Two Tafe graduates are establishing a professional actor-run theatre company in Benalla.
TAFE graduate Colette Quin, along with Jennifer Gordon, is in the process of establishing a professional actor-run theatre company based in Benalla for emerging artists who wish to build on their skills.
Broken River Theatre Company (BRTC) will be made up of an artistic director, a creative producer, a committee and an ensemble of GRADA graduates and other professional artists.
‘‘Overall, I have a confidence in all facets of performance that I would not have had if I had not completed the Advanced Diploma of Acting at GRADA,’’ Ms Quin said.
‘‘I understand the importance of continued learning in the future, but realise that I can get professional work as an actor and performer, I can create my own work, I can establish and run a successful theatre company in Benalla.’’ Colette received the 2012 Outstanding GRADA Graduate Award this year and also received a regional Georgy Award for Best Actor for her portrayal of Blanche Dubois in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Ms Gordon has also had a positive experience at GRADA, saying the course has opened a new window in her life.
‘‘This study has enabled me to step through and find myself a part of the exciting creative world of theatre,’’ she said.
Meanwhile, GRADA graduate Eleanor Kennedy has been accepted into the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts production course.
She begins her training in Melbourne next year and will build on her skills and experiences as a lighting designer and stage manager gained at GRADA.
GRADA, part of GOTAFE Benalla, is offering a new one-year course in Theatre, Dance and Production starting in 2013, headed by MTC director Matt Scholten. For more information email Mr Scholten on firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.grada.edu.au or phone GOTAFE Benalla on 5760
People interested in the Broken River Theatre Company can contact Colette and Jennifer at email@example.com
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.