Australia's Leading Film and TV School for Actors
is ecstatic to announce a
6 WEEK PRO WORKSHOP
and highly acclaimed Actor
(Angel At My Table, Heart of The High Country, Mr Wrong)
Dave has worked across film, television and theatre in a career that covers acting, writing and directing. He has written for Crawford Productions in the days of Homicide and Division Four, written the animated features Rancid Rat and Mephisto Lives and Beyond The Game a music theatre work concerning street kids working ‘the wall’ in Darlinghurst.
He was nominated Best Actor by British Vogue for his role in the mini series Heart of the High Country and has played SPIDER in the grand prix winning sci fi film Death Warmed Up. He hung up his hat as an actor following his highly acclaimed creation of Patrick in Jane Campion’s An Angel At My Table to concentrate on his love of developing and creating new theatre. He has produced and directed many award winning short films and documentaries and he created the most successful for young people’s operas - Opera QLD where he has also directed for the main stage.
He was co-artistic director of RENEGADE INC. a company dedicated to new Australian writing and was a writer’s mentor for “Tropnest” based at fox studios. He has sat on the board of the ANPC (Australian National Playwrights Centre) and was Vice President of Brisbane Independent Filmmakers. He was founding Editor in Chief of ‘Exposure’ film and arts magazine and the International Short Film Festival of the same name. He has held the position of Artist In Residence to James Cook University where he taught across all levels of the theatre degree and directed graduating year productions and showcases. He also created the acting for camera component of the degree and taught specialist areas in Alexander Technique, Improvisation and Shakespeare.
He has been Dramaturge to the Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Playbox and many independent production houses. His most recent theatre productions have included A Tree Falling by Ron Elisha which was nominated for a Green Room Award, The Blind by Maeterlinck, Solitary Animals by Elaine Acworth, Beauty & the Beast by Nick Dear and the critically acclaimed new work by Ron Elisha Wrongful Life. Dave is a regular director for and consultant to Parnassus’ Den and shall direct their main house 2006 production Renaissance at The Old Fitz later this year.
A play about love, garden gnomes and women of a certain age....