2022 Ensemble

Clint Bolster

Artistic Director, Workshop Facilitator& Performer

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Theatrical Clown
  • Commedia Dell’Arte Specialist
  • Stilt Performer
  • Trainer

Trained At:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • VAMOS Theatre Company UK
  • Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble
  • Theatre Activ8
  • Marie Dumont
  • Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre
  • Frank Theatre
  • Debase Productions
  • Expressions Dance Company
  • 2 Ballerinas
  • Queensland Ballet
  • The Angry Mime
  • Transient Theatre Company
  • Lightwire Theatrical Productions

OVERVIEW

CLINT BOLSTER is a Clown, Physical Actor, Mask Theatre Specialist, Stilt Performer & Trainer and Teaching Artist from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. With over 18 years’ committed to developing new works and training extensively, Clint regularly performs in Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

Clint’s repertoire – www.clintbolster.com – of original performance works of Homunculus Theatre Company (In Schools Programs) – www.homunculustheatre.com.au, Manoeuvre Roving Stilt Performers (Roving Stilt Acts)  –www.manoeuvrestiltperformers.com, The Mask Family (Highly Visual and Interactive Roving Mask Theatre Acts) – www.themaskfamily.com and HIGH TEA with BOOFF (a regal, mischief-loving high-status impresario clown) – https://www.highteawithbooff.com – are highly active throughout Australia, New Zealand & Asia, and have extensive annual programming in regional Australia, particularly in the community, cultural and education sectors.

He was recently accepted into the Cirque Du Soleil and Slava Snow Show database of potential Clowns for future productions and is a proud Queensland Member and Mentor for The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and Board Member for Indel-Ability Arts.

He has developed an incredibly reliable and robust local and international network. His unique and innovative creations are represented by over 70 international production houses and arts agencies worldwide and have amassed a live global audience in the millions.

Clint is experienced and sought after Teacher- Artist of 18 years, leading many workshops and artist in residency programs throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia & Europe for Young People, University Students, Adults and Elders.

Companies Include:

Homunculus Theatre Company (AUS).
Manoeuvre Stilt Performers (AUS).
The Mask Family (AUS).
Shakespeare4All (Hong Kong).
Faust Theatre Company (Hong Kong).
Vamos Theatre Company (UK).
Queensland Theatre Company (AUS).
LaBoite Theatre Company (AUS).
Australian Catholic University (AUS).
University of Southern Queensland (AUS).
Queensland University of Technology (AUS).
Pontio University, Wales (UK).
Griffith University (AUS).
The Queensland Conservatorium Of Music (AUS).
The University of Tasmania (AUS).
The Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (AUS).
Drama Queensland (AUS).
Drama New South Wales (AUS).
Drama Victoria (AUS).
Drama Tasmania (AUS).
Drama Australia (AUS).
Drama New Zealand (AUS).
Queensland Music Festival (AUS).
Backbone Youth Arts (AUS).
Nexus Arts Victoria (AUS).
IZIT Entertainment (AUS).
Wild Applause  (AUS).
The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (AUS).
500 + Primary & Secondary Schools (AUS).

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Clint Bolster to you. I have known Clint for 14 years now and have observed his work as a professional practitioner and as a tutor at QUT. As a practitioner, Clint is one of the most versatile, gifted and skilled performers in Commedia, Clown, Mask and Physical Comedy. I believe his experience working and training overseas has much to do with this. Clint’s expertise is at a very high level, and from the first time I saw him work and witnessed how professional his outlook was, I encouraged him to seek overseas experience. Through his theatre company Homunculus, Clint has invigorated the Australian Theatre Community with his unique brand of comedy. Clint has been tutoring in my Performing Skills Unit at QUT for the past six years, and the students have found him to be one of the best tutors they have ever experienced. This is attested in his high ranked teaching evaluations and written comments. He is an extremely dedicated and professional teacher who brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the students. Not all practitioners can teach: Clint is an exception to this rule! “
★★★★★  Caroline Heim, QUT Performance Skills Co-Coordinator, QLD

“It is a delight to watch Clint work with students and the artful way he has of drawing them out of their comfort zones to have fun and learn much about the characters and themselves is extraordinary. The genuine love of his art form, along with his manner, depth of knowledge and experience, is evident and provides the surety and confidence that teachers need when organising guest artists. I have had the privilege of watching Clint work with both adults and high school students in different workshop settings and the expertise, care and respect; he shows them all he is consistently excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending Clint and Homunculus to anyone looking for this type of expertise.”
★★★★★ – Sue Pearn, Drama Teacher, All Hallows, QLD

Allie Wilde

Workshop Facilitator & Performer

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Aerialist
  • Acrobat
  • Trainer
  • Stilt Performer

OverView

Since 1998 Allie Wilde has worked as a performer, creative consultant, producer, performer manager, programmer and program co-ordinator, trainer, mentor and director with, and for, Australian companies.

Performance Credits

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Arts Council
  • Strut & Fret Production House
  • Vulcana Women’s Circus
  • Flipside Circus
  • Rock n Roll Circus/Circa
  • Aerial Angels
  • La La Parlour
  • Gale & Vallance
  • Fractal Theatre Company
  • Qld Youth Ballet
  • Woodford Folk Festival, DG Theater (Netherlands)
  • Surfers Paradise Festival
  • Surfers Paradise Alliance
  • Arts Centre Gold Coast
  • The Ekka
  • Top Chick Management
  • Queensland Theatre Company
  • Oz works
  • Izit? Entertainment
  • Zest Factor
  • Versace (Gold Coast)
  • Uhan Shii Theatre Company (Taiwan)
  • Warrawa Arts (Taiwan)
  • Southern Cross University
  • The Tasmanian Circus Festival

Circus Meets Theatre

A nationally recognised specialist in the circus and physical theatre, Allie is theatre trained and is a highly experienced aerialist, acrobat and roving artist. She has a theatrical focus in all her work and enjoys working with innovative and edgy artists and clients. Allie has an extensive Australian and international performance history. This brings a richness and depth of understanding to her work, and to her relationships with the artists she engages and the clients she works with.

Nick Cilento

Workshop Facilitator & Performer

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Acrobat
  • Trainer
  • Stilt Performer

Trained At:

  • National Circus Festival

OVERVIEW

Nick is an internationally recognised Brisbane-based professional actor, physical theatre and circus performer and trainer, with a tireless creative drive and a highly disciplined work and training ethic. He has extensive training in the disciplines of Suzuki Method, Improvisation, Mask, Movement, Clown and Acrobatics. His theatrical focus is on the development of character-driven physical performance with special interests in youth theatre and improvised interactive street theatre.

A highly skilled acrobat, stilt-walker, aerial harness performer and object manipulator, he has trained with some of the world’s best master trainers. And for some time now has himself been one of the performances and acrobatic master trainers for the National Circus Festival.

PERFORMANCE CREDITS

  • Wilde Applause Creative Productions
  • Izit! Entertainment
  • Gale & Valance
  • Aerial Angels
  • Artslink QLD
  • Strut n Fret Production House
  • Zest Factor
  • Uhan Shii Theatre Co. (Taiwan)
  • Sault Poets
  • A-List
  • Ga4 or 5
  • Manoeuvre
  • More Than Mime
  • Polytoxic
  • Hubbub Music
  • Oz Frank Theatre
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games celebrations
  • Kaoshiung International Street Theatre Festival
  • World Games Celebrations — Taiwan, 2007
  • Loius Vuitton and Mont Blanc VIP events (Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Guam, Singapore)
  • Brisbane Festival — 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012, 2010
  • Danshui International Arts & Environment Festival
  • 2011 Taiwan Lantern Festival
  • 2012 Chuncheon International Mime Festival
  • Yeosu World Expo 2012
  • International Fireworks Festival — Miaoli, Taiwan 2012
  • International Artists Festival — Taoyuan, Taiwan 2012
  • Woodford Folk Festival — 2002-9, 2012.

Current Projects

Co-creator of the performance companies Sault Poets, A-List and Ga4 or 5. Nick also performs regularly with Manoeuvre, More Than Mime, Polytoxic and Hubbub Music. He has also worked extensively as a core performer with the Oz Frank Theatre ensemble where ensemble performers are trained extensively in the physical theatre system devised by Japan’s foremost theatre director, Tadashi Suzuki. T

Lauren O'Rourke

Workshop Facilitator & Performer

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Clown

Trained At:

  • University Of Southern Queensland

OVERVIEW

Lauren has worked professionally as an actor, composer, writer and instructor since graduating from the University Of Southern Queensland in 2007 with a Bachelor of Theatre Arts, majoring in Acting. While studying Lauren trained heavily in clown and comedy, honing her skills with regular clown and roaming character performances at numerous corporate events.

PERFORMANCE CREDITS

  • Queensland Theatre Company
  • Shake and Stir Theatre Co
  • Hoozat Entertainment
  • Wildflowers

STAGE AND SOUND

Since graduating, Lauren has gone on to work with several theatre companies including Queensland Theatre Company, Shake and Stir Theatre Co and Hoozat Entertainment. Lauren has a love for the clown and is an experienced Instructor in this field, along with children’s theatre and story telling. Most recently Lauren’s co-wrote and co-starred in Wildflowers which took out The People’s Choice Award & The Judges Choice Award at The Sydney Short+Sweet Play Festival.

On top of her theatre credits, Lauren has also worked in television and film, and as a singer/songwriter. A passionate composer for both theatre and film, Lauren is excited to be presenting her first musical on stage at Metro Arts in 2014.

 

Cameron Hurry

Workshop Facilitator & Performer

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Clown

Trained At:

  • USQ (Acting)
  • Griffith (Applied Theatre)
  • TVi Actors Studio, L.A

Overview

Cameron has appeared in many products, national and international as well as several commercials, events for television and radio and many short films. For Harvest Rain, Cameron has facilitated clown workshops and performed in their pantomime, EKKA and school shows.

He has enjoyed roving character work with Homunculus Theatre and PARTICIPATED in creative developments for various companies.

Performance Credits

  • STRANGE ATTRACTOR
  • A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS
  • DELICACY
  • PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (Arts Theatre)
  • FRANKENSTEIN (Fractal Theatre)
  • THE BULLY (Omad Productions)
  • SUCKERS (LOLipop Productions)
  • ALADDIN
  • CINDERELLA
  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
  • PETER PAN
  • JANE EYRE
  • ALICE
  • LITTLE WOMEN
  • SHADOWLANDS (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)
  • TASHI (Imaginary Ltd.)
  • THOUGHTS HAVE FEELINGS TOO
  • THE SPIRIT OF THE MASK (Qac/Lightwire)
  • MACBETH (Jute Theatre)
  • ROMEO AND JULIET (4mbs)
  • ANGRY YOUNG WOMEN (Mixed Company)
  • HE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (AStheatre)

AWARD-WINNING

Cameron is a graduate of USQ (Acting), Griffith (Applied Theatre), and TVi Actors Studio, L.A. He is a Matilda nominee for Best Emerging Artist, a two-time Del Arte Chart honoree, and a proud member of Equity.

Tony Kishawi

Associate Artist, Workshop Facilitator & Mask Maker

Styles:

  • Actor
  • Clown
  • Commedia Specialist

Trained at:

  • Victorian College Of The Arts
  • Antonio Fava International School of Commedia dell’arte

OVERVIEW

Tony Kishawi is a highly trained and diversely experienced Artistic Director / Producer and Teacher with more than 40 years of demonstrated initiatives and commitment to the world of Theatre throughout Australia and Great Britain. My extensive training in Australia and Europe, career performances, teaching and directing reflect a variety of interests and skills, with an over-riding passion for Object Theatre and Commedia DellʼArte. Other areas of expertise include Physical Theatre, Drama and Play Building, Improvisation for performance and broad-based involvement in Community Theatre Nationally but recently in Brisbane and Noosa now my home town.
The years 2014 & 2016 have seen the continuation of busy schedules with a combination of commitments in Direction, Production, Performance and Project Management, Teaching, Mentoring & University Lecturing NIDA (summer program), VCA, QUT, USC and CQU.

As a highly creative, energetic and quality-based performer/director, I place great emphasis on collaborative involvement, effective interpersonal and strong communication abilities, having worked successfully with individuals from diverse socioeconomic, cultural backgrounds and levels of authority. I am a published Author, ‘Teaching Commedia Dell’Arte’.