Resilience and Adaptability: How to Graduate amidst a Global Pandemic
1.00pm-2.00pm, Monday 27 July 2020
In discussion with Lou Wall, Tahlee Fereday, and Pavan Dutta
About the session
Join VCA alumni Lou Wall (BFA Acting), Tahlee Fereday (BFA Acting) and Pavan Dutta (BFA Screenwriting) as they discuss how to both survive and thrive as an artist amidst a global pandemic. From Zoom auditions and Instagram live shows, to online networking and securing an agent, this panel will equip you with everything you need to know about how to best adapt your practice for an industry on pause.
About the panellists
Lou Wall is a multi-award-winning comedian, composer and theatre-maker. Her works include, A Dingo Ate My Baby (Malthouse Theatre MICF), It’s Not Me, It’s Lou (Best Cabaret nominee, Melbourne Fringe, Malthouse Theatre MICF) and queer extravaganza Lou Wall's Drag Race (Best Emerging Artist Winner and Best Performance Nominee, Melbourne Fringe, Griffin Theatre Batch Festival).
As a performer, Wall has starred in Greenroom nominated Musical Romeo Is Not The Only Fruit (MICF, Brisbane Festival), Oh No! Satan Stole My Pineal Gland (Best Emerging Ensemble, Melbourne Fringe) and TV series, Reef Break (ABC). Currently, Wall is co-writing a podcast; Dramageddon (QVWC & Broadwave) and Flat Earthers: The Musical which had its premiere reading at Arts Centre Melbourne in January 2020.
Tahlee Fereday is a 2017 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Before her studies she was based in Darwin, where she hosted The Breakfast Show with Tahlee on Larrakia Radio 94.5FM. Tahlee’s theatre credits include Astroman (Melbourne Theatre Company), Fallen (She Said Theatre), Love (Dee&Cornelius), which toured to the Venice Biennale after its Melbourne season, and Blackie Blackie Brown (Malthouse Theatre). Tahlee will next be seen in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production Slap Bang Kiss.
As a First Nations and queer artist, Tahlee is an advocate for representation of minority voices and bodies on the mainstage.
Pavan Dutta is a Melbourne-based TV writer. He is the youngest writer to ever work for the UK’s favourite soap opera, Neighbours. He’s also contributed jokes to Get Krack!n S2 and performs other jokes with Tim Knight in their comedy double act, This Show Is Our Baby But You Are Its Parents, which debuted at Adelaide Fringe 2020.