Trained as improvisation actor with Lyndal Rowe (MTC)
1968 involved with Melbourne Theatre
Co training with Malcolm Robert-
son, John Bell, Jennifer Claire,
Helmut Baikatis, Alan Hopgood,
Maggie Millar, Graeme Blundell
, Lyndell Rowe, Peter Hepworth,
& others. Assistant to Kristian
Fredrikssen, costume & Set Design MTC Lennox St Richmond.
1969-1970 St Martins Theatre South
Viaduct Theatre Club
1978-1986 BA & MA Uni of NSW
Worked as Researcher, Producer, &
Interviewer with Shoah Foundation -
Universal Studios L.A. Project established & funded by Steven Spielberg after 'Schlindler's List'
To Record as much Eye-witness
Testimony of Survivors as possible.
Have a love of the magic of Theatre.
In their impressive opening night of UNDER MILKWOOD by Dylan Thomas, the Genesian thespians have intrigued and entertained their audience once again.
This was a wonderful stage adaptation of Dylan Thomas’s radio drama from 1954. Director Yularia Rogers and Assistant Director Michael Heming bring to life in miniature the goings-on in everyday life in a close-knit, but cliquey Welsh fishing village, in which Thomas with his wry wit dubbed ‘Liareggub’ – where bugger all (the spelling backwards) happens!
Even before the performance, in the tiny Genesian foyer, we have an ocean tang of the nautical events set to unfold on the stage. Under the opaque lamps, glass mooring buoys are strung.
Whilst we are fortunate enough to be in a loving couple relationship we try to avoid thinking about what life would be like if we lost our trusted companion and lover. That is, losing not only a husband but a life partner and trying to make a difficult or emotionally fraught transition to being a widow? In the program notes Margaret Holdom, who plays the widow Ida, wrote a poignant tribute to her late husband Peter.
THE CEMETERY CLUB written by New Yorker Ivan Menchell examines the way society is centred around coupledom and flounders around the advent of widowhood. With Menchell’s play Ron Baker has taken on a challenging brief, and has excelled right down to the finer details of the script.