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Old news can be good news!

Here is past exciting news that we shared on the old website:

Mockingbird celebrates the 2020 achievements of the following students:

  • Acting and directing student James McMahon for being accepted into the BFA Acting course at WAAPA

  • Acting student Patrick Galen-Mules for being accepted into the BFA Acting course at QUT

  • Acting student Marnie Mount for being accepted into the Directing course at VCA

  • Acting student Bridgette Kucher for being accepted into the Howard Fine course in Melbourne

  • Acting student Breanna Macey for being accepted into the Actors Centre Australia course in Sydney

  • Directing student Sophie Benassi for completing the NIDA Directing course and for being appointed Mockingbird's co-Artistic Director

  • Acting and directing student Alexandra Pelvin for getting her first main directing gig - Hotel Sorrento at Canberra Rep

  • Acting and Directing student Amy Kowalczuk for being accepted to do her Masters of Applied Theatre and Performance at UNE and also for winning the comedy award at Canberra Rep for her performance in Absurd Person Singular

  • Acting student Victoria Dixon for winning the drama award at Canberra Rep for her performance in Brighton Beach Memoirs

They join past Mockingbirders who have been successful in getting into major national and international drama schools: Michael Cooper, Damon Baudin, Andrew McMillan, Abby Morgan, Isha Menon, Lily Parissi, Marli Haddeill, Maddy Betts, Sophie Highmore


Mockingbird is delighted to announce the appointment of Sophie Benassi as co-Artistic Director of Mockingbird Theatre. Sophie is well-known throughout the Canberra scene as an artist and teacher and has recently completed her Masters in Directing at NIDA. Welcome aboard, Sophie!


Mockingbird is proud to announce that founder and co-Artistic Director Chris Baldock won a 2020 Canberra Critics Circle Award for the " excellence of his direction of Frank Galati's adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath for Canberra REP which enabled outstanding ensemble work that captured without sentimentality the vision of John Steinbeck's original novel"


Mockingbird Theatre is proud to have won a 2019 Canberra Critic's Award "for the ambitious and moving production of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later in what was an outstanding example of ensemble acting and the effective power of verbatim theatre"

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