Ensemble Loin d’ici
The Ensemble Loin d’ici presents ‘ICI. Three monologues exploring themes of place, home and belonging linked via song and music. It will be performed in both French and English. Ensemble Loin d’ici is a group from Melbourne Australia comprised Rebecca Lister, Lisa Male, Margot Knight and Sian Prior.
Margot Knight: Margot Knight has been a professional actor for 35 years, working for major theatre companies, and in television, film, radio drama and voice-over. Recent film performances include playing Dame Pattie Menzies in ‘Menzies and Churchill at War’ for the ABC and playing Effie Bean in Charles Bean’s Great War’. She has written numerous scripts for television including ‘Neighbours’ and worked as researcher/writer on the award winning film ‘Troubled Minds, The Lithium Revolution’. She founded and runs ‘Shy Tiger Productions’ which has toured works in Victoria and interstate, including in 2011 ‘Home For Lunch’ by Rebecca Lister in collaboration with David Bardas and in 2004 ‘If I Should die Before I Wake’ by Rebecca Lister. Her debut performing in French was playing ‘Lady Bracknell’ in The Importance of Being Earnest’ for The Melbourne French Theatre in 2010.
Rebecca Lister: Rebecca is an animateur and has worked for 25 years in the theatre industry and thecommunity cultural development sector. She works as a playwright, director, dramaturge, performer, project manager and teacher. She has worked as a professional artist in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. In 2006 she won an AWGIE for her play “Through the Mist”. She has been a co-founding member of two companies – Salamander Theatre in Daylesford, Victoria and Feral Arts in Brisbane, Queensland. She is a regular book reviewer for Aural Text on radio station Three Triple R. http://www.becklister.com.au/
Sian Prior: Singer and clarinettist Sian Prior has performed with Operalive, More Than Opera Co., Sounds Sublime, Opera Sessions, Divas Inc. and Macedon Music, and at the Two Fires Festival, the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the Sydney Festival, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the Christchurch Winter Festival and the Auckland Arts Festival. She has recorded with a range of Australian composers and songwriters, and in 2011 she gave the world premiere performance of ‘The Kate Kelly Song Cycle’ at the Forbes River Festival in NSW. Sian is also a respected writer and broadcaster who has presented arts programs on ABC Radio.
Lisa Male-Robertson: Lisa is a professionally trained actor. She has an honours degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne. In 1996 she was a co-founder of Salamander Theatre with Rebecca Lister and Clay Ravin . The company devised many original works and toured their shows extensively through out regional and rural Victoria. Lisa has 20 years of experience working in the television, film and theatre industry. In 1999 she trained with Bela Grushka in Paris and performed at the Café de Flore for One World Actors and at the Sudden Theatre. She now lives in Warrandyte, Australia and when not performing she designs and makes original, limited edition pieces under her own label of ‘Mrs Fox Jewellery.’
Ensemble Loin d’ici will be performing in English on Friday at 20.30 and in French on Saturday at 20.30 and Sunday at 14.30
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