Olivia and I after a performance at the Butterfly Club & Members of the Orange Theatre AU
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT KINGSTON?
I both live and work in Kingston. I’ve been here since I arrived in Australia 15 years ago. I adore the beaches and feel lucky I can walk to such amazing places. It’s a quiet suburb great for kids.
WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PASSION/PRACTICE?
My creative passion is acting and really it was first ignited about 4 years ago, I should have done it long ago. In order to make sure I always had an opportunity to act I co founded Orange Theatre AU in 2018. I and others write and perform our own shows.
WHAT LED YOU TO YOUR CRAFT?
I just had the feeling I should give it a try as I wasn’t getting any younger...and a class I finally decided to do brought me together with Olivia Na. After the theatre classes finished Olivia and I then had the idea of forming a theatre company and hence that is when Orange Theatre Au was born.
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST?
My favourite artist that’s a hard one.. I love all my acting colleagues who may not be famous names but do the best they can in a very small industry.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I love being able to tell a story, to inhabit a character and bring fun and enjoyment to others( so far our shows have been comedic.) I love that we can provide support and help to others who love to act and write.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON DURING COVID-19?
During COVID I have taken part in a few of zoom performances. I am also writing in preparation for performing again, this year Orange had planned to film a web series pilot. I have started a couple of blogs which contain stories and monologues.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AFTER COVID-19?
I am most looking forward to returning to the stage and performing again with the members of Orange Theatre AU.
I am a Scots born Australian citizen who resides and works in Kingston, active since 2016. I have trained with Beaumaris Theatre and Active Performance Studios amongst others currently with Film and TV international. I co founded Orange Theatre AU in 2018 and we had two successful runs at club Voltaire and the Butterfly Club with our shows Starting Over (2018)and Starting Over Again (2019). I have also performed at Melbourne Fringe(2017) and Dionysus Theatre (2019) amongst others. I have also performed in student and independent films and web series.
To see more about Orange Theatre Company check out their FB & Instagram
To see more about Gillian check out her Instagram