Damien Campagnolo has played several comedic roles over his near 25 years of acting. A favourite being Fat Cop for the series of John Birmingham Trilogy of plays: He Died with a Felafel in his Hand, The Tasmanian Babes Fiasco and How to be a Man. Damien played the role of Dennis Hopper in Speed: the Movie, the Play for Act/React at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the 2015 Brisbane Comedy Festival and for their second season later that year. He is also fortunate enough to be part of the cast of the highly anticipated Brisbane Sci-Fi film SPACE/TIME by local Production Company Mohworks Films due for release in 2018.
J.M. DONELLAN is a writer, musician, poet, and teacher as well as the co-artistic director and producer of Dead Eric Productions. He has spoken and performed at numerous festivals around Australia including Sydney Writers’ Festival, TEDxSouthBank, the Wonderland Festival, Brisbane Experimental Art Festival as well as at not-entirely-legal warehouse parties in various secret locales. His works include A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India (novel), We Are All Ghosts (play), and Stendhal Syndrome (poetry collection). His most recent novel, Killing Adonis, was released in the US in January and received a coveted Kirkus Star.
Jessica McGaw is an award winning actor, producer and voice over artist based in Brisbane, Australia. She is the co-artistic director and producer of Dead Eric Productions. She completed a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Drama and Film and Television and Honours in Drama from the University of Queensland and then went on to train in the Bachelor of Acting at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Jessica has performed in a range of theatre roles such as Miranda in Picnic at Hanging Rock directed by Carol Burns; Irina in Three Sisters directed by Kirsten Von Bibra, Nina in The Conduct of Life directed by Jenny Kemp, Anna Owens in Dolly West’s’ Kitchen directed by Chris Bendall and He Died With A Felafel In His Hand and How To Be A Man directed by Natalie Bochenski. Film and TV work includes the award-winning Chance, The Date Temptation, Choice and Through the Looking Glass.
Tom Yaxley graduated from QUT’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (acting) in 2016. In his final year Tom played the Mayor in the Government Inspector directed by David Bell, Vladimir in Waiting for Godot directed by Peter Zazzali and Roy M Cohn in Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches directed by Kate Cherry. Prior to QUT, Tom appeared as Jim Grant in Picnic at Hanging Rock directed by Carol Burns and as Clerval in Fractal Theatre’s Frankenstein directed by Brenna Lee-Cooney and Eugene Gilfedder. Currently Tom is part of the Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupes touring ensemble and will perform throughout schools in Queensland and New South Wales.
Liam Soden began his acting career by joining a Theatre Sports team, before delving into theatre and film. While Liam has featured in a number of short films, his real accolades thus far have come from the theatre. Liam has worked with internationally acclaimed directors on some of the most highly regarded plays ever written, some of which being: “Waiting for Godot”, “Angels in America”, “The Laramie Project” and two of Shakespeare’s best; “Hamlet” and “The Tempest”, which was performed at The Powerhouse with Shake & Stir Theatre Co.
Melanie Zanetti is an award winning actress who has worked consistently in film and theatre both in Australia and internationally. Last year she was cast in HBO’s The Leisure Class, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Her other feature film credits include Battle of the Damned, The Contents, What if it Works? and Tracks with Adam Driver and Mia Wasikowska. Her TV credits include The Family Law, East of Everything and the Strip. Melanie’s mainstage theatre credits include Wuthering Heights, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible and her Matilda award winning performances As Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion and Ellen in The Little Dog Laughed (Both with Queensland Theatre Company). Melanie divides her time between Australia and LA.
Whether it’s tinkling the ivories for improvised theatre, being MC for festival launches or providing voice-work for animations, Robert Zosars likes to put his talents to work. Usually at night he will supply musical backdrop for ImproMafia and has been involved with shows and festivals like Brisbane Comedy Festival and Queensland TheatreSports Championships. Robert has lent his voice talents for hosting festival launches like Concrete Jungle and has played different characters in animations and radio-plays from Sam Spade to a dress-wearing barbarian to an evil seagull. Robert is a graduate of QUT with a Bachelor of Music.