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Maria Angelico – Daphna

Maria Angelico is a 2010 graduate of Melbourne based 16th Street Acting Studio. She has also studied at the Susan Batson Studios N.Y.C, with esteemed acting coach Larry Moss, Ivana Chubbuck, the Actors Studio’s Elizabeth Kemp, Penelope Chater, Penelope McDonald and undertaken vocal and dialect training with Suzanne Haywood and Susan Gorrence. Maria has been working professionally since her teens and received a place in the inaugural Scholarship Course at the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2002. Her screen credits include feature films Blessed , the lead role of Natalie in Under a Red Moon (Break In Productions), Sophie in Hating Alison Ashley , and TV credits include Wentworth (Fremantle Me).

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Simon Corfield – Liam

Simon is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Acting). He has performed in numerous theatre productions for Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company and Tamarama Rock Surfers. TV and film credits include Packed To The Rafters, COPS, L.A.C., Crownies, Darwin’s Brave New World and Blue Heelers. Simon has recently produced, written, directed, designed and performed in the sketch comedy web series The Birth of Creation. He is also one of the creators, designers and performers of the award winning performance group, Sands through the hourglass. Their show, The One-Eyed Man is King, was invited to perform its World Premiere in Berlin at the Schaubühne’s Festival of International New Drama (F.I.N.D.) 2012. Prior to this, they won Best Show at Sydney Fringe Festival 2010 with the debut of  Trapture (also nominated for Best Design), which went on to play Tamarama Rock Surfers in 2011. Simon has recently be seen in Every Second at the new Eternity Playhouse for Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Safety In Numbers for Dance Bites at Parramatta Riverside. He will be seen later this year in The Lonely Wolf for MTC’s Neon Festival.

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Anna Burgess – Melody

After a busy 2014 with the National tour of 39 Steps, critically acclaimed God of Carnage at Chapel off Chapel and successful Brisbane and Melbourne seasons of the new Australia play Goodbye Miss Monroe in which she played a multitude of stars including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Gwen Verdon, Anna is thrilled to be appearing in the Australian premiere of Bad Jews. Ann’s other stage credits include Raimondo Cortese’s play Inconsolable for Metanoia Theatre, Neil Cole’s Groucho for the Adelaide Fringe Festival/Australian Tour 2013, the original Australian cast of Mel Brookes’ The Producers; Rigaletto, Mcbeth and The barber of Seville (Opera Australia), Waiting for Godot, Memoranda, The Pursuit of Happiness, Time Warp as Columbia (Australian Tour 2009-2013), Karaoke the Musical as Twain, Crazy for You as Tess, Poopsie and Anything Goes as Angel (The Production Company).

her recent film work includes Any Questions for Ben, The Caretaker (Awarded Seattle and DC best feature film 2012 and nominated for bestactreess in Buffalo Film Festival New York), Loves Brother and SMS. Ann’s television credits include Neighbours, Last Man Standing, Good Morning Australi, Starstruck, Screen Stars, Australian Idol and Thank God You’re Here.

Anna has a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Drama/Dance from Deakin University. She trained at the Lee Strasberg’s Institute of Film and Television in New York and The Actors Lab and 16th Street in Melbourne.

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Matt Whitty – Jonah

Matt graduated from the VCA with a Diploma of Dramatic Art, and was chosen by Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre as the Graduate Ensemble member for 2013. He played four lead roles during his time there. Burns in Penelope, Tommy in About Tommy, William in FoxFinder, and Sam in NSFW. Most recently Matt was part of the MTC’s NEON Festival of Independent Theatre in Dirty Pretty Theatre’s production of The Lonely Wolf (or an incomplete guide for the unadvanced soul) also directed by Gary Abrahams.