PERVIEW: TUES 3 JUNE 2014
SEASON: WED 4 - SAT 7 JUNE
TRILOGY: JUNE 1, 8, 15
A Skull of Connemara - For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in certain sections of his local cemetery, making way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up those of his own late wife, strange rumours regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years earlier begin to resurface...
Directed: David Cameron
Producer: Keith Brockett
Assistant Director: Oran Franco
Set / Costume Design: Casey-Scott Corless
Design Assistant: Alexandra Hiller
Lighting Designer: Kris Chainey
Sound Designer: Nick McCorriston
Stage Manager: Kiaya Edwards
Publicist: Amaya Courtis
MARG DOWNEY ( MARYJOHNNY RAFFERTY )
As one of Australia’s leading comedy actors, Marg is best known for the numerous characters she brilliantly portrayed on Channel Seven’s top rating sketch comedy series Fast Forward. Marg has also been applauded for the dramatic roles she has undertaken for television and theatre, demonstrating her versatility as an actor. Marg most recently appeared in David Williamson’s Rupert for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and will tour with it to the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC, in 2014.
Her other theatre credits include Moonlight and Magnolias, A Flea In Her Ear, The Chairs and Scenes From a Separation for the MTC, Rapture at the Malthouse Theatre, Glimpse for the Kin Collective, as well as Mum’s the Word and Mum’s the Word 2: Teenagers.Her film and television credits include The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Oranges and Sunshine, Kath & Kimderella, Matching Jack, Queen of the Damned, House Husbands, City Homicide, Very Small Business, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, and all three seasons of the smash hit comedy series Kath & Kim.
CHRISTOPHER BUNWORTH ( MICK DOWD )
Chris co-founded The Telluride Repertory Theatre Company (THE REP) in Telluride, Colorado in 1990. Performing numerous roles from the classical canon (with Macbeth, Petruchio and Tartuffe proving highlights), he played the titular role in THE REP’s adaptation of F.W Murnau’s Nosferatu, which toured to NYC and India in 2000.Since arriving home he has been kept busy working across stage, screen and film. Recent TV credits include roles on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Beaconsfield, Winners & Losers, Underbelly Files: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here, Killing Time and Bed of Roses. His film credits include Predestination, Vessel, I am Evangeline, Cryptopticon, 3 Dollars, The Independent, Em 4 Jay and Scrapple. Chris trained at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California as well as recently studying with revered acting coaches Ivana Chubbuck and Larry Moss. He has been a proud member of Actors Equity since 2002, is a committee member of the Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust (VABT) and was last seen on stage at fortyfivedownstairs in the premiere season of Boy Out of the Country by Felix Nobis. His latest feature role was Porfiry in an independent film adaptation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.
TOM BARTON ( MAIRTIN HANLON )
Tom graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2010 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art. Since graduating, he has continued to study locally at 16th Street Actor’s Studio and Melbourne Actor’s Lab. Most recently, Tom featured as Mark Rothko's young assistant, Ken, in MTC/QTC’s co-production of Red opposite Colin Friels and directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos. He has also performed in The Broken Streamer, directed by LucyFreeman, Lock Up at La Mama Theatre, written and directed by Damien Richardson, and Glimpse at Fortyfivedownstairs, devised and written by The Kin Collective.
PETE REID ( THOMAS HANLON )
Pete Reid is a Tasmanian raised actor-maker and singer-writer based in Melbourne. He completed a theatre degree at UTas in 2002, and has also studied writing and performance making, as well as further actor training at 16th Street Acting Studio (Melbourne). A cross-discipline artist with an ongoing passion for exploring characters and dramatic narrative across stage, film and song, his work is often populated by a curious combination of unusual characters, extreme situations, and the archetypal paralleled with the mundane.His self-penned projects include band Pete Reid and the Tar Gang, (various festivals, 2006 - present) and the experimental opera Four Rogues (Next Wave Festival 2008). Highlights as a freelance actor include The Ferryman and His Wife (American Independent Film Festival 2012), The Endarkenment (Melbourne Fringe 2010), and Macbeth Rearisen (Edinburgh Fringe 2006). Pete is also currently working on Postcards From The Edge Of The World, an intimate storytelling performance, in collaboration with MKA theatre.