The Long Game: How Acting School Grads Can Build and Sustain a Performing Career (October)


  • 7 October 2022
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Applications Open 21 June 2022 10:00 am
Applications Close 7 October 2022 10:40 am
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An opportunity for 2022 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.  Hosted by Equity President, Jason Klarwein, don't miss this chance to join your acting community and be welcomed to the industry and learn about your future industry and career. There will be plenty of time to ask questions from our guest speakers who include casting director Nikki Barret (Elvis, Furiosa), director Leticia Caceres (STC/MTC), actor Glenn Hazeldine, (Blithe Spirit, STC) agent Sophie Jermyn and producer Andy Walker (Spreadsheet, Rosehaven and Family Law). You will receive a  Zoom link via email a few days prior to the event. We hope to see you online soon! Please note: We recently held our first Grad Livestream on 23 September but all are welcome to attend again noting that will be different speakers.  Open to Equity members and non-members. The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks Media Super for their support of this event.  Please note this is DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME.


  • 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), Los Angeles (Skylight Theatre), Washington DC (Kennedy Centre), New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music). His television and film credits include Elvis, Summer Love, 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.
  • Glenn Hazeldine

    Glenn graduated from NIDA in 1994. Professional highlights include No Pay? No Way!, Cosi, Victory, Tot Mom, Elling, The Pig Iron People and Perplex for STC; Tuesdays With Morrie, A View From The Bridge and All My Sons for Ensemble; The Judas Kiss for Company B Belvoir; Transparency for Seymour Centre and As You Like It for Bell Shakespeare. His long and fruitful association with David Williamson includes roles in world premiere productions of Dead White Males, Birthrights, A Conversation, Happiness, Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica, Managing Carmen and Sorting Out Rachel and revivals of Sanctuary, Charitable Intent, Face to Face and Don’s Party. Glenn has been a proud member of MEAA for 25 years and is vice-president of the NSW branch of Actors Equity. He is also Deputy Chair of the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW.
  • Leticia Caceres

    Leticia Cáceres Stage Director Leticia Cáceres is one of the country’s most in-demand directors for the stage and is also building an impressive reputation as a screen director. She was Associate Director at MTC from 2013 to 2015. For MTC, she directed The House of Bernarda Alba, The Distance, Death and The Maiden (MTC/ STC), Birdland (Winner of Best Director Green Room Award), The Effect, Cock and Constellations, as well as MTC Education shows Yellow Moon (winner of a Drama Victoria Award), Helicopter and Random (nominated for three Green Room Awards). Leticia is currently developing an original musical alongside Tommy Murphy for Michael Cassel Group. In 2017, Leticia won the Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Direction of a Play for Belvoir production The Drover’s Wife. The play also won Best Production at both ceremonies. For Belvoir St, she has also directed Tell Me I’m Here, Random (nominated for two Sydney Theatre Awards), Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Winner of the Helpmann Award for Best Musical and nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards), Mortido (co-produced with STCSA), Miss Julie and The Dark Room (nominated for seven Sydney Theatre Awards). For Malthouse Theatre, she has directed Going Down (co-produced with STC) and Barbara and the Camp Dogs which toured the east coast of Australia in 2019. Leticia directed the world premiere of The Mares by Kate Mulvany for Tasmanian Theatre Company and Ten Days on the Island Festival. Leticia received the 2020 Tasmanian Theatre Award for Outstanding Direction on The Mares with the show also being nominated for 5 Tasmanian Theatre Awards. As a filmmaker Leticia’s first short film Wild, won the London Film Awards’ ‘Golden Lion - Best First Time Director’. It was also selected for screening at the Setting Sun Film Festival (Melbourne) and won the ‘Next Gen Student Film Award’ at the inaugural Melbourne Women in Film Festival. Her second film The True History of Billie the Kid won ‘Best Student Film’ at the London Independent Film Awards and was screened at The Melbourne International Film Festival for which Leticia was selected to be a part of MIFF’S 2018 Accelerator Program. Leticia was also the recipient of Screen Australia’s Gender Matters grant - Brilliant Career and in 2018 she was also selected to participate in Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer initiative. Further screen work includes attachments on Princess Pictures/Channel 10’s series How to Stay Married by Peter Helliar, with comedy TV director Natalie Bailey and feature film The Drover’s Wife alongside Leah Purcell.
  • Nikki Barrett

    Nikki Barrett has been casting Australian and international film and television for 25 years. Her work includes acclaimed features such as Fury Road, Hacksaw Ridge, The Nightingale, I Am Mother, The Babadook, The Great Gatsby, The Water Diviner, Slow West, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Sapphires, Somersault, Oranges and Sunshine, The Proposition, Candy, The Railway Man and Ride Like A Girl,The Invisible Man as well as HBO’s The Leftovers and Foxtel series Picnic at Hanging Rock. Recent work includes Nitram, Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, 3000 Years of Longing with George Miller, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Thirteen Lives . Currently filming are Furiosa and tv series Boy Swallows Universe, Bay of Fires and Black Snow.
  • Sophie Jermyn

    Sophie Jermyn - Agent  - Sophie Jermyn Management … personal, professional artist representation. Since its inception in 2003 Sophie Jermyn Management has established a strong and versatile client base and proudly represents a range of established and blossoming careers in theatre, television, film, voice and corporate arena’s. Sophie Jermyn Management is committed to comprehensive artist management for Actors, Voice Artists, Directors, Presenters, Writers and Corporate Facilitators. This all-inclusive management has seen the development of Sophie Jermyn Voices, providing complete access to trained and experienced actors for any voicing requirements. In an increasingly competitive international climate SJM has established strong industry connections with the US and UK, providing the best possible launch for their clients into an international market. With over 20 years of representation experience and a comprehensive understanding of industry workings in the fields of advertising, management, promotion and marketing, Sophie Jermyn and her team of industry professionals have quickly earned a reputation as a competitive, energetic and innovative agency.
  • Andy Walker

    Andy Walker has produced over 130 hours of drama and narrative comedy for Australian and international audiences. He is currently in post production on Kate McCartney & Kate McLennan’s comedy mystery series DEADLOCH (Guesswork Television/Amazon Prime). Recent credits include SPREADSHEET (Northern Pictures/Paramount+) , Season 2 of FIVE BEDROOMS (Hoodlum/Paramount+) and all five seasons of Celia Pacquola & Luke McGregor’s hit comedy series ROSEHAVEN (Guesswork Television/ABC-TV). Walker was also the Casting Director on ROSEHAVEN. Other drama and comedy credits include TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Radio Karate/Nine Network), Season 1 of WANTED (Matchbox Pictures/Seven Network) and Anne Edmonds’ THE EDGE OF THE BUSH (Guesswork Television/ABC-TV). Walker co-produced Seasons 1 and 2 of THE FAMILY LAW (Matchbox Pictures/SBS) and was one of the producers of the multi-award winning THE KETTERING INCIDENT (Porchlight Films/FOXTEL/BBC Worldwide). Earlier credits include drama series WONDERLAND and MR & MRS MURDER (both for FremantleMedia/Network TEN) and SATISFACTION (LoneHand/FOXTEL). Narrative comedy credits include A MOODY CHRISTMAS (Jungle/ABC-TV), LAID Season 2 (Porchlight Films/ABC-TV) and WOODLEY (Guesswork Television/ABC-TV).


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