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Ghost Light Series - Artist Profile - Susan-ann Walker

Susan-ann

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT KINGSTON?

I grew up in East Bentleigh then returned to the area in 2002 with 2 small children.  I have performed in many Cabarets at the Kingston Arts Centre and adjudicated many Curtain Call competitions.

I love being near the sea, lots of parks and all the nooks and crannies...also the EXCELLENT op shopping........ 

WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PASSION/PRACTICE?

I am a "slash"....Singer/Actor/Musician/Writer/Director and I run a Singing Teaching Studio called The Voice Place.

I have performed in mainly musicals here are just a few: Funny Girl, Once, A Funny Thing Happened, Xanadu, The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Le Miserables, Cats all over Australasia and South East Asia.  I have also performed in many Cabaret's the latest was called  'Not Quite Right' which was a one woman, self written and self accompanied show, about eccentric folk....some inspiration came from my own family!

I have also had many TV performances, Winners & Losers, Blue Heelers, Ms Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

WHAT LED YOU TO YOUR CRAFT?

I am a total show off and am unashamedly addicted to Performing and the audience response...particularly laughter....I think I was lucky that I always knew what I wanted to do and my timing was right.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

Live theatre definitely, particularly cabaret. I looooooove the intimacy and the immediate audience reaction. I'm addicted to laughter, it’s the best ever.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON DURING COVID-19?

During COVID I have created a character, BIN GODDESS (see photos) that was supposed to be a bit of fun for a few weeks and this week is the 26th week...and as a result a Cabaret is on it's way!!

I also did a couple of Zoom international play readings of new works and I have continued some teaching on Zoom...not ideal but better than nothing!

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AFTER COVID-19?

I am looking forward to our poor decimated Industry being revived and entertaining the masses....and working NOT ON ZOOM but with some fellow creatives in the flesh!!

See more about Susan-ann and The Voice Place Facebook

 

Artist Bio:

SUSAN-ANN WALKER B Ed (Music)

Susan-ann is one of Australia’s favourite character Performers known for her work in Musicals, Plays, Opera, Cabaret and TV over the past 30 years.

Recently Susan-ann performed in SWEENEY TODD as the Mrs Lovett cover. She also previewed her one woman,self accompanied show NOT QUITE RIGHT with 2 seasons in 2019. Susan-ann performed in FUNNY GIRL (Mrs Strakosh) at the Arts centre, NINE (Guido’s Mother) and starred as Grandma Flo in the CHADSTONE CHRISTMAS PANTO.

Other Professional Music Theatre credits include ONCE (Barushka…Green Room Award for Best Ensemble), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Gymnasia), XANADU (Calliope/Aphrodite),HELLO DOLLY (Dolly Levi),  MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL (Earth Mother), MAME (Agnes Gooch), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Sister Margaretta), GREASE-THE ARENA SPECTACULAR (Jan), THE SECRET GARDEN (Martha), GODSPELL, LES MISERABLES and CATS (Jenny-any-dots)

Cabaret includes DESPERATELY SINGING SUSAN, JACQUES BREL (Green Room Award for Best Cabaret 2000), TRAGEDY, PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, CONFESSIONS OF A SEX KITTEN and the very successful YUMMY and THE YUMMY BURLESQUE HOUR (Green Room Nomination for Best original songs) and SUBTLE (the last three with Sally Bourne)

Susan-ann also performed to rave reviews in TOM FOOLERY in the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Susan-ann also originated and Directed the Cabaret Project in 2003 at Ballarat University and in 2010 at PSA. She worked in the VCA Acting Course and is a Sessional Staff member of Monash University in the Voice Department.

Susan-ann runs her own Singing and Music school THE VOICE PLACE specialising in Music Theatre, Cabaret and Vocal Health.

Find out more about Susan-ann and The Voice Place on FB 

 

 

 

 

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