The Dream Children

Cast


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Graeme Squires

"Steven Evans"

Graeme SquiresSquires has made a name for himself thanks to skills that reach across acting, modeling and television presenting.  At the age of 18, Squires became a familiar face to Australian audiences, when he won the role of Tom Nash in the popular Home and Away.  Sensitive and romantic, the character struck a chord and he stayed with the series for two years.  On leaving the series, he travelled to the UK where he was a television host for Trouble TV and appeared on stage as the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz.

Nicholas Gunn

"Alex Thomson"

Nicholas GunnGunn has worked professionally in the entertainment industry since 2005. He has appeared on TV programs such as Neighbours, Carla Cametti PD, Satisfaction, Thank God Your Here and Canal Road. Since 2002, he has studied with the likes of Louise Talmadge, Bruce Alexander and Richard Sarrell. Upon returning from LA, where he studied at TVI Actors Studio (film and television course), he has completed five short films & one feature during 2008. Gunn has performed in several Opera Australia productions, most recently Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and made it into the Short and Sweet Gala final in Sydney performing in The Struggle Within where he received a ‘Best Male Actor’ nomination. In 2008 Gunn completed writing his feature screenplay, a mystery film noir thriller, Diary of a Stripper.

Please visit nicholas-gunn.com for further information.

Jessikah Brown

"Nerine"

Jessikah BrownBrown has toured with Flying Bookworm and was recently seen in the popular production of The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Other stage credits include: Victor and Victoria, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver! Godspell, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Exploration, Tipping Point and more recently Imagine the Afterlife. Brown recently played the title character in the feature film Suite for Fleur.

Christopher Pender

"Jake"

Christopher PenderDaring, inventive, creative and a true chameleon, Pender made a splash on the Melbourne theatre scene with the one man play Homme Fatale, which he then took to the Pleasance Theatre in London.  Also in London he appeared in Oblomov's Dream at the Jermyn Street Theatre and Life as a Springer Show at the Fairfax, Melbourne, where he thrilled the audience as the famed talk show host.  Pender has since appeared in Dimboola, Space Travel Unlimited, Falling So Slowly, Almost, The Object of Desire, The Lost, Tipping Point and The Dream Children.  His film credits include I Can Speak Swedish, Dovetail, Fearless, and the forthcoming Clean Time for Fat Kid Films.

Please visit Christopher Pender's website for further details.

Stefan Taylor

"Tim"

Stefan TaylorTaylor began acting in Adelaide as a student at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts before transferring to the Victorian College of the Arts where he played John Proctor in The Crucible. When he graduated in 2004, Taylor wasted no time diving straight into work with the play Harvest at the Red Stitch Actors Theatre.  He formed the comedy trio The Squirth with fellow VCA graduates Craig Annis and Ben McEwing.  The team created the Melbourne Fringe hit Sherlock, The Vampire Slayer and the sketch show Our Melbourne for Channel 31.  Out of this project, Taylor developed his character Harry Charmer and brought him to the stage in the one man show Harry Charmer – One Night in Heaven.   Taylor has appeared in Dogs Barking and Shedding both directed by Sam Strong,  followed by The Dream Children in 2009.  Film appearances include The Salesman (short), I Love the Night (short), Treatment (short) and Ten Metres.  

Marc Opitz

"Ethan"

Marc OpitzOpitz graduated from the Adelaide Centre for the Arts in 2003.  Whilst a student he appeared in plays The Laramie Project, Man With Bags and Fassbinder's Pre-Paradise Sorry Now directed by Peter Evans.  After graduation he appeared in Chopt Logic's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Emerald City at The Bakehouse Theatre.  In 2004 he received a Mentorship grant from the Helpmann Academy to study at the Atlantic Theatre Company Conservatory in New York City.  During his time there, he appeared in Book of Leviticus Show for Group B Project, 140 and Waiting for Philip Glass at the Atlantic Stage Two.  In second year he was invited to complete study in Los Angeles under the tuition of David Mamet, Clark Gregg and William H. Macy.  He has appeared in Bus Boy, The Gift and In Good Faith for Acorn Productions in Los Angeles.  Opitz has since worked with Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre on The Dream Children and Dimboola. 

Marie-Therese Byrne

"Elspeth Zonti"

Marie-Therese ByrneBryne's vast experience stretches across decades and includes theatre, opera, film and television.  A consummate performer with a powerful presence, she has thrilled audiences in productions as versatile as Five Minute Call, The Secret Garden, Dimboola, Seven Little Australians, The Sound of Music and Summer of the Saw.  Her stunning voice has seen her work with the Victorian State Opera on Joan of Arc, Aida and Carmen along with The Merry Widow and Di Fledermaus. On screen she appeared in the Aussie films The Castle, and Evil Angels along with appearances on Blue Heelers, Neighbours, Sons and Daughters, Phoenix, Prisoner, Australia's Most Wanted and Flying Doctors.

John Harvie Morris

"Ajay"

John Harvie Morris - ActorWith over 20 years in the industry, Morris isn't an Actor afraid of new challenges. From tackling D.H. Lawrence's famous Oliver Mellor's in Lady Chatterley's Lover and continuing roles in Neighbours and Home & Away, to an Assassin in the highly acclaimed short film Safe House, Morris is certainly one that the label chameleon can accurately be applied. John's recent film credits are Verite as Kyass the sinister drug overlord, the Roman Centurion Crastinus in The Julian Paradox, the comedy Ricky – The Movie, playing Robbie Williams' manager Miles, and Ajay in The Dream Children. John is also cast for roles in Surviving Georgia; Two Years Too Soon, and The Cruise, filming in the States.

Please visit John Harvie Morris' official website for more details.

Margaret Younger

"Daphne"

Margaret YoungerA terrific and versatile character actress, Younger's career has seen her span roles as diverse as Madame in Genet's classic The Maids, Marie in Buchner's Woyzech, Paulina in The Winter's Tale and as Florrie in Jack Hibberd's Dimboola.   In 1978 she appeared in Fefu and her Friends for the Melbourne Theatre Company directed by landmark director, Lindzee Smith.  She most recently originated the role of Daphne in the stage version of The Dream Children at the Carlton Courthouse.  Film and television credits include Cop Shop, The Clinic, A Wild Ass of a Man, Descant for Gossips and Not Without My Sheitl which appeared in the 2002 Jewish Film Festival.

Jason Buckley

"Bob"

Jason Buckley>Buckley has become a regular face on the Melbourne theatre and television scene.  Mixing a powerful presence with a distinctive Aussie charm, he won rave reviews as the rouge priest Father O' Shea in Jack Hibberd's Dimboola.  In 2008 he originated the role of John in Angus Brown's The Needle and the Damage Done, which took out the Audience Choice Award for the Melbourne Writer's Theatre's Melborn08' Playspotting festival.  Buckley has also appeared in The Fat Lady's Still Singing at the Playbox, Sinbin at the Carlton Courthouse and Silencia at La Mama.  He has garnered a long list of television credits including Blue Heelers, Stingers, Crash/Burn, Neighbours, Frontline and MDA.

Renee Palmer

"Cassandra"

Renee PalmerWith a body of work that crosses classical and contemporary theatre, Palmer is certainly an actress unafraid of daring new challenges.  With a warm and fun-loving personality, she has thrilled audiences in productions such as Shirl in the acclaimed Dimboola for Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre and La Mama, Tumble Tots, Richard III, Blackrock, Behind You and Les Miserables.  Film credits include: The Life of John Vaughn, Urban Eye, Mal-adjusted and 4 Quarters.  Palmer is also a highly accomplished singer.

Dylan Lloyd

"Gus"

Dylan LloydLloyd has been working as a freelance actor since 1999 when he graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts, Adelaide, with an Associate Diploma in Acting. He has worked in a variety of mediums from short films and independent theatre to being the featured character in South Australia’s long running Powerball campaign. Since relocating to Melbourne in 2003 he has appeared in numerous theatre, film and television productions. His film credits include: Black and White, Buses and Trains and Deadly Breed. Lloyd has appeared in guest roles on Blue Heelers, Stingers and Neighbours. Recent theatre credits include: Dimboola, Hotel Obsinio, Blackrock, Closer and Golden Gibbo nominated For We are Young and Free. In 2004 he studied Practical Aesthetics at the Atlantic Theatre Co. in New York.

Angus Brown

"Charlie"

Angus BrownDynamic and inventive, Brown has proved himself to be a brave and versatile actor, whose credits range from Dawson to Shakespeare. Upon graduating with honours from Monash University in 2006, Brown launched himself into the Melbourne theatre scene appearing in The Process at the Malthouse, Spring Session and Keys to the Mystic Halls of Time for the Short and Sweet Festival in 2006. He returned to the famed short play festival in 2007 where he won Best Actor Runner Up Uncontrollable Performance Arts Moments. From there he was snatched up by Steven Dawson, who cast him in The Adventures of Butt Boy and Tigger, which toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Film credits include Evolution, Falling Out of Trees, Shift and Dark.