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Meet some of our people in Australia
Graduate of Actors Centre Australia, Alex has acted and toured internationally. With a diverse acting career in film, TV and theatre, notably in Home and Away, and with the State theatre Company. Alex has performed in numerous Shakespeare productions, Alex has worked with Peers and Players and as a corporate actor and coach for Legal Aid NSW, VG Construction, Amnesty International and the NRL
Angela trained in Melbourne at the Acting Studio from 1993-1996 and has been involved in theatre and television for the past 20 years. With a Certificate IV in workplace training and accredited in Myers Briggs and DISC diagnostic, Angela has been a trainer, facilitator, actor and coach, in Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States. She has also been a consultant with the Maura Fay group. TV acting work includes: Medivac, Stingers, Halifax FP and Neighbours. Film includes Ladykiller, Rhonda & Nigel and After the Deluge. Angela has also worked as a presenter in corporate videos for many organizations, most recently NAB and Edgewell. Role-play includes Melbourne University, KPMG, General Practice, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Dentistry. Angela coaches programs in Leadership, Change Management, Diversity, Coaching for Performance, Conflict Management, Negotiation skills, Facilitation and Presentation skills, Team Skills.
For the last eight years, Anna has been working as an Actor and Facilitator in Corporate training programs. Highly experienced in role play, bespoke theatre and vocal and physical training, this work combines Anna’s enthusiasm for connecting with people alongside her acting skills and sense of humor.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (with distinction). He is also trained and experienced in the administration, integration and interpretation of various psychometric instruments for senior leaders, such as strategic and in-tray exercises, coaching role plays and a range of psychometric tools. He has been performing role-play in a variety of scenarios for Peers and Players with the APSC, Stockland, HSF, KPMG , Herbert Smith Freehills and other organizations since 2000.
Donna has worked as an actor, voice over artist and presenter for over 20 years in theatre, film and television. In the corporate and educational sectors, Donna has worked extensively with both improvisational and scripted role play for training, professional development and recruitment in areas such as conflict resolution, relational mediation, customer service, management and medical training.
Drayton is a NIDA graduate and has enjoyed a successful career in theatre, television and film for over twenty years. A winner of a Mike Walsh Fellowship (NIDA) he also trained at the acclaimed physical theatre school Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. A voice over artist Drayton is regularly heard on Australian television and radio. An actor, producer and teacher, Drayton is the founder and current Literary Manager of the Australian play development organization Parnassus’ Den based at the SBW Stables Theatre in Sydney. Drayton’s experience in corporate training & role-play is extensive working both nationally and internationally. A regular employee of Peers and Players he has experience in the training of Australian Government bureaucrats for CDAC’s as well as in the fields of medicine, employment services, financial planning and the training of management for corporate clients such as News Corp, UBS, IBM, Pearn Kandola, KPMG and Herbert Smith Freehills.
BA Communications Writing Film, BA Theatre, Drama Centre London Cert IV Training Assessment. Highly regarded by Clients as a Role Player, Facilitator and Trainer. She founded Talking Brief; Persuasive Communication for Lawyers. Clients include: VIC, NSW, QLD Bar Associations, VIC Legal Aid, NSW Crown Solicitors, presenting at: International Advocacy Teachers Conference, Italy, CLEAA Conference Sydney.
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology/Media/Drama). Georgia Bolton is a facilitator, actor, coach and trainer. TV acting credits include Party Tricks, Better Man, House Husbands, Underbelly and Neighbours. She has worked with Peers and Players since 2007. Georgia has worked in a diverse range of industries, at all levels, from graduates to managers, senior leaders and executive leadership teams. Extensive role-play and corporate performance experience for Peers and Players, Maura Fay Workshops, KPMG, ABT, Stockland, Liveworks and RCH,IBM, DLA Piper, Monash University, Melbourne Water, Mazda, GSK etc.
Glen has been acting since 2001, which adds unique skills in his presentation and communication skills. His role plays and simulations appear real so that business scenarios can be played out and subsequently debriefed to enhance learnings. Glen’s professional experience includes leadership development, talent management, facilitation, training, coaching, role play, acting, recruitment and financial services.
For the past twelve years, Ian has also worked as an actor and trainer in learning and development, delivering events and programs in the UK for London-based training company Bi-Jingo, with clients including Credit Suisse, General Motors, Goldman Sachs and AMS. Now based in Australia, where he has worked as a facilitator and actor for a broad range of clients, from NAB to Monash University, the Department of Defence, Fairfax Media and Australia Post. Ian is also an established magazine feature-writer and columnist.
James has acted as a corporate role-player for over 20 years, in development programs across various sectors throughout Australia including finance and professional services, ICT, law, engineering, transport, medical, education, and government. James has delivered credible and sustained performances at the executive level for several of these clients, including C-Level roles for NAB, performances at the partner level for KPMG, and ministerial-level roles for the Australian Public Service Commission.
James is also a writer in the field of English Language Teaching and has authored several textbooks published in a diverse range of markets around the world. He taught English to students from non-English-speaking backgrounds at Sydney University’s Centre for English Teaching. His qualifications include an MA (Communication and Cultural Studies) and the RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults.
Jonathan graduated in 2003 from University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre Performance). Since graduating he has worked professionally in Musical Theatre, Opera, Theatre, Corporate Entertainment, Children’s Entertainment, Theatre in Education and Concerts. Corporate video work includes work for Darrell Hilton Productions and Coup. His corporate entertainment work includes The Three Waiters (Mark Bradley International) and NSW Operations Manager for Vavachi Entertainment.
A graduate of Actor’s Centre Australia. He is professional actor, improviser, writer, trainer and coach. James has worked closely with a number of professional independent theatre companies, providing coaching and training for other industry professionals. In 2012 he toured full time; performing, teaching and workshopping poetry with high schools around Australia with the Poetry In Action ensemble. James has worked as a Corporate Role-Player for organizations such as Xstrata Mines Mt Isa and the Mountainview Teacher’s conference.
In a former life Khanh practiced law in-house at the Law Society of NSW processing applications to the Pro Bono Scheme for Legal Representation and Referrals. His legal training helped with public speaking, presenting and an understanding of corporate dealings and business. He is an actor in film, TV, theatre and corporate productions. And winner of a talent scholarship to the New York Film Academy for 2010. Khanh has worked with as a roleplayer and coach in tech and medical scenarios.
Mary has worked extensively as a role player for a diverse range of companies in banking, finance, psychology, medical, finance and the Australian Public service. She is also an award-winning writer, winning numerous awards. As an actor, Mary has decades of acting experience across Theatre, TV and Film. Originally from Canberra, Mary is a long-time member of the Peers and Players team.
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Nick trained at the University of Newcastle, and has twenty-five years experience as a professional actor, director, and producer, in role-play, scripted theatre, improvisation, theatre restaurant, street theatre, musical theatre, and more. In improvisation, he trained with many of the world’s leading practitioners, and is Artistic Director of the largest event on the Australian improvised theatre calendar “Improvention”. Nick adapts to any role-play situation, and as operator of Canberra’s role-play specialty group TIE InterAct, he knows the Canberra environment and has performed role-play scenarios, from government department head to family-law client to street criminals.
Nick is a general manager for Australia’s leading internet broadcaster. He has produced hundreds of projects which he has won awards for in Australia and overseas. Nick is also an experienced Actor, Producer and Presenter, having trained at Darlo Drama, NIDA Short Courses and AFTRS, and founded Actors Anonymous.
Actors Centre Australia graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from UTS. Rosie has worked as a professional actor, director, writer, producer performing arts teacher and corporate role player/trainer. Film: Restoration, Embedded, Chocolate Oyster, Felony. TV: Underbelly Badness, Rake 2. Theatre: Singled Out, Small Poppies, The Will. Corporate clients: NSW Department of Health, Morgan Stanley, and the University of Sydney. Rosie also has over 10 years customer service, administrative and managerial experience within tertiary education institutions as well as several years experience in national and international public policy development in International Human Rights and Indigenous affairs. Rosie currently runs her own film production company through which she is currently producing an independent Australian feature film, Skin Deep.
MA, Dip.Ed. Steve has been a professional actor, director, lecturer and performance coach for thirty years. He has worked in theatre, film, TV and radio In the last fifteen years he has specialized as an acting teacher. He is also a coach and consultant in performance and leadership, working with a range of clients throughout Australia and overseas in numerous organizations such as Ernst and Young, Horwaths, BHP, Estee Lauder and The Australia Council.
Graduate of University of Qld with a Bachelor of Arts Tanya developed her theatre improvisation skills playing TheatreSports with Impro Melbourne and studied acting with Drama with a Difference. She has national accreditation as a mediator through LEADR and is an experienced facilitator; using her improvisation skills to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment, particularly in communication, negotiation and emotional intelligence training. Tanya has an Advanced Diploma in Group Facilitation. A member of Peers and Players since 2011, her role-play clients include KPMG, National Australia Bank, Centrelink, VPS, St John of God Health Care, Monash University, Royal Australian College of Surgeons, HEAL (Health Education Australia Limited), Australian Catholic University, Melbourne University and RANZCOG.
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, UNSW; Acting training at Ensemble Studios; Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Psychology, UNE. Yvette was Managing Director of Theatre-in-Education “Shakespeare Where You Like It’ for four years and has screen experience including All Saints, Water Rats, Police Rescue, GP, and Home and Away. She works extensively in the corporate sector; role play, real play, coaching and facilitating staff training programs for clients including: Citicorp; ABN Amro; NAB; Amex, KPMG; Ernst & Young; QANTAS; Keller Engineering, Sinclair Knight Mertz; Baker & McKenzie; Johnson & Johnson and the Australian Public Service Commission. She is currently undertaking her PhD in Psychology.