Jessica Dora Beck, a descendent of the Arrernte group, grew up on a farm in Mingbool in South Australia near Mt Gambier. She moved to Adelaide in 2002 in order to study at the Flinders University Drama Centre. She completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) in 2005. Highlights from her time there include playing Ophelia in the graduate production of Hamlet. She was also recently involved a creative development workshop with writer Rosalba Clemente in conjunction with Windmill Performing Arts. She also sings in a trio group called ‘Ripple Effects’ and has recorded several voice-overs for radio.
Jacqueline Cook graduated from the Centre for the Performing Arts (now AC Arts) in 1998 and in more recent years completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Drama at Flinders University where she is now working as a tutor. A career highlight is the recent role of Miriam in the AFI award winning film Look Both Ways. directed by Sarah Watts (2005). Since graduating, Jacqueline has had the pleasure of working with such companies as STCSA (Macbeth, Young Guns and Play Lab), Vitalstatistix, Budgie Lung, Chalk Farm, Splash Theatre Company, Junction Theatre Company and has appeared on McLeod's Daughters.
Rosie Denny is an experienced local actor and model. She has appeared in numerous screen productions including McLeod's Daughters and Sally Marshall is Not an Alien, television commercials and several short films. Her stage work includes The Mona Lisa Face with Patch Theatre company in 2002 as well as working in the self-devised Dregs and NFI with her own company Soapbox Theatre (2001). She is currently completing an Arts degree at Adelaide University.
Rohan Harry is a young, fresh and talented performer, with a background in childrens theatre, stand up comedy and karaoke. Rohan is a product of the local Adelaide comedy scene and has performed at various premier venues around Australia and locally, including the Rhino Room and PJ O’Brien’s. Rohan is also performing as part of The Best of Adelaide Comedy for the Adelaide Fringe at the Rhino Room and will make his debut at the Melbourne Comedy Festival this year performing Something in the Water.
Joanne Hartstone has been performing since the age of five. She graduated with Honours from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2005. Her recent performances have included Gertrude in Hamlet and the role of Lindsay in Neil LaBute’s award winning play Some Girl(s). Joanne has acted in several short films and has recorded a variety of voice-overs for radio and television. Although she is also an accomplished jazz and musical theatre singer and has trained for twelve years in classical and contemporary ballet, Joannes main passion lies in acting.
Robynne Kelly is a graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre with a BA (Hons). She has had the pleasure of working with Catherine Fitzgerald (Psycho Beach Party), Tim Maddock (Flight) and international director John Green (Macbeth). Robynne has worked with Chris Williams of the ABC doing voice overs for the Radio Play Madagascar Lily which will be airing later this year. She was also given the opportunity to stage manage at the Australian Playwright’s Conference held in South Australia 2004. Robynne travelled abroad with the Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh, Scotland, during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which has led to her working with Joh Hartog in Fitting Rooms at this year’s Adelaide Fringe.
Jennifer Lusk graduated from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2004, receiving first class honours and the University Medal. She also received the Minter Ellison award for excellence, given by the Helpmann Academy to the best female graduating student. Highlight performances from her time at Flinders include Olga in Fireface, and Felicia in The Housekeeper. As a student she was also involved in the creative development of Where’s the Green Sheep with Windmill Performing Arts. As a writer, Jennifer won the 2003 Wirra Wirra short story award, the inaugural winner of the youth category and has had several short stories published. Fitting Rooms is her first major foray into writing for the stage.