melbourne Shakespeare Company, and she has toured the world with shows like not a very good story and May and Alia do Pirates (of Penzance).  May has worked with podcasts like Human/Ordinary and The Artery, she also won The Moth storytelling Grand Slam, and was the host of Mainland Tonight, a late-night talk show on WTV.  

Actor

MAY JASPER

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Emma studied at The National Theatre Drama School and in Patsy Rodenburg's voicework masterclasses at 16th Street. Her recent credits include Hedda Hedda Hedda Gabler (VCA), Cracked Smiles (Chapel Off Chapel), The Adventures Of Yoni 1 and Yoni 2 (Brisbane Powerhouse) and How To Stay Married (Network 10). This is Jevs's third time playing with M.S.C., following their productions of Love's Labour's Lost and Romeo and Juliet last season.

Actor

EMMA JEVONS

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Sarah Krndija is an actor/musician who trained at VCA. Her most recent credits include Vivid White (MTC), Ordinary Days (Persued by a Bear), Sunday In The Park With George (Watch this Inc.), Beautiful Girls (Gasworks) and Bright Star (Chapel off Chapel). Sarah is represented by Mark Gogoll and is a member of Actor's Equity. 

Actor

SARAH KRNDIJA

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Amanda is an Actor, voice over artist and Chocolate Walking Tour Guide who trained at the Central School of Speech of Drama. Her recent credits include Fawlty Towers The Dining Experience (International tour), God Of Carnage (Chapel off Chapel) and Fallen: The inside story of the secret trial and conviction of Cardinal George Pell (audio book narrator).  This is Amanda's first production with Melbourne Shakespeare Company and she is delighted to be part of the team.

Actor

AMANDA MCKAY

Alexander is a graduate of the Film and TV Studio International Full Time Program. Alexander's recent credits include  Love's Labour's Lost  (Melbourne Shakespeare Company), BlackRock (Ebbflow Theatre Company), and You Look Like Your Father (Chapel off Chapel). This is Alexander’s second time performing with the MSC team and enjoys reminding his fellow cast and crew about the structural benefits of triangles.

Actor

ALEXANDER LLYOD

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Paul Fergus Morris is an Actor/Musician who trained at The University of Ballarat Arts Academy. His recent credits include Second Coming (debut season Swan Hill Memorial Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Australian Shakespeare Company), The Wind In the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company) and One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Lawler Theatre).

Paul is thrilled to be joining the Melbourne Shakespeare in his first show with the company as Christopher Sly.

Actor

PAUL MORRIS

Charlotte is an Actor/Writer who trained at the William Esper Studio in New York City. Since returning to Melbourne she has taken a keen interest in creating her own work, writing and performing a monthly comedy-cabaret-musical show at Club Voltaire in North Melbourne, and writing and performing a solo show, Life Is Like a Bunch of Peas, which played at The Butterfly Club in November.  This is her first time working with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company. 

Actor

CHARLOTTE RIGHETTI

Paul is an actor/editor/facilitator who trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Liminal Theatre Training Project. Recent credits include Mythomania (shortlisted for the UnScene film festival), multiple roles as actor/editor/facilitator for the Eagles Nest Theatre Company, and Max Kellerman in the recent Dirty Dancing Immersive Cinema events in Sydney and Melbourne. Paul had been a part of every Melbourne Shakespeare Company production as either an actor, assistant director, dramaturg, or director.

Actor

PAUL ROBERTSON

John is an actor fresh to Melbourne.  He has spend the last few years touring across the country with shake&stir Theatre Company performing many show including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Nineteen Eighty-Four.  This is his first time working with the Melbourne Shakespeare Company and is having a blast with this dynamic and inventive team. 

Actor

JOHN VIZCAY-WILSON

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