Mark Diaco

Mark Diaco

Mark trained as an actor in New York at the highly acclaimed: Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and The William Esper Studio.

Upon his return to Melbourne, he co-founded the theatre company: Human Sacrifice Theatre (HST). In 2006 he performed the part of 'Lee' in Sam Shepard's classic True West for the companies first production. The years that have followed at HST, Mark went on to perform in such plays as: David Mamet's Pulitzer Prizes winning play: Glengarry Glen Ross which he received rave reviews for his portrayal of Ricky Roma. MOJO the Rock & Roll Black Comedy by Jez Butterworth, Stephen Belber's TAPE and in 2010 he gave his rendition of Satan in Stephen Aldy Guirgis' courtroom classic The last days of Judas Iscariot. He contiuned his love affair for Sam Shepard's plays with Cowboy Mouth and in the Australian Premiere of The Late Henry Moss. In 2011, Mark brought to the stage the iconic character Randle P. McMurphy made famous in the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Jack Nicholson.

Having recently completed the SCI-FI feature film VESSEL, he's set to direct his first short film HALFWAY, which he also wrote. A passionate patron of Melbourne, Mark is also involved in the development of The Dock Theatre - a new theatre/Cinema located in the Docklands.

Daniel Frederiksen

Daniel Frederiksen

Daniel Frederiksen has had an extensive career across film, television and theatre. After studying at NIDA, he first achieved recognition as Dr. Josh Carmichael in the television series Blue Heelers, followed by the role of undercover cop, Leo Flyn in the TV drama Stingers, for which he was nominated for a Logie for Best New Talent. Daniel also won an AFI nomination for Best Actor in a Television Drama for his portrayal of Greg Combet in Bastard Boys.

His feature film roles include a lead in Ten Empty , support role opposite Natalie Imbruglia in Closed for Winter, the starring role of Randy in the US telemovie Mermaids and Wallow opposite Nicolas Cage in the big budget action movie Ghost Rider, other film and TV work include Summer Coda and telemovie Underground.

Daniel is a respected theatre actor and a founding member of Red Stitch, Melbourne's top independent theatre company. Some of his performances include After Miss Julie, The Pain & The Itch, Leaves of Glass, Fat Boy and Ruben Guthrie, His other stage credits include MTC: Cheech, Don Juan in Soho, Rockabye and Betty Shaw and Julius Caesar with Bell Shakespeare Company.

Mike McEvoy

Mike McEvoy

Mike McEvoy graduated with First Class Honours from the School of Creative Arts (Vic College of the Arts / University of Melbourne) in 2002. He is an ensemble member and Co-Artistic Director of Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and an ensemble member with Rawcus. His screen credits include a guest role in Scottish feature film, White Out (2011) and leading roles in Cat_nip (2010), Albatross (2007) and Webster Say (2005).

Television credits include roles in; Neighbours (2009) and A Stowaway's Guide to the Pacific (2005, ABC New Media). His work with Rawcus includes Small Odysseys (2011, Meat Market), Another Lament (2012 & 2010, Chamber Made) The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest (Restless Dance Theatre, Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe 2008) and Hunger (MIAF 2007). He joined Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in 2005 and has since performed over 200 commissioned performances for a range of organisations across the corporate, community and education sectors.

He has also appeared in several TV commercials; the infamous Carlton Draught 'tingle' series, Renault, Ford, Maxibon, Industry Super, Wendy's & ANZ.

Georgin Naidu

Georgina Naidu

Georgina Naidu is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Georgina is best known for her role as Phrani Gupta in the ABC TV series Seachange. She has appeared as a guest on numerous television series, most recently playing Georgina (Julia's PA) in the acclaimed ABC series "At Home with Julia". Other TV credits include City Homicide, Satisfaction, Tripping Over, MDA, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air, Stingers, Guinevere Jones and Lift off. Her film credits include The Boys Are Back in Town, Playing for Charlie, Mall Boy, Dead Letter Office and Road to Nhill. Georgina has worked extensively in theatre not only as an actor but also as a writer. In 2005 Georgina's play Yellowfeather, which she wrote and performed in, had its world premier at the Sydney Opera House before touring nationally and internationally. Her most recent theatre credits include Yet to Ascertain the Nature of the Crime, Attract Repel, Fearless N, The Habib Show, Macbeth, Run Rabbit Run, The Book Keeper and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Ursula Mills

Ursula Mills

After appearing in the Universal Pictures movie Peter Pan, Ursula moved to London to study Shakespeare at RADA and upon returning back to Australia gained a position in the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Ursula has recently just completed a full-time residency at the Sydney Theatre Company after being hand picked by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton to form an ensemble company of nine actors under their Artistic Directorship. During her time at the Sydney Theatre Co, she workshopped with London theatre company Complicite, collaborated with Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed, worked across the professional Main Stage, Next Stage and Education programs as an actor and artistically collaborated with prominent and emerging Australian artists as a dramaturg and creative resource.She was nominated with the Residents by Director Lee Lewis as her top ten creatives for the
Sydney 10X10 festival.

She has toured to the Adelaide festival with theatre company The Border Project, and was the recent recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and the Shark Island Grant.

Credits include: Film: Vessel, Peter Pan, TV: Out of the Blue, Professional Theatre: Orestiea, Vs Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, The Mysteries Genesis, Accidental Death of an Anarchist,Leviathan.

Chris Bunworth

Chris Bunworth

Chris Bunworth co-founded The Telluride Repertory Theatre Company (THE REP) in Telluride, Colorado in 1990. Performing numerous roles from the classical canon with Macbeth, Petruchio and Tartuffe proving highlights, he played the titular role in THE REP's adaptation of F.W Murnau's NOSFERATU which toured to NYC and India in 2000.Since arriving home he has been kept busy working across stage, screen and film. Recent TV credits include roles on Beaconsfield, Winner's and Loser's, Underbelly (Tell Them Lucifer Was Here), Killing Time, Bed of Roses and Neighbours and his film credits include Cryptopticon, 3 Dollars, The Independent, Em 4 Jay and Scrapple. As the Artistic Director of Larrikin Ensemble Theatre. he continues to tour his critically acclaimed solo performance in Trio by Dina Ross. His most recent foray on the stage was in John Patrick Shanley's The Dreamer Examines His Pillow @ Little Feat, MelbourneChris trained at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California as well as recently studying with revered acting coachs, Ivana Chubbuck and Larry Moss. Thomson. He has been a proud member of Actor's Equity since 2002 and is currently touring Australia with HIT Productions' remount of Diving for Pearls by Katherine.

Evelyn Krape

Evelyn Krape

Evelyn Krape has 30 years diverse acting experience in Theatre, Film and television. She won the Best Actress Award for her role as 'Nellie Melba'in Jack Hibberd's play " A Toast to Melba". Her one woman show 'Female Parts' was a major success & was awarded the 1993 Green Room Award for Best Actress in Musical theatre for her performance in "Ginger" for Playbox.

Evelyn has performed for the MTC, Playbox, 11th Hour,Victoria Opera Company & Shakespeare in the Park. Her television apperances include the ABC's Australia you're standing in it, Flying Doctors, Blue heelers, Bastard Boys, Greeks on the Roof " to name but a few. "Dimboola", "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" and the voice of "The Old Ewe"in the award winning "Babe" 1 &2 are a selection of her film credits.

In 2011 Evelyn appeared at the International Yiddish Theatre Festival in Montreal in a group devised show Ek Velt, which was performed to great acclaim in Melbourne in 2012. Also in 2012 Evelyn was in the TV series Laid and the film Vessel. Evelyn is currently touring nationally in the play The Houskeeper.

Justin Hosking

Justin Hosking

Justin Hosking studied acting with Eric Morris at the Eric Morris Actors Workshop in Los Angeles. He has performed on stage both in Australia and the US. Of his many theatre credits, highlights include True West, A Number, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, The Cherry Orchard, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and recently One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He has been seen on several TV shows including The Hollowmen, City Homicide, Picnic, Satisfaction, Tangle, Carla Cametti and Neighbours.

Film credits include Any Questions for Ben? and When Darkness Falls (MUFF 2006). He has been seen in numerous short films across many festivals around the world.

Justin is a co-founder of Human Sacrifice Theatre.