2022 ALUMNI

Master Graduates...
Stephanie Allsopp

Stephanie Allsopp

Advanced alumni

A true powerhouse actor, Stephanie is also a full time teacher. She is extensively trained across multiple disciplines in performance.

Mathew Costin

Mathew Costin

Advanced teacher & Camera

Mathew comes as one of only a few top rate advanced Sanford Meisner teachers in Australia and teamed up with founder Kelly Hetherington after falling in love with the genuine culture and focus of the school

Mark Lang

Mark Lang

Advanced alumni

A respected actor amongst local casting directors, Mark is a qualified black-belt and Dad to Four girls and Two boys! A true professional.

Damien McIntosh

Damien McIntosh

Advanced Alumni

Is there anything this guy doesn't do?! A baker, ice-hockey player, rugby player, singer and the most consistent hard working actor in town.

Dallas Notshane

Dallas Notshane

Advanced Alumni

Exceptional character actor and school teacher, Dallas has deep knowledge of his craft and the love of his work shows!

Kelly Hetherington

Kelly Hetherington

Founder

Schools founder, Kelly has directed and produced a number of successful local productions, and trained under one of Sanford Meisner's original students extensively before going on to serve in Queensland

Each artist's final public performance consisted of deep character works from the 1915 Spoon River anthology written by Edgar Lee Masters, a collection of short free-verse poems that collectively narrates the epitaphs of the residents of Spoon River, as though they may stand one last time in review of their now passed on life with honesty.

Spoon River is a fictional small town named after the Spoon River, which ran near Masters' hometown of Lewistown, Illinois. Made up of varying cultural backgrounds, it is soulful, funny, and yet profound.

Interwoven with 'Spoonies' as they are affectionately called, will be carefully curated scenes from three renowned plays, each one revealing the powerful connection between the characters dealing with one another in the given world and time they live in.

The significance or goal of this work is that each actor's characters should reveal layers and details about who those people were, their rhythm, their world, and unique longings in life. This work is developed over a number of years, presenting a truly organic and sublimely truthful piece for audiences to enjoy.