The organisation was founded in September 2015 when the first round of graduates decided to take their collaboratively devised physical theatre show on tour. These actors created the company in order to work self-sufficiently and to continually produce their own work. Now in its 4th year, the company strives to make thought-provoking work and give its members multiple opportunities to perform.
Our mission is to bridge the gap between student and professional (actor) for graduates of Sydney Theatre School. GradCo.Studio provides graduates with the opportunity to continue working on their skills and earn an income from their art. By helping transition these actors from students to paid professionals, we hope to establish them in an otherwise tough industry.
Dale William Morgan - President
Having studied acting from the age of 10 Dale is a trained professional. He has performed in many theatre productions, short films, and live events. In 2010 he completed a Diploma in Theatre Performance and in 2016 completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) at Sydney Theatre School. Dale is currently President of GradCo. Studio and head director of immersive theatre collective Sorry Not Sorry. Dale’s acting credits include; The Comedy of Errors, 2010; By Any Other Name, 2013; Measure for Measure, 2014; Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, 2015; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2015; Misfits, 2016; The Burial at Thebes, 2016; Love and Information; 2016; The Birds, The Bees and The Entire Menagerie, 2017; Speaking in Tongues, 2018; and many more.
Jake Ludlow - Vice President
Jake is an actor and producer based in Sydney. While completing his Advanced Diploma of the Arts (Acting), Jake was offered the leading roles of Orton (Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, 2015) and Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2015). Since completing his degree, he has starred in the short film Max (2016) as the title character and Jeremy (The Seen, 2017). Jake loves reading, world cinema, and Tennis.
Erin Louise Cotton – Secretary
Erin’s acting career began after seeing Muriel’s Wedding at age 4 and deciding wholeheartedly that she would one day play Muriel. She’s performed in Festivals both in Australia and Edinburgh, taking on the lead roles of The Duke in Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure at Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, and Hannah in a Western Sydney adaptation of Hamlet at Sydney Fringe in 2018. She completed an Advanced Diploma of Arts at Sydney Theatre School in 2015, where she worked to found GradCo to help provide a voice for other emerging artists. She has a passion for many forms of storytelling and continues to devise, produce, an make theatre in Sydney. She is yet to play Muriel.
Elsa Cherlin – Treasurer
From the moment, she first saw Leonardo DiCaprio in The Titanic (pronounced Leonardo Preeuprio at age four) Elsa knew she needed to create; and started as many do, in dance classes. Her first drama class at age 7 changed everything. Having studied drama all through high school and graduating from Sydney Theatre School, Elsa has performed locally and also in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Elsa is currently a member of two collectives, creating her own work with like-minded artists.
Carita has a background in a range of creative fields including puppetry, production design, and acting. Over the last 10 years, she has appeared in a range of commercials, short films, TV shows and local theatre (in Brisbane & Sydney). As a graduate of Sydney Theatre Schools Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) & AFTRS Diploma in Production Design, she hopes to bring a little magic into the lives of the audience.
Mirise began her acting career at the age of 8 when she appeared on the TV show Snobs. She has since graduated from Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting), performed at the Edinburgh Fringe & Secret Garden Festivals and appeared in TV commercials. For the past three years, Mirise has been a children’s entertainer at Luna Park Sydney and has recently expanded into commercial modeling in addition to teaching dance and drama.
Graduating from Sydney Theatre School’s three-year Advanced Diploma course in 2016, Adam holds an incredible presence on stage and on screen. This strong presence has resulted in a number of memorable performances on stage in Sydney and Edinburgh Fringe, and on screen in a variety of short films, music videos, and online campaigns. His passion for acting and great work ethic always results in a committed and honest performance.
Simon is a graduate of the ANU with Honours in Drama and from the Sydney Theatre School with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting). Previous theatre credits include Steve in The Shadow Box (Old Fitz Theatre), Fat Cherry in That Eye, The Sky (New Theatre) and Pool, No Water (STS). He has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Directing credits include Stephen Berkhoff’s Brighton Beach Scumbags (ANU). Simon is a proud member of Equity since 2015.
Originally from the South Coast, Charlotte is a Graduate of Sydney Theatre School’s 3 Year Full-Time Acting Course. Whilst there, she was apart of many productions, including Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure, which was taken to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. Charlotte also performed in Misfits, a movement production which was taken to Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2016.
Bruno started acting at the age of 16 when he discovered his passion for performing. After receiving a Band Six for HSC Drama, and graduating in the top 10 of the state, he commenced his studies at Sydney Theatre School at the age of 18. There he worked with some of Australia’s best acting, voice, movement, and music coaches. After graduating in 2015, Bruno has furthered his training in various techniques and gone onto appear in a feature film.
Josie completed her Advanced Diploma in Theatre Performance in 2013 and since has worked on multiple projects. She is a highly dedicated performer, working on multiple projects whilst completing her BA at Sydney University, majoring in Performance Studies. Josie has also trained with the likes of Jo Briant (Fountainhead Casting), Iain Sinclair (16th Street Actors Studio- Head of Acting), Julian Garner (Red Line and Don’t Look Away Production; Inner Voices) and Salvatore Coco (Underbelly). A special mention goes to her long-time acting mentor, Malcolm Frawley, for his ongoing guidance and expertise.
As a creative Sean is dedicated to creating a point of interest in his work and strives to create experiences, on both stage and screen, that he feels will challenge and delight an audience. Sean grew up in Western Sydney and graduated from Sydney Theatre School (Advanced Diploma Acting) in 2018. Sean is also a skilled stage combatant and has trained with Swordplay School of Theatrical Fencing for many years. His highest aspiration in life is to write and star in his own all Australian sitcom.
Thomas “Wombat” is a Sydney based Actor/Stuntie who graduated Sydney Theatre School in 2017 and graded as a Stunt Action Person (SAP) with MEAA in 2015. Equal parts passionate about entertaining an audience, and keeping everyone on set safe, Wombat prefers to work in front of a camera but is always trained and ready to take to the stage when the moment calls.
Chloe began acting at the age of nine at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. She has achieved awards at the Hawkesbury City Eisteddfod, Penrith Eisteddfod and the City of Parramatta Eisteddfod Society studying with Rebecca Pennings. Chloe achieved Distinctions and High Distinctions in a number of certificates from the Australian Speech and Communication Association. Chloe graduated from Sydney Theatre School (STS) with an Advanced Diploma in Arts (Acting) in 2018. Chloe loves creating and performing for stage and screen. She has worked alongside Danielle Maas, Leah Pellinkhof, Sean O’Riordan, and Clara Voda, to name a few.
Shaw is a British actor with Australian Citizenship. Having completed his Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) at Sydney Theatre School, he is looking to bring his strong presence and passion for performance to the industry. Shaw has starred in productions of Hamlet, Oedipus Rex, and Mad Forest. Shaw has also performed at Edinburgh Fringe and acted in short films for Odin Umeofia and Thomas Goth-Towney. He prides himself on a diversity of accents; Australian, American, Scottish, Irish, Cockney, French and Received Pronunciation just to name a few.
Matthew is a Sydney based actor who’s been in the game since the age of 21. He discovered his love for acting in high school when he decided to pick up the subject assuming it would be a ‘bludge’. Matthew studied for 2 years at Sydney Theatre School graduating with a Diploma of Theatre Performance in 2013 and has since completed many short courses with credited teachers and directors from around Sydney. Matthew has gone on to perform in various works and he looks forward to the future with GradCo.Studio.
Mark is a recent graduate from Sydney Theatre School (Advanced Diploma of Acting). He aims to collaborate, generate and perform in works among the LGBTIQ community. With a strong flair and desire to pursue post-dramatic, devised and physical theatre works, Mark strives to consciously blend theatre and performance art. Mark recently played Azdak in Danielle Maas’ take on the epic ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ and Polonius in Sean O’Riordan’s enigmatic ‘Hamlet’. Mark is just finished working on a sketch-comedy play for the Mardi Gras 2019 Festival at the freshly established Limelight on Oxford.
Sarah began acting at 8 years old in Townsville, North Queensland. Since then, she has participated in classes at The Actor’s Gallery and has recently graduated from Sydney Theatre School’s Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting). Her theatre credits include Punch and Judy (Horizon Theatre), Mad Forest (STS), Caucasian Chalk Circle (STS), Hamlet (STS), Clitorosity (Edinburgh Fringe), Bonjour/Ziajian (STS), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Props Youth Theatre), and Goldilockpick (Props Youth Theatre).
Since graduating from Sydney Theatre School in 2017 Bernadette has striven to broaden her skills in theatre making and interdisciplinary work; reflected in her work at the National Play Festival in March, Q Theatre’s Mouth of the River in June and GradCo Studio’s Hannah, a Western Sydney adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival. Bernadette recently stage managed What The Butler Saw at the New Theatre, appeared as Hayah and Helen is Hasemann Ball and Rada’s The Serpent’s Teeth at KXT and is currently collaborating on a Shopfront ArtsLab residency. Bernadette is a recent recipient of the Create NSW Young Creative Leaders Grant and will complete her grant program “Middle Where?: An exploration of Arabic-Australian Life in Western Sydney” throughout 2019.
Tricia-Lyn Morosin is an Australian-Lebanese actor, producer, writer and voiceover artist. Since graduating from Sydney Theatre School (Diploma of Arts (Acting), 2016), Tricia has taken a sell-out group devised show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (‘Poo Shame, Vagina Curiosity & Other Things That Won’t Kill You’). She has also written, produced and starred in the award-winning web series ‘THIRTY’ (Seasons 1 And 2) and the black comedy play ‘Sandra to Register 2’. Tricia is also an accomplished voiceover artist (brands include Twitter, Westpac, Aptamil, Genea, IAG).
David had the good fortune to fall in love with acting at the same time he fell into it. He has just completed studies at Sydney Theatre School, where he played leading roles in Hamlet, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Mad Forest.
Isabelle completed her Diploma of Arts (Acting) at Sydney Theatre School in 2017 and has gone on to perform in some very challenging and rewarding roles both on stage and screen including Harper in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet. Isabelle believes performance is the ultimate form of escapism and thinks the art form is at its best when it is simultaneously immersive and thought-provoking.