The Long Game: How Acting School Grads Can Build and Sustain A Performing Career (SEPT 24)


  • 24 September 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Applications Open 27 July 2021 10:00 am
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An opportunity for 2021 acting and performing arts school graduates to get together virtually and learn how to build and sustain your career from a panel of  established actors, casting directors, agents, and directors. Chaired by Equity President, actor/director Jason Klarwein, guests include: Callum Francies (Kinky Boots) Matthew Lutton, Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre, Anousha Zarkesh, Casting Director plus Jonathan Venables, Business Development Manager, Media Super....with more confirming... Don't miss this chance to join your acting community and learn about your future industry and career.  There will be plenty of time to ask questions from our guest speakers. You will receive a  Zoom link via email a few days prior to the event. We hope to see you online soon!   Open to Equity members and non-members.  The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks Media Super for their support of this event. 


  • Jason Klarwein

    Jason Klarwein is an actor and director who has worked around Australia with companies such as Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Black Swan, Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Centre, QPAC, La Boite and Queensland Theatre. Jason has also performed and directed internationally in London (Origins Festival), LosAngeles (Skylight Theatre), Washington DC (Kennedy Centre), New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music). His television and film credits include Kat King, Devil’s Playground, Celeste, Seapatrol and Slide. He is the current Artistic Director of The Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe and the Federal President of Actor’s Equity. Jason has been an Equity member since 2002.
  • Anousha Zarkesh

    Established for over 25 years, Anousha Zarkesh Casting specialises in top end Australian TV and film. Based in Sydney, our casting agency has gained a reputation for a specialised service championing cultural diversity and local indigenous talent. We take pride in casting for a wide range of genres including political satire, drama, comedy, telemovies, documentary series and film. An example of some of our recent productions include: Mystery Road Series 1 and 2, (TV) Rake (TV), Redfern now (TV), Cleverman (TV), The Principal (TV), INXS Never tear us apart (TV), Catching Milat (TV), Peter Brock Story (TV), 800 words (TV), Black Comedy (TV), Jasper Jones (FF), Hounds of Love (FF), Manny Lewis (FF), Alex and Eve (FF).
  • Callum Francis

    Callum Francis is a UK born actor best known for his portrayal as ‘Lola’ internationally in the hit Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS. He first played the role in the original London Production at the Adelphi Theatre before coming to Australia to open the national tour. For this, Callum won the best male actor in a musical at the 2017 Helpmann Awards. Callum returned to open the UK Tour and then in January 2019 he ended his run as Lola, at the Al Hirschfeld theatre on Broadway. Callum’s other credits include the role of ‘Tom Collins’ in RENT at the Sydney Opera House, Cameron Mackintosh's London revival of MISS SAIGON and other West End productions such as Disney's THE LION KING, and GHOST. Internationally Callum has toured with HAIR the musical and opened the Shanghai Culture Square with ULTIMATE BROADWAY. Preceding his professional debut, in 2010 Callum graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, UK.
  • Matthew Lutton

    Matthew Lutton is Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director and Co-CEO. Prior to this, he was Malthouse Theatre’s Associate Director, and Artistic Director of the Perth based independent company, ThinIce. Directing credits for Malthouse Theatre include:  Because the Night, Solaris (Lyric Hammersmith London, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), Cloudstreet, Melancholia, Bliss, Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets, The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man, Away, Edward II, Picnic at Hanging Rock (Barbican London, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), I Am a Miracle, Night on Bald Mountain, The Bloody Chamber, Dance of Death, Pompeii, L.A., On the Misconception of Oedipus, Die Winterreise and Tartuffe. For Sydney Theatre Company he has directed The Trial, The Mysteries: Genesis, and The Duel. Other directing credits include: Love Me Tender for Belvoir Theatre and Don’t Say the Words for Griffin Theatre Company. His opera directing credits include: Make No Noise for the Bavarian State Opera, Strauss’ Elektra for Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for New Zealand Opera.
  • Jonathan Venables

    Jonathon Venables is a Senior Business Development Manager with Media Super, the industry super fund for print, media, entertainment and arts professionals. He has more than 14 years’ experience in financial services, joining Media Super in 2016 after working at ING Direct Australia and BT Financial Group. Jonathon takes great pride in helping members make the most of their superannuation and retirement. 


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