Shaz Mullens is a qualified educator, playwright and applied theatre practitioner. She is the current Executive Director Fresh Theatre for Social Change, a non-profit theatre company creating performance with and for people in in crisis, new migrant or refugee people, those affected by substance abuse, mental illness, people with disabilities, addiction, and both victims and perpetrators of violence and youth facing difficult life circumstances. Shaz was employed for five years in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University as an applied theatre industry specialist. She is a part of the International Applied Theatre Symposium and regularly partners with international applied theatre researchers and practitioners. Shaz has developed extended education experiences for students from foundation to tertiary undergraduate level as well as project partnerships with The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Alfred Accident Related Trauma Program and Berry Street Kids providing trauma assistance through drama for children affected by the Black Saturday Fires. She is a published playwright and dramatist and has developed over sixteen plays and performance programs implemented both within Australia and internationally. She was also privileged to be a baton bearer in the 2016 Commonwealth Games for her service to the arts.
Hello reader, im Alex im a sound and light tech working predominantly in live events particularly festivals and theater. i love the variety of shows and performers i get to work with and some of the more unusual challenges that can arise when working in such a weird industry. in my spare time, mostly between gigs or during standup shows, i do various handicrafts, research into speculative musicology and have a youtube channel: Nerdy Music Things
James is an actor, director, producer and graduate from the National Theatre Drama School. James’ theatrical credits include; Metamorphoses (Midas/Narrator, National Theatre), 40’s A Decade of Variety (Producer and Emcee, Melbourne Fringe Festival, MBCTA) Realism (Assistant/Movement Director and Glemov, Hartwell Theatre), Secret Bridesmaids Business (James, Sherbrooke Theatre) and Romeo and Juliet (Paris/Sampson. GJ Productions). He's loved taking part in Different Every Night: Embodying Mike Alfreds' rehearsal process masterclass, led by Charlie Cousins and will present their year-long exploration of Gogol’s Marriage in December. He will next be seen in the final episode of AMC’s 4th season of Preacher and as Douglas in The Toorak Rules at St. Martin’s Theatre. He hopes you enjoy what we have created and that you continue supporting independent work like this.
Domink Shields is an Actor, Model and Writer based in Melbourne. She began performing at the age of 5 with a strong desire to tell stories and make people laugh.
Dominik has starred in a range of short films from Rey (2016) to Rose ’78 (2018), she has also appeared on various television commercials and shows such as Neighbours, Rostered On and Playing for Keeps. You can find her making music videos with the likes of Kira Puru, Creek, Amy Pollock and the Dianas.
She started her journey with amateur theatre company Perry’s Young Stars, performing a variety of styles such as cabaret, musical theatre and pantomimes. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Drama and Performance from Deakin University and currently studies under the guidance of Peter Kalos at the Melbourne Actors Lab, in their new home at The Alex Theatre.
In addition to the Melbourne Actors Lab she has trained at TAFTA with Lou Mitchell and Cinzia Coassin, The Film and Television Studio International, with Sydney based coach Bec Watene and at the Beverley Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles under Michael Petted, Gary Grossman and Jeremy Radin.
Dominik is so stoked to be appearing for the first time at the Melbourne Fringe Festival with Eclective Theatre Co. in the TMinus1200 show, she can’t wait to see what antics the cast get up to!”
Emily Tambree is an AIM (Australian Institute of Music) and Showfit alumni for her training in Musical Theatre. During this year she has written, produced, and starred in two cabarets: Coping Mechanisms (The Butterfly Club) and Help! I’m Stuck in a Cupboard! (Chapel Off Chapel). She is absolutely thrilled to be returning for the second season of Tminus1200. When not on stage, she can found geeking out as a reoccurring cast member in the weekly DnD Twitch Livestream, Mammoth Tales.
Shae started acting in theatre at a young age. Starting with training in and performing Shakespeare he grew up around the theatre scene of Perth. Later going on to commence training and work in film and the Fringe theatre circuit, Shae made the move to Melbourne to find more work and explore the buzzing arts scene. Coming off the back of playing Orlando for In The Park's production of 'As You Like It' and featuring as Danny in 'Meantime' he is more than excited to sink his teeth into 12 hours of production madness in Tminus1200.
Emily is an actor, singer and dancer who would like to pursue a career in musical theatre. She has completed a certificate II in dance, and well as a diploma in Screen and Media. Emily is currently working at Fresh Youth Theatre, and Your DNA creative arts, assisting in the running of drama programs. These programs focus on the growth of the participant through the medium of drama, which is something Emily values highly.