Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1988

Ulli Birve
An honours graduate in drama from Flinders University, Ulli has a significant stage background both in Australia and Europe which has lead her through short films to feature films and television, with appearances in the Bill Bennett directed Kiss or Kill, Territorians, Lust and Revenge, The Life of Harry Dare, Bad Boy Bubby, Epsilon and The Shiralee. On stage Ulli performed many shows with Red Shed including Buried Child, Frankenstein's Children, Melissa Reeve's Sweetown, Dog Eat Dog, Low, All Souls, Station 2: Eye of Another, Honour , and Terminus. For State Theatre of SA she has worked on The Seagull, The Tempest, The Real Thing, The Memory Of Water and Top Girls as well as Capricornia for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Annie Fox
  Annie Fox is a multi award winning writer, script editor and consultant. A graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre in 1988, trained as an actor and director, her work extends across the genres of live action drama for children and adults, animation, comedy, multimedia, theatre, song writing and educational CD's. Her work has been screened in over 100 countries around the world. Prior to focussing exclusively on writing she honed her entrepreneurial, production and publicity skills on many innovative projects and festivals. She has written for many children's mini-series including Pirate Islands and Wicked Science.

Caroline Mignone
  Caroline graduated with honours from the Drama Centre in 1988 where she performed in Women Beware Women and the 1988 Adelaide Festival production of Under Southern Eyes. Over several years she has worked extensively in South Australia, including with Doppio Teatro and Magpie Theatre Company, appearing in a number of productions including the title role in Alice in Wonderland. Joining the State Theatre Company of South Australia acting ensemble in 1990, her appearances included Marat Sade, The Comedy of Errors, Restoration, Tales from the Decameron , A Flea In Her Ear with George Olgivy and Six Characters in search of an Author. Caroline has also written a one-act play One, Two Buckle My Shoe which was performed as part of the State Theatre Quickies program in 1990. Her latest roles for State Theatre of Sa have been Life x 3, Things We Do For Love, God Of Carnage, The Misanthrope and The Importance Of Being Earnest. Caroline can also been seen in the feature films Cut and Peaches.

Peter Kelly
In March 2013 Peter resigned from the State Theatre Company of South Australia after twelve great years as Production Manager. Under the artistic directorship of Rosalba Clemente in the first instance, then Adam Cook, and most recently Geordie Brookman, he had the challenging but utterly fulfilling responsibility of managing STCSA’s technical operations including scenery construction, props, costuming, stage operations and storage. With an extraordinary team of carpenters, metalworkers, scenic artists, costumiers, stage managers, mechanists, and lighting & sound crew he helped build and run ninety-four shows during his time at State Theatre. State Theatre Co's home venue is the 600 seat Playhouse within the Adelaide Festival Centre. Some productions also took place in the Space Theatre, Her Majesty's, the Odeon, Norwood Concert Hall, the old Queens Theatre and STCSA's own Scenery Workshop. During his time at State Theatre sixteen shows were toured – primarily to metropolitan and regional South Australia, but also to Queensland (for QTC), Sydney (for STC & Belvoir St) and Melbourne (for MTC and Malthouse). While at State Theatre Peter worked with invariably fantastic designs by STC's stable of freelance designers – Mary Moore, Dean Hills, Victoria Lamb, Cath Cantlon, Morag Cook, Ailsa Paterson, Jonathon Oxlade and guest appearances by Brian Thomson, Mark Thompson, Julie Lynch and Pip Runciman. A few of the many, many production highlights from his time at State Theatre Company were Honk if you are Jesus featuring a double-helix staircase and a furniture tracking system, In The Next Room featuring an abstracted set of period rooms & sensational Victorian costumes and a contemporary version of The Misanthrope on a raked floor with quilted wall panels that rotated from a chic hotel room into post-modern Louis XIV masquerade. A series of highly innovative installation-based promenade productions were developed within the Drama Centre during his time at Flinders under the visionary leadership of senior lecturer Julie Holledge and designer Mary Moore. From this unique training base Peter was part of an ensemble of students that formed the Red Shed Company which grew into a well-regarded “second-tier” theatre organisation in Adelaide in the late 1980's and early 1990’s. Peter also returned to part-time study during the early 1990's – undertaking the first year of an architecture degree and then transferring to and completing a Post-Graduate Diploma of Economics at Adelaide University.

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