Our Teachers

Joanne Samuel

Joanne SamuelJoanne is an Australian actress who remains best known for her role as the screen wife of Mel Gibson in the 1979 film Mad Max.

Prior to her appearance in the film, Samuel had made guest appearances in police procedurals Matlock Police and Homicide. She was then a regular cast member in television soap operas Class of ’74The Sullivans and The Young Doctors. She left The Young Doctors very suddenly – the producers wrote her out of the show when she was offered the Mad Max role after a fellow Young Doctors actress who had been due to take the role fell ill. Samuel later returned to television in the regular role of Kelly Morgan-Young in Skyways.

Samuel later guest starred in Hey Dad! as Jeanette Taylor and All Saints, and played the school principal in The Wiggles in their film The Wiggles Movie. Samuel studied dance with Honeybrooks and drama at the Independent theatre, North Sydney

Joanne is the vice chairman of BOOMPAA, Blue Mountains Performing Arts Association.

Timothy Wells

timheadshotSince completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance), Timothy has been working in all aspects of theatre, including drama, singing, musical theatre and dialects.

His theatre credits include Talking With, Hating Alison Ashley and Going Nowhere. As a founding member of Cufflink Productions, the company produced performances including Cardboard Box and Popular Mechanicals (Nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award).

Timothy’s teaching credits include the Australian Children’s Choir, Wesley Institute, Penrith Conservatorium, QTheatre’s Weekend Program and the Flanno Festival. He has also taught internationally at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Blu Brick Speech & Drama, SIB KL Productions and the Malaysian school system.

Dr. Ingle Knight

ingleheadshotIngle has performed in more than 50 professional theatre productions and written over twenty plays, musicals and films. His work has toured nationally and internationally. He has won two WA Equity Theatre Awards for best new script, and in 2012, he won the prestigious Richard Burton Playwriting Award.

In 2013, he won his second WA Premier’s Book Award (Script Category) for The Fremantle Candidate produced by Deckchair Theatre Co. in 2012.

He has a PhD from Murdoch University and has taught playwriting, screenwriting and film and drama studies at numerous universities.

Jimmy Tredinnick

jimmyheadshotActor, singer, dancer and musician, James Tredinnick has been improvising for more than a decade. Representing BMGS in Theatresports™, and 3-time Finalist, 1-time Champion of Theatresports™ Schools’ Challenge. Also the 2nd youngest person ever in the Grand Final of the Cranston Cup, the National Theatresports™ Competition. More recently, appearing on stage in Improv shows like “Mixed, Shaken and Stirred” and “Are you Funnier than a 12th Grader?”. He has taught ‘improv’ in Sydney and is now teaching and performing with KTC.

Other Teachers

  • Larry Buttrose
  • Kathleen Hamilton
  • Stephen Measday

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