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Kathleen Foster
Kathleen Foster
(Jane/Valerie) is originally from Sydney, Australia and relocated to New York in 2009. Kathleen's favorite theatre credits include Fantine in Les Misérables, Amneris in Aida, Cinderella in Into The Woods, Kate McGowan in Titanic, Carrie in Carousel, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Emeline in Grimm for FringeNYC, and most recently, Julie in Australian Made Entertainment's inaugural production, Così. She also spent a season in Japan, performing in Tokyo Disneyland's Broadway tribute show, Encore. An accomplished cabaret performer, she has appeared on stage at Sydney's Bar Me in the hit cabaret Valentine's Schmalentines and also toured with the dinner theatre show Supergirls. She has also contributed her vocal talents to the Angels the Musical cast album, as well as narrated children’s books for Scholastic. On film, she recently played the lead role of Mrs. Olsen in the independent feature Secret Guilt. Kathleen is a co-founder of Australian Made Entertainment.  
www.Kathleen-Foster.com

Matthew Foster
Matthew Foster
(Pete/Neil/John) began his career in Sydney, Australia where his many theatre credits include Lend Me A Tenor, Noises Off, Twelve Angry Men, True West, Miss Julie, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Since relocating to the United States, he has appeared in The 39 Steps (Bristol Valley Theatre), My Fair Lady (Allenberry Playhouse), The Taming of the Shrew (Titan), and The Merchant of Venice (York Shakespeare), and most recently, as Roy in Australian Made Entertainment's inaugural production, Così. A seasoned improv performer, Matthew represented Australia at the World Domination TheatreSports tournament in Atlanta, Georgia and also starred in Planet Hollywood Hotel’s Aussie Improv Comedy Explosion on the Las Vegas Strip. Matthew's TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, as well as Australian shows Home and Away, All Saints, and White Collar Blue. He also wrote, directed and starred in two short films, Intervention and Clicked. Matthew is a co-founder of Australian Made Entertainment.
Laura Iris Hill
Laura Iris Hill
(Sonja/Sarah) received her training at BAPA (Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts) in Australia with credits in A Doll’s House, The Inspector, The Man From Mukinupin and The Merry Wives of Windsor amongst others. Performing extensively in theatre, some of her favorite credits include Romeo & Juliet, Amadeus, The Miser, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The House of Bernarda Alba and a sold-out Melbourne and regional tour playing the tragic poet Sylvia Plath. She has also originated many roles in new work. Film and TV credits include Any Questions for Ben, the web series Happy Cancer Chick and, most notably, as a recurring guest on long-running Aussie TV show Neighbours. Laura has also participated in readings for Primary Stages, Marvel Rep, Instant Shakespeare Company and La Mama Melbourne. New York theatre includes Jack London: His Lives and Loves (Marvel Rep) as well as Australian Made Entertainment’s inaugural production of Così. She is delighted to be performing with them again.
www.LauraIrisHill.com

Michael Poignand
Michael Poignand
(Leon/Nick) is extremely grateful to work with Australian Made Entertainment on this play full of challenges. Only with a group as supportive and talented as this can such challenges be met. Recent NY credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Secret Theater), The Complaint (45th Street Theater), Dia De Los Muertos (Teatro LaTea), Navy Pier (Theatre Row), Wonder of the World (Shell Theater), Pretençión (PS 122), Orange Flower Water (Theatre 54), Macbeth (Flamboyàn), Tartuffe (Theatre Row), Almost, Maine (Access Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (EST) and Air Guitar: The Musical (Harry De Jur Theater). Michael's current voice over work can be heard on the websites for Tiffany & Co. and W. W. Norton & Co. Heartfelt thanks to Bryn, Matt ("Grumio, my horse!"), Kat, Laura and Vikki.




Andrew Bovell
Andrew Bovell
(Playwright) is one of Australia's most acclaimed playwrights, having won a total of nine Australian Writer's Guild awards, including Best Stage Play for Speaking In Tongues and Best Screenplay for its film adaptation, Lantana, which starred Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush and Barbara Hershey. Bovell was also awarded the Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2001 for his contribution to society and the arts. Speaking In Tongues has been performed throughout Australia, Europe and the US, including an off-Broadway production by the Roundabout Theatre Company, as well as a recent revival on the West End. His other plays include After Dinner, Holy Day and, with Hannie Rayson, Scenes from a Separation. He was also one of five co-authors of the play Who's Afraid of the Working Class?, which was adapted into the film Blessed. After major success all over Australia, his play When The Rain Stops Falling received a 2010 production at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York City, where it won five Lucille Lortel Awards. Along with Lantana and Blessed, Bovell also co-wrote the screenplays for Head On, The Book of Revelation, Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson, and the beloved Aussie film Strictly Ballroom. His latest screenplay is an adaptation of John Le Carre's novel A Most Wanted Man, currently in production with stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams.

Bryn Boice
Bryn Boice
(Director) has spent over 30 years in the theatre, as a classically-trained actress, director, producer, playwright and some-time designer. Recent directing credits include: Wonder of the World by David Lindsay-Abaire (Stephens College, MO), The Complaint by Randy Noojin (NYC premiere - 45th St. Theatre), No Fault by Christie Perfetti (NY International Fringe '11 - Kraine Theater) and Puppet Love by Mya Kagan, for which she won Honorable Mention for Outstanding Direction at American Rep's Turnip Festival of Short Plays, and subsequently remounted at Ars Nova. For InProximity Theatre Company, she directed both Navy Pier by John Corwin (NYC premiere - Theatre Row) and their inaugural production, Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright (Theatre 54). As co-creator of the long-running series The Dare Project with taxdeductible theatre company, she has written, directed and/or acted in over 30 short plays based on audience dares. Bryn holds an MFA in Acting from Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training (FL) and a BFA in Theatre Arts from Emporia State University (KS). www.BrynBoice.com

James J. Fenton
James J. Fenton
(Scenic Design) is thrilled to be designing his first show with Australian Made Entertainment and his third with Bryn Boice. Selected credits: Penguin Rep: The How and the Why, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Greetings! Off-Broadway: The Fall to Earth (NY Premiere) at 59E59, Southern Comfort (Jonathan Larson and GLAAD Entertainment Awards) at CAP21. Other NY: Sight Unseen, directed by Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman, Navy Pier (NY Premiere) and Orange Flower Water, directed by Bryn Boice, Seven Stories, The Story, Our Town, The Maiden’s Prayer, Lobby Hero, Sweeney Todd, Closer Than Ever and Seascape with Sharks and Dancer. Selected Regional: Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, directed by Tony Award winner Robert Westenburg, Oklahoma!, Fefu and Her Friends, The Cider House Rules, Part 1 at the American Conservatory Theatre, Spunk!, Angels in America: The Millenium Approaches, and Dance Kaleidoscope at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. James has also designed for InProximity Theatre Co., Waterwell, The Actor’s Institute, Strain Theatre Company, St. Bart’s Players, Lorainne Hansberry Theatre, Shotgun Players of Berkeley, InsightOut Theatre Collective, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Crowded Fire Theatre Co., Oregon Cabaret Theatre, MSU Tent Theatre, and has been an Associate Scenic Designer at Paper Mill Playhouse, NYC Opera, Lincoln Center Theatre, Juilliard School of Drama and Vocal Arts, Radio City Music Hall, and many of the most prominent regional theatres in the country. James is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

Emily Rose Parman
Emily Rose Parman
(Costume Design) is thrilled to be returning so quickly to Australian Made Entertainment, having just designed their inaugural production of Louis Nowra's Così. Ms. Parman began her New York career at Theatre 1010, where in 2004 she won an Off-off Broadway Award with Lynn Marie-Macy for their design of All’s Well That Ends Well. An Artist in Residence with NYC-based classics company Hudson Warehouse, Ms. Parman just finished her 3rd season, designing productions of The Comedy of Errors, The Rover and Richard III. Previous productions with that company include The Seagull, The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano. A frequent contributor to the New York opera world, Ms. Parman’s credits as a designer include Tosca and La Traviata with Dicapo Opera Theatre, as well as The Stranger, The Triangle, and as an assistant designer, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe. Regional design credits include Much Ado About Nothing, 42nd Street, Into The Woods, All My Sons, Crimes of the Heart, Big River and Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. She thanks Nathan for his love and support.

Simon Cleveland (Lighting Design) Recent designs include Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star for the Center Stage Play House, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for the Professional Performing Arts School, and The American Clock with the Brave New World Repertory Theatre. Simon’s designs for dance include Prayers, choreographed by Jessica Lang, Rain, choreographed by Camile Brown, and ... of shame and leaves (or recipe to forget), choreographed by Carlos A. Cruz-Velasquez. Simon is also the resident lighting designer for Colectivodoszeta, Summation Dance Company, and is the technical director and lighting designer for Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. Simon received his BFA from the University of Evansville, and an MFA from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Kyle Groff
Kyle Groff
(Sound Design) is working with Australian Made Entertainment for the first time and could not be more happy working with such a creative and talented company. He has designed lights and sound for numerous regional and New York City shows, including a recent production of Patti LuPone's one-woman show. Kyle has a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College for Women (Male Apprentice Scholarship), and is currently the Technical Director of Shetler Studios & Theatres. In addition to his technical expertise, Kyle has an expansive performance resume as well, and is a proud member of Actors' Equity.




Victoria De Meo (Stage Manager) is a graduate of St. John's University (B.S./Journalism), where she joined the Chappell Players Theatre Group (VP '06-'08 and Prez '08-'09) and was inducted into Alpha Psi Omega. Favorite shows from over 30 titles include Seussical, Batboy, Urinetown and The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. She works with STJ alum in BIG Theatre Company and InSight Dance Company. She's survived the NYC Fringe twice with 200 Mystical Fictions (2007) and GRIMM: A New Musical (2012). Other credits include Lights and Music (45th Street Theatre) and The 2008 Theatre World Awards (Helen Hayes). She's currently working on a veterinary technology degree, which has come in handy dealing with the occasional kangaroo during production.

David Sedgwick
David Sedgwick
(Dialect Coach) is an Australian-born, New York-based actor who has been working with accents and dialects - by necessity and by design - for a significant portion of his career. He holds a degree in Performance and another in Linguistics, and has been a teacher of English as a Second Language for over 15 years. In New York, he has coached members of the Seeing Place Theater in productions of Scotch Kiss, Closer, The Lover, and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, working on Scottish, English, and Bronx accents. He recently revisited John Patrick Shanley's Bronx voices for Dogface Theatricals' inaugural production of Savage in Limbo. David was one of two dialect coaches on Australian Made Entertainment's debut production of Così, and is extremely happy to be working with the company again.



Nathan Oesterle
Nathan Oesterle
 (Fight Director) hails from Michigan. When not acting in film or on the stage, he has been assistant fight directing shows with Hudson Warehouse and various films. He is currently appearing as Brom in Hollow and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol at the Player’s Theatre. He would like to thank his family for encouraging him, Emily Rose Parman for sticking with him, and Jared Kirby for giving him the skills to do his job.






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