Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 2010

Elizabeth Hay
  Elizabeth graduated from the Flinders Drama Centre in 2010. She most recently performed with Early Worx and Colourwheel Productions in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 2011, Elizabeth joined together with local artists and the PVI collective from Perth to bring transumer: deviate from the norm to the streets of Port Adelaide, as part of Adhocracy 2011, and then earlier this year at APAM. Elizabeth has also performed in Ionesco's The Lesson, directed by Nescha Jelk, for which she was nominated for Best Female Performance at the ATG awards. Elizabeth is a member of Actors Equity, and a representative of the Performers Committee in South Australia.

Carissa Lee
  A young Wemba-Wemba woman, Carissa Lee Godwin is a fledgling writer and long-standing admirer of all things literary. Since graduating with her Honours Degree from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2010, Carissa has been juggling an acting career, involvement with animal rights groups, and her lingering affection for the written word. Since she was a young girl, with influences such as Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath and Wesley Enoch; Carissa found comfort in expression through words; whether they were formed through stories, writing reviews, script-writing, essays, editing and poetry; or conceived through speech in performance. Now as an adult, Carissa is combining her fondness of language and analysis, by pursuing a career within the unique profession of editing. She is thrilled to be training alongside established writers Ali Cobby Eckerman and Marie Munkara.

Adam Schmerl
Since graduating with a BCA at the Flinders University Drama Centre Program in 2010, Adam has appeared in numerous Films including Double Happiness Uranium and Television series such as ABC's Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and The Doctor Blake Mysteries where he played the psychotic David Hoyle. Not wanting to limit himself, Adam has recently wrote and produced the upcoming short Mixed Signals through his production company Keep It Simple Productions. Whilst at Flinders Adam performed in Holy Day, Third World Blues, Some Girls, Bash and Svetlana In Slingbacks.

Samantha Soh
  Samantha started her career in recruitment after graduating from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in 2010. Currently with Frazer Jones, she recruits an entire spectrum of mid-level HR roles across a wide range of industries. She previously worked as a specialist legal recruiter and is committed to providing quality recruitment services. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Sara West
  Sara graduated with Honours from the Flinders Drama Centre in 2010. Her theatre credits include Ugly Mugs for Griffin Theatre/Malthouse Theatre, Travelling North for The Sydney Theatre Company, Dreams in White and Heartbreak Hotel for Griffin Theatre Company and Rita Kalnejais' Babyteeth for Belvoir St Theatre. Her film credits include Dirt Girls, which Sara wrote and directed, One Eyed Girl and The Turned. Among other projects Sara has acted in short films Hey Joe , Collision, Touch and MIFF Australian Short Winner, Spine. She is a soon-to-be published playwright and has also won a Best Emerging Filmmaker Award at the SASAs for her own short film River Water. For television Sara's credits include the ABC miniseries Anzac Girls as Clarice Daley and has most recently wrapped shooting on Network 7's Winter [The Killing Field].

Kate Dayman

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