Cruising Paradise – Tales by Sam Shepard is a premier graduate production adapted and directed by Terence O’Connell. you can be a part of this exciting event by supporting our pozible campaign http://pozible.com/cruisingparadise
The National Theatre Drama School is Victoria’s longest-established actor-training institution. Based in its own purpose-built facilities in St Kilda, the School offers a nationally-accredited professional training course, the full-time Advanced Diploma of Acting and a part-time professional preparation program, as well as a range of recreational programs for both adults and children.
Supported by generous benefactors such as the Angior, Cybec and Tallis Foundations, the School maintains strong links with the Entertainment Industry as well as playing a significant role in many of the local and neighbouring communities.
Ken began his professional career as a producer in the ABC Radio Drama & Features Department in the early 1970’s. After graduating from the NIDA Director’s Course in 1978 he then worked for over ten years as a freelance director, designer and dramaturg with a diverse range of companies including Nimrod, Griffin, Playbox, the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Theatre ACT and Zootango. Ken has also directed and taught at a number of tertiary institutions including the Universities of New England and Newcastle as well as Charles Sturt University and the University of NSW. Prior to taking up the position of the Director of Drama at the National Theatre Ken spent five years as Course Director at The Actors College of Theatre and Television in Sydney.
(Administrator and Youth Coordinator)
David started his career as a musical theatre performer graduating from the Ballarat Arts Academy with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. He then moved into teaching dance and drama at and various performing arts training institutes and soon found his love of directing and choreographing. David is a highly awarded director and choreographer throughout Victoria. Prior to the National Theatre David developed his skills in administration in the education, health and wellness and property industries.