Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 2001

Belinda Di Vito
  Belinda has worked in Television including Neighbours, Stingers, Savvy Tv and The Mystical Guides programme for Open Channel. Her theatre credits include Friday Night, In Town where she played the role of Emma. (La Mama), With The Dark (Eagles Nest Theatre) and Tuppaware for the 2007 Short and Sweet Festival which won the overall peoples choice awards. Belinda played the role of Claire in The Comedy Saturday Night Williamstown, part of the Williamstown short Play 6 Festival. She played Tracey in The Wireless for the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2006 and again in 2009 for the Melbourne Comedy Festival at Trades Hall. She performed in Lorca's Blood Wedding with the Women Of Asia Company at Chapel Off Chapel. In 2001 she travelled to Singapore touring a collection of plays including her self devised comedy character Flange. She has featured in several short films which included Alan Lams Soroboro which won the special effects award from Film Victoria. Belinda is currently based in Adelaide.

Katherine Fyffe
Katherine  has performed for a variety of companies including in Hannie Rayson's Inheritance for the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company, Afternoon of the Elves for Windmill Performing Arts and State Theatre Company of SA, Each Beach for Patch Theatre and for Vitalstatistix National Women's Theatre on Melissa Reeve's Tough Girls workshop. She is a founding member of The Border Project, and has co-created and performed in Highway Rock n Roll Disaster, Please Go Hop!, Medeamaterial and Disappearance (development). Katherine has also performed in Nick Enright's Blackrock, Margaret Edson's Wit, and Angels In America Parts 1 and 2. Katherine traveled to Chicago in 2009 to work with experimental theatre company Goat Island Performance Group after receiving funding from Arts SA and the Australia Council for the Arts. In 2001 she travelled to Singapore touring a collection of post-modern plays and has featured in several short films. Her TV work includes Blue Heelers and Channel 10's Savvy TV.

Caleb Lewis
  Caleb is a multi-award-winning playwright whose work has been produced locally and internationally. His works include; Dogfall ; Death in Bowengabbie, Rust and Bone; Aleksander and the Robot Maid and Clinchfield (winner of the inaugural Richard Burton Award for new plays in 2010). Lewis was mentored by Nick Enright and Edward Albee. He has twice been shortlisted for the Griffin award and is the winner of an Inscription Award, the Mitch Mathews Award and an AWGIE (Australian Writer's Guild Award), and turned down the Company B Phiilip Parsons Award in 2010 as a protest against the lack of female writers and directors in the company's 2010 mainstage season. Current projects include a play about Godzilla and first love, a play about a sock, a play about honey bees and commissions for Bell Shakespeare, Black Swan and State Theatre Company of South Australia. His play, Death in Bowengabbie was presented at the La Mama Theatre as part of the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Romy Loor
  Romy works in the industry both as a writer and actor. Her TV credits include Last Man Standing for Channel Seven and Savvy TV for Network10. She has performed for the State Theatre Company of South Australia and has also worked with Vitalstatistix in Adelaide and La Mama in Melbourne both as a writer and actor. Her play Where's My Mother! was a finalist in the Patrick White Award for 2006. She was awarded a mentorship by the Australian Writer's Guild to work with playwright Hilary Bell, and co-wrote a play for St Martin's Youth Theatre called Radicals and Misanthropes. She worked on a short film which won Raw Nerve 2007 funded by Open Channel and the Australian Film Commission. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles.

Amber McMahon
  Amber graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 2001 and is a founding member of The Border Project. She has worked on all their works either performing live or recorded or as co-creator. She spent three years as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's Actors Company, performing in The War of the Roses, Gallipoli , The Serpent's Teeth, Tales from the Vienna Woods, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Art of War, The Season at Sarsaparilla, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Lost Echo, Mother Courage and Her Children. For Malthouse/Edinburgh Festival she performed in Optimism, and for State Theatre of SA Boston Marriage and Proof. For Windmill she appeared in Boo, Afternoon of the Elves, The Snow Queen and Moonfleet and for Queensland Theatre Company Vincent in Brixton . For Woodford Indigenous Dreaming Festival/2004 Melbourne Comedy Festival/2004 Adelaide Fringe Festival: Black and Tran 2 . Her film credits include Peaches, and for TV My Space and Savvy TV. Awards include 2005 Adelaide Theatre Guide Award for Best Individual Performance, 2002 Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award, 2002 Adelaide City Council Performing Arts Award and the 2002 Best of Opera Award.

Hew Parham
  Hew was a core member of Adelaide's Berlin Cabaret Ensemble which won Best Cabaret at the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Light Year Awards for Best Cabaret and The Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Innovation. He has also performed in the acclaimed one-man show The Idiot, the film Travelling Light and a cabaret of Tom Waits songs called My History of Obsession with Tom Waits. Hew has also performed in Significant Others (Oddbodies Theatre Company), Pounding Nails into the Floor with my Forehead (Pounding Theatre Company) which also played the 2004 Melbourne Fringe Festival and won the Best Spoken Word Performance Awards and Boo! with Windmill Performing Arts. Hew won the Neil Curnow Award, which he used to study at the Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre in St Albert, Alberta, Canada; and Bouffon and Clown with Karen Hines and John Turner on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Hew worked as the drama co-ordinator of Tutti Arts and is wrote and directed their show The Little Blue Parcel. He starred in Tomfoolery for the 2008 Adelaide Fringe Festival at La Boheme. He toured nationally with Patch Theatre Company's production of Me & My Shadow and recently performed his hit show Giovanni for the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe and toured it to the Clown Festival in New York.

Roberta Tyrrell
  At Flinders Roberta performed in Dreams of Clytmnestra, Bash, Low, Blackrock and The Memory Museum for the Centennary of Federation. In 2004 she performed in Wasp at the NIDA studio in Sydney and Rocket Baby. She worked on classmate Caleb Lewis' 3 short play series Songs For The Deaf in Sydney and two short plays by Anthony Nielson, Night Before Christmas and Predator. For TV Roberta had a guestie on Channel 9's Young Lions.

Roman Vaculik
  Roman's professional experience includes 4:48 Psychosis with Brink Productions for the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2006, The Hit! with Paralello and toured to the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Checklist for an Armed Robber with Vitalstatistix, The Half Windsor for the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2004, The Return with Fresh Track Productions for the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2002, Come Out in 2003 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2003. He has worked as a writer, actor and workshop co-ordinator for the Global Education Centre for Federal Government with Acting For Change: Welcoming Refugees Is This Real? Roman has also worked on The Memory Museum, Blackrock at the Queens Theatre, Cyborganic at the Minkebar, Sit On My Fence for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2001, the short film Wild Strawberries and Savvy TV for Network 10. For the State Theatre Company Roman has performed in Mnemonic, Three Sisters and Romeo & Juliet. He also worked Fight Night, a co-production between The Border Project and Sydney Theatre Company which was part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts and toured to Wharf 2 in Sydney.

Melanie Vallejo
  Melanie's professional credits include the Sydney premiere of Stephen Sewell's Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany, Gosling as part of Sydney Theatre Company's young playwrights awards readings and The Return with Fresh Track Productions. She also performed Sit On My Fence at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2001. Melanie's TV credits include All Saints for the Seven Network, various television commercials as well as the latest series of Power Rangers as Madison Rocca, the blue Power Ranger. In 2009 she played the new flat mate on the hit Seven Network drama Packed To The Rafters and starred in the Belvoir Street production Baghdad Wedding. She currently plays the role of Sophie Wong on the hit television drama Winners & Losers for Channel 7.

Eva Lewkowicz