This year has seen a shift away for me, from living solely in Brisbane, to sharing my time here, with a little settlement in southern Tasmania. What this means is I have even less time to devote to the theatric stage, and unlike my talented co-actors, I ‘pop in’ when I am able. I was a regular to the CTG stage for many years, and I recently covered a few small roles with Villanova Players. When I saw that Gary was directing this play for late 2022, I leapt at the chance to get involved with a small cast, good script, and some fine people. The Woman role has almost everything to explore in it, and it has been both a challenge and a thrill to develop. If I can convey her character clearly,I will have achieved what I’d hoped when I first read the script.
Kristina graduated from The Australian Performing Arts Conservatory with an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting in 2016. Since then she has shamelessly thrown herself into theatre, short films and scriptwriting, winning best screenplay in 2020 for Bleached, which she co-wrote with Jason Nash for the 48 Hour Film Project. Her most notable acting roles include: Lilyth in Basket Case (Nominated: Best Supporting Actress – 48HFP 2017), Bianca Minola in The Taming of the Shrew (New Farm Nash Theatre 2017), one of the actors in Shakespeare (Abridged) (Ad Astra 2018), Catherine Simms in The Foreigner (New Farm Nash Theatre 2019), Myra Bruhl in Deathtrap (New Farm Nash Theatre 2021), Kathryn Schaub in Radium Girls (Centenary Theatre Group 2021) and Belle in Disenchanted (Footlights Theatrical 2022). She is thrilled to be a part of this production. She would also like to take this opportunity to double down on the hot take that that Oswald did not act alone. It really is the hill – NAY – the grassy knoll that she will die on.
It’s been almost a year since actor and singer-songwriter, Darcy Jay first stepped on the Centenary Theatre stage. In 2021, he performed as Mark in the critically acclaimed “Things I Know To Be True” and looks forward to returning as the much lighter hearted Jamie in “Now and Then”. Darcy has been acting on the stage since 2005, with roles ranging from dramas playing anxious, tormented characters like Philip of “Orphans” (Brisbane Arts Theatre, 2019) to pantomime musicals playing sassy, cocky characters like Jupiter in Games of the Gods (John Wikman Productions, 2021). Earlier this year, Darcy formed one half of an eclectic musical duo called The Daring (@thedaringmusic); he and band mate, Phil West are currently working on their debut album as they perform around Brisbane. Other recent theatre credits include “Life is a Cabaret” (Prima Org, 2021) and “Sleeping Beauty” (Brisbane Arts Theatre, 2020).
This is Keith’s first appearance at CTG and only his second in Queensland, having played Mathew Perry in A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody at Sunnybank back in April. His previous exploits have all been in Perth, in a variety of roles from drama and comedy to musicals. He is very much looking forward to working with such a talented cast, in such a charming theatre.
As well as having acted in shows at CTG such as “Heroes”, “Yes Prime Minister” and several theatre restaurant productions including “Vicar of Dibley” and “ Up Pompeii!”, Gary has directed a number of shows for CTG including “Little Murders”, “Closure” and last year’s well received production of “Things I Know to be True”. Now and Then has proven to be an absolute delight to direct with fabulous cast and crew and production team. Gary hopes our audiences will love it as much as he does.