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MARCH 27 - 28 

Adelaide's first-ever expo dedicated to acting and performing!

  • Try a free acting class for the first time

  • Experience exclusive workshops from award-winning educators 

  • Gain industry insight with seminars from leading actors and directors, and key creatives from Adelaide's top arts organisations 

  • Join the "Be Seen" Scene Zone and rehearse a scene live with award-winning directors and instructors

  • Network with like-minded peers and get inspired!


A weekend of exclusive acting workshops, seminars, networking events and opportunities to play with your craft and grow your confidence. Whether you're new to the world of acting or looking to engage with peers and experts to develop further, THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!

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WHAT YOU

CAN EXPECT

Immerse yourself in the world of film and theatre with exclusive workshops and seminars from our talented line-up of Adelaide's top industry actors, directors, educators and producers!

Tony Knight

Having taught the likes of Cate Blanchett and Sam Worthington, the former NIDA Head of Acting needs no introduction. Tony’s overseen the training of Australia’s biggest talents and we’re so excited to have him sharing his knowledge and experience.

Acting, dancing, singing, directing and producing – Stef Rossi does it all! As a founder of STARC Productions, she knows the A to Z of putting on innovative and intimate independent productions that audiences love.

Stef Rossi

Adelaide’s leading professional stunt woman has featured in films such as Hotel Mumbai and Cargo, and doubled for top-level actresses including Rachel House. Nobody in Adelaide is better qualified to discuss this niche of the performing arts industry.

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Marc Clement

Actor, producer, videographer and director Marc Clement has built an extensive career in Adelaide and knows the essential skills for longevity in performance. A founder of STARC Productions, his versatility has given him a holistic perspective of pathways to success.

Marty

FRESH 92.7 PRODUCTION MANAGER
Marty is a musician and production guru, currently working as the Production
Manager at Fresh 92.7. Aside from sharing industry experiences of her own,
Marty knows everything about coaching talent in the recording studio to get the absolute best performance from their voices.

Micheal Wilkop

Michael Wilkop began his acting career at the age of 6, and has featured in commercials, voice-overs and movies throughout Australia. As a professional corporate magician, and all-round showman, he has proven to be one of SA's favourite family entertainers and live event hosts.

Paulo Castro

PORTUGUESE RESIDENT IN ADELAIDE THEATRE DIRECTOR

AND FILMMAKER

Paulo has directed plays in Teatro Nacional S.Joao Porto Portugal, and at events including Capital European of Culture 2001. In Australia, he's the Artistic Director of the Stone/Castro Company, and has directed Blackout and The Country to Adelaide Festival 2014 and 2016. He directed "Hello My Name Is..." at OzAsia Festival 2019, and directs and teaches at AC Arts. Paulo has directed films including Caes Raivosos (2000) and theatre/multimedia productions including Ned Kelly (2021). His acting credits include Aftertaste (ABC). 

James

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James has been a performer in all facets of the Australian entertainment industry for over 3 decades and found a passion for and love of Shakespeare as a young actor. A founder of Reading Companions Australia, bringing classic literature and the spoken word to Libraries around South Australia, he was also Actor In Residence at Adelaide City Library in 2020, sharing his knowledge and passing on his passion for Shakespeare through an acting course. 

Aron Giagu

WRITER AND DIRECTOR - CREATOR OF WARPATH CHRONICLE

Warpath Chronicle is Australia's first Dark Fantasy Series, independently funded, and created right here in South Australia. Aron speaks about his experience directing fight scenes and battles on a grand scale, from fight choreography and narrative structure within fight sequences, to preparation for action roles and films and ensuring actors are screen-ready for this unique style of filming. 

 

Dr

Robert Marchand

Dr. Robert Marchand is the foremost expert in the Character-based Improvisation (CBI) Process and teaches this process all over the world. He has created workshops for actors, filmmakers and writers in many locations and many languages. He conducts special workshops for various acting and film academies as well as mentoring filmmakers for their feature film projects, running dedicated workshops tailored for their specific needs.

Robert is an experienced award-winning film director. His credits include the television mini-series The Potato Factory, Come In Spinner and Sun On The Stubble; most recently he directed The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke for the ABC. Robert’s achievements include four Australian Film Institute Awards; Logie, ATOM and Penguin awards and nominations

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State Theatre Company South Australia

State Theatre Company South Australia is the flagship theatre company of South Australia and a resident artistic company of the Adelaide Festival Centre. From a rich legacy of visionary theatre makers and landmark theatrical productions, it strives to make, present and promote phenomenal, transformative, and inclusive theatre that enriches South Australian and Australian culture.

Shelley Lush - Shelley trained initially in drama and has worked as a performer, teacher, stage and tour manager. Gaining a Masters in Arts Management lead to becoming  General Manager of Cirkidz and then to her current role as Artistic Program Manager at State Theatre Company South Australia.

 

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Kristen Hamill

Kristen is a producer, writer and events manager who has had a varied career across the media industry both in Australia and her hometown of Boston. She brought the 48 Hour Film Project, the world's largest timed filmmaking competition, to Adelaide in 2015. Her passion is building community around the arts and working with local talent to bring their ideas to life. 

 

Adelaide 48 Hour Film Project 

The Adelaide 48 Hour Film Project is a global filmmaking competition where teams of filmmakers race to write, shoot and edit short films in just 48 hours. Held in over 130 cities around the world, the 48 Hour Film Project is open to filmmakers of all experience and backgrounds. The winning film from Adelaide will go on to represent our city at Filmapalooza the international competition, with the top films from there screening at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. 

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Jo Curren

Experience the thrill of aerial performance, with a beginner’s workshop on aerial and aerial dance! A must for anyone who’s ever dreamed of hanging from the silks centre-stage, experienced performer and teacher Jo Curren will introduce you to the fundamental skills of this dance specialisation in a fun and inclusive way.

 

Karena Slaninka

Karena brings a career-long commitment to developing and sharing stories, creating pathways for creatives and entrepreneurs into sustainable careers, elevating talent.

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Johnny

Fresh 92.7

Johnny from Fresh 92.7 has been a radio announcer for the last 7 years, however his career as an entertainer started a lot earlier.

 

He began as a nightclub MC in 2008 and continued to MC nightclubs/events/parties and functions as his career progressed. 

 

It wasn't always a smooth ride, in fact radio wasn't always top of the list. Mainly because Johnny never really had a list, in fact he had no idea what he wanted to do for most of his teenage years and early twenties.

 

This lead to him trying his hand at whole bunchof random jobs including... 

Real estate, Retail, Fruit and vege, Customer service, Sales, Personal training

Sports coaching, Dish washing for a mates cafe, and the list goes on... it actually does there's just not enough room in these things.

 

Once he found radio though that was it, there was no turning back. Ever since, he's worked his way through the industry announcing in Melbourne, the Riverland, on Nova 919 and most importantly on Fresh 92.7 for Workday with Johnny. 

 

P.s his favourite thing is getting selfies with listeners, so don't be shy!

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Adelaide Talent Expo.