Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 2012

Tom Barratt
  From the age of 5, Tom discovered that he had the ability to entertain in a number of ways...and loved it! From disrupting the work of his primary school class with energetic impersonations of countless film characters to his acrobatic antics in the backyard that left his poor mother white with worry. After living in a variety of locations around Australia, Tom completed high school in Alice Springs where he played Hamlet for his year 12 moderation performance and received his first ever paid acting work as an extra on the set of Warwick Thornton's film Samson and Delilah. On the journey through his four years at the Flinders Drama Centre, he has played a variety of challenging roles. From Ned in Daniel Keene's Half and Half to The Baron in Maxim Gorki's The Lower Depths and multiple characters in Dario Fo's Can't Pay, Won't Pay, Liz Lochead's adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Shakespeare's The Two Gentleman of Verona.

Holly Brindley
  Holly's first memorable role was playing Tegan in Sean Riley's My Sister Violet in 2005 for Urban Myth. At Flinders Drama Centre she has most recently performed several roles in Attempts On Her Life. She has also played Nurse Grice/Nisbett in Dracula, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bubnov in The Lower Depths, Abigail Williams in The Crucible, a chorus member in SLUT and Jan in DNA. Holly is particularly excited about pursuing work in film. In 2011 she appeared as Shelley in the short film Deep Creek and in 2012 as Lancey in Male Order Mate. As well as acting, Holly loves to write. Her first play Eve was performed in 2008 by both Urban Myth and the Canberra Youth Theatre. Her second play Home was shortlisted for the State Theatre Young Playwrights Award in 2011. Holly has a new work for the stage in progress which she will focus on developing throughout 2013.

Adam Carter
Ever since Adam was a young boy, he has been an avid performer. After beginning University he realised his true calling was in the performing arts, so in 2009 he left his degree in Psychology. Since then he has thrown himself into a wide variety of challenging roles. These include the Palestinian boy Sadiq in A Line in the Sand, Luigi in Dario Fo's Can't Pay, Won't Pay, heroin addict Aldo in The Call, directed by David Mealor, Speed in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, 82 year old Luka, in Gorky's The Lower Depths, directed by Rosalba Clemente, Doctor Seward in Stoker's Dracula, and finally working on the creation of various roles in Martin Crimp's, Attempts on Her Life, directed by Tom Healey. He also enjoyed playing Clarence in a workshopped production of Shakespeare's Richard the Third, and looks forward to furthering his knowledge and skills in working with Shakespearean texts. Adam has also voiced for the educational animation Mend-A-Friend, and acted in the short films Worlds Apart and Stash.

Masha Ejova
  Masha Ejova loves to tell tall tales. When she first immigrated to Australia from Moscow, she found her surest way of making friends in the school yard was through the telling of ridiculous and imaginative stories. Brought up on the musical acting legends of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and epic romances such as Gone with the Wind, Masha proudly proclaims herself a hopeless romantic. Masha is also very adventurous: she travels, scuba dives, treks, rock climbs, and dances. Masha's list of acting achievements so far include her role as Lolita in Patricia Cornelius' play SLUT, the portrayal of three leading ladies in Stovepipe by Adam Brace, Portia in her beloved Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and her so far ultimate favourite role of Mina in DC's production of Dracula by Liz Lochhead. In 2011 Masha played the protagonist in a romantic short film called The Other Side Of Desire directed by Kath Dooley which was part of South Australia's Raw Film initiative.

Casey Ellis
  Having come fresh out of high school, Casey was determined to get into some sort of acting institution, even if that meant doing a one woman show to her parents. Casey began her studies at Flinders Drama Centre in 2009 and during her time there she has appeared as the scaredy cat Dani in DNA, a chorus member in Slut , the troublemaker Betty in The Crucible, the cheeky Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the eccentric characters of Tiggy and Theresa in Bombshells. Most recently Casey played a variety of challenging yet exhilarating roles in the graduate show of Attempts On Her Life directed by Tom Healey. She also appeared in a short film, Sum, based on the book of the same title in 2011. Casey has combined her passion for acting and teaching and tutored at the Urban Myth Theatre Of Youth from 2009 to 2011. Casey loves comedy and after the stand-up comedy course in 2011 with Caleb Lewis, hopes to continue developing her comedic acting skills.

Lisa Harper Campbell
  Dr Lisa Harper Campbell is an acting graduate of the Flinders University Drama Centre. Acting highlights include performing in the award-nominated Biography: A Game and Perplex (Joh Hartog Productions), appearing in new web-series, Ruby June and playing Julie Bishop in the national tour of Abbott! The Musical. She has also performed and toured her own original work including a comedic solo show, A Bee’s Dick Away and the satirical piece A Full English Breakfast with Clive Palmer. Lisa has produced for both theatre (Foul Play Theatre's Julie and Yerma) and radio (Radio Adelaide’s Arts Breakfast). She has worked with acclaimed French actor and director Zabou Breitman and in 2019, made her directorial debut with The Double Bass. TV credits include winning Fastest Finger First on Millionaire Hot Seat and taking home the big brass mug on ABC's Hard Quiz with her special topic, the French Resistance. Lisa obtained her doctorate in French Cinema in 2017 and has since conducted research and lectured across French, Screen and Drama Studies at various universities. In the future, Lisa hopes to create and deliver many wildly appreciated, big budget plays, TV shows and films which explore socio-political issues with a comedic bent.

Holly Langridge
  Although her background is in musical theatre, Holly has adored putting her focus on acting at the Drama Centre. Holly has gratefully explored a wide variety of roles; numerous contemporary characters such as Leah from Dennis Kelly's DNA, Beatrice from Unity(1918) by Kevin Kerr and Cassie from Tusk Tusk by Polly Stenham. Holly relishes devised work and was thrilled to be a member of the chorus in SLUT by Patricia Cornelius, and also to work on another fluid text, Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp, directed by Tom Healey. It has been an exciting and welcome discovery that Holly thoroughly enjoys reading and playing in the classics. She was directed by Rosalba Clemente as Vassilisa in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths, played Julia in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Lucy in Bram Stoker's Dracula adapted by Liz Lochead. Holly plans to continue her acting education beyond Flinders and is also interested in developing her own devised work.

Vuyo Carrington Loko
  Vuyo Carrington Loko is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Vuyo's journey as an actor started when he joined his high school drama team, and once he discovered the creativity and freedom that acting inspired, decided to pursue acting as a career. Training at Drama Centre has allowed Vuyo the chance to enjoy the challenge of developing a diverse range of characters from a vicious landlord called Kostyliov in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths, directed by Rosalba Clemente. To a vain suitor called Turio, in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Tiffany-Lyndall Knight, a driven sergeant called Brooks, in Roy William's Days of Significance, directed by Tom Healey, and the part of one of the murderers in a workshop presentation of Shakespeare's Richard the Third, directed by Joh Hartog. After a stand up comedy workshop in third year conducted by Caleb Lewis, Vuyo has been involved in writing and performing stand up around the local comedy circuit.

Clare Mansfield
  Clare's most recent theatre performance was in Attempts on Her Life directed by Tom Healey, which was the graduation show for her honours year at the Flinders University Drama Centre. During that year she also played Florrie in Dracula directed by Anne Thompson and Kym Begg. While in third year Clare performed in Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Tiffany Lyndall-Knight. She played Natasha in Gorky's The Lower Depths , directed by Rosalba Clemente and the part of Denise as well as a variety of other characters in The Call, directed by David Mealor. Clare's film work includes playing the romantic lead in a short film called Sparks. She has just completed a feature length film called The Follower . She starred in the web series, IO and has also worked on TV Commercials for Fasta Pasta and Stratco.

Scott Perry
  Scott's time at the Drama Centre has exposed him to techniques and teachers that have not only fed his growth as an artist, but shown him just how intricate and challenging his craft is, and the commitment required for continual improvement. He has enjoyed some wonderful opportunities so far, performing a variety of roles including; Various in Bertolt Brecht's Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Cast Member in Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children, Sergeant Ray Armstrong in Hilary Bell's Wolf Lullaby, Luke in Daniel Keene's Half and Half, Giovanni in Dario Fo's Can't Pay, Won't Pay, Pepel in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths, Lance in Shakespeare's The Two Gentleman of Verona, Dracula in Liz Lochhead's Dracula , and a number of roles in Martin Crimp's Attempts On Her Life. He has also done several short films for Screen Studies Honours students, and is looking forward to developing a career in film.

Damien Sunners
  Before attending Flinders Drama Centre, Damien had performed in various Adelaide fringe shows with a local amateur theatre company. A highlight was a one-man show of Grimm Brothers tales for the 2006 Fringe. In 2007 Damien moved to London to live and work and was lucky enough to take classes at the Actors Centre. Over his four years at Drama Centre Damien has enjoyed performing in a fantastic mix of classic and contemporary productions. Damien made his Drama Centre debut in Hillary Bell's Wolf Lullaby, played the strong willed Giles Corey in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, explored the horrors of war in The Line In Sand and Stovepipe , and got down and dirty in Rosalba Clemente's production of the classic Maxim Gorky text, The Lower Depths. Most recently Damien had a fantastic time playing one of Two Gentlemen of Verona in Shakespeare's comedy and various characters from Martin Crimp's Attempts on her Life, directed by Tom Healey.

Andrew Thomas
  Andrew's love for performance began when in High School he developed an interest in dance. His passion diverted to acting when he began his training at The Flinders Drama Centre in 2009. Over the past four years Andrew has enjoyed the challenge of playing a diverse range of theatre roles including, Satin in Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths, directed By Rosalba Clemente, Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Francis in Dennis Kelly's Osama the Hero, Mercer in A Line in the Sand, Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Elliot in Polly Stenham's Tusk Tusk. Andrew's favourite theatre role to date has been working on Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life, directed by Tom Healey. Andrew has a passion for screen acting, recently being cast in a short Film entitled Expect Respect by Logic Films and commissioned by Legal Aid. In the future Andrew would like to bring his vocal, movement and acting skills together and pursue a career in musical theatre.