Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 2014

Jordan Cortazzo
  Jordan has been a passionate film-maker from a very young age. Originally studying at the University of Adelaide, it wasn’t long before Jordan decided to leave his conventional degree in Media and audition for Flinders Drama Centre. Drama Centre gave Jordan the opportunity to pursue a career, and harness his own ability as a film-maker. Over the four years he has spent training as an actor, Jordan has started his own collaborative team of film-makers where he has written/directed/produced four short films (Goodbye 35, Tuff Nutts, Xanax and Gazelle), all of which are to be released in 2015 and entered into numerous festivals. Though his ideas are expressed in film, he possesses a fiery passion for theatre. He has been fortunate to act in a number of shows whilst at Drama Centre including; Metamorphoses (Directed by Tom Healey), Trojan Barbie (Directed by Rosalba Clemente), The Three Sisters (Directed by David Mealor), and a devised collaboration with Nescha Jelk and Playwright Phillip Kavanagh called Deluge. In 2014 Jordan played the role of Thomas Arden in his graduating show Arden V Arden (Directed by Tom Healey). 2015 is going to be an exciting start to Jordan’s career, as he is undertaking a written mentorship with acclaimed playwright Caleb Lewis.

Annabel Matheson
  Annabel is a South Australian theatre maker. She graduated from the acting course of the Flinders University Drama Centre with First Class Honours and a University Medal in 2014. During her studies, she worked with directors and teachers such as Tom Healey, Rosalba Clemente, Renato Musolino, Dawn Langman, Tiffany Knight, Gale Edwards, Daisy Brown, David Mealor and Sarah Dunn, and in 2012, she completed an intensive, month-long, Canadian Pochinko Clown workshop with Hew Parham. She has developed a keen interest in collaborative devised theatre, and is an ongoing contributing deviser of Deluge, directed by Nescha Jelk and written by Philip Kavanagh, currently still in development, but set to be staged early 2016. Her film work includes SASA award-winning short film River Water (2012), written and directed by Sara West. Annabel is currently appearing in State Theatre Company SA’s production of Summer of the 17th Doll, and in October of this year, she will be playing the title role in Foul Play's production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice at Plant One in Bowden.

Rebecca Mayo
Rebecca graduated from Flinders University Drama Centre in 2014. While there, amongst others, she worked with directors Rosalba Clemente, Tom Healey, David Mealor and enjoyed roles such as Olga in Three Sisters, Helen of Troy in Trojan Barbie and Michelle in Arden Vs Arden. For the past two years, Rebecca has been involved in the creative development of the play Deluge with director Nescha Jelk and writer Phillip Kavanagh, selected for Playwriting Australia's National Script Workshop in 2015 and slated for production in early 2016. Since graduating, Rebecca's acting credits include Destroyer of Worlds for Rock Surfers Theatre Company in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe and Melancholy Play for director Sarah Dunn's graduating piece from Flinders Drama Centre.

Alex Woollatt
  It’s 2007. Alex is in Tech class bored as anyone could possibly be. Knowing he needed to change, he transferred to Drama, where a passion erupted and has evolved ever since. His time at the Drama Centre has given him a great opportunity to train and nurture that passion and gain invaluable experience. He has been able to play a variety of different roles in plays such as Metamorphoses (directed by Tom Healey), Trojan Barbie (directed by Rosalba Clemente), Three Sisters (directed by David Mealor) and Arden vs Arden (directed by Tom Healey). Another highlight was his role in a film written by fellow classmate Jordan Cortazzo, Gazelle. Alex also has a great interest in Shakespeare, after seeing some amazing performances in both London and New York. He has a strong desire to develop this further in the future. With his fellow Fourth Year students, Alex has been involved in the creative development of Deluge, a new work written by Phillip Kavanagh and directed by Nescha Jelk, hopefully to be performed in the near future.

Taylor Weise
Stuart Fong
Antoine Jelk
Lucy Lehmann
Eliza Oliver