WILL TOFT – DAVID
Woggs in Love is Will’s first show with 4 Stage Productions. Will is also currently in rehearsals with Ipswich Musical Theatre Company for the production of Les Miserables in which he will be performing as Marius later this year. His other recent theatre credits include Fiyero in Wicked (2016), Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz (2016), Princeton in Avenue Q (2015) and Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid Jr (2015). He undertook the role of Assistant Musical Director for Brisbane Arts Theatre’s production of Snow White in early 2016, and also performed at Birdland in New York City late last year. Will plays piano, saxophone and guitar and collaborates regularly with his two singer/songwriter brothers. The Toft Brothers are working on releasing an EP later this year. Will recently graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Finance and is a co-founder of several start-up businesses including BeXD, Smarty Pants Tutoring and Halifax Replicas.
KATRINA DEVENY – GREEK MOTHER
Katrina graduated from the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education (now the University of Southern Qld) in 1980 with a Diploma in Creative Arts and then went on to work in both mainstream theatre and community theatre for the next couple of decades. During this period, Katrina was lucky enough to tread the boards for The Popular Theatre Troupe, QTC and La Boite Theatre Companies, travel all over the state bringing Theatre in Education productions to both Primary and Secondary School students and work on many Community theatre productions for Street Arts Theatre Company. There were also many independent creative projects during these years. Katrina then moved into Disability Support Services and although she has worked fulltime in this area for the past 11 years has continued to appear in various performing arts projects over that time. Katrina is very excited to be cast in the 4 Stage. Productions season of “Wogs In Love” and knows that every audience member will have as much fun watching the show as we have had rehearsing it.
TONY NIXON – AUSTRALIAN FATHER
Tony Nixon was born in the UK. Growing up in rural Hertfordshire. As a child his two great passions were Drama and Horses. This led him to work at Fulmer Equestrian Centre (Based just outside Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire) teaching actors to ride for film. Background riding and horse stunts for Film and TV. Led to small speaking roles. In 1998 he migrated to Australia and settled into an Acting Career, working in Theatre, Film and Television, Corporate Videos, Voice Overs, Radio Plays.
RICHARD LUND – GEORGE
Richard graduated from Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of fine arts (Acting) in 2015. Since then he has been living and working in Sydney on various film, T.V and theatre projects. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, QLD he worked as a self-defense instructor before seriously pursuing his passion for acting. In 2015 he was part of an award winning production titled “Where do Lilacs Come from” which received awards at festivals in New York, Cannes Lions and Australia . In March 2017 he was among 5 finalists for the 2017 Short + Sweet Theatre festival, working with Hollywood playwrights and directors. Richard has also performed on the Brisbane theatre scene in productions such as Jennifer Flowers’ adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hot L Baltimore” with Tony Award winning director Robert Benedetti, and the classic american comedy “The Man Who Came To Dinner.” Back in Sydney Richard recently finished working on Channel 7’s “The Secret Daughter.”
MELANIE BOLOVAN – ANNA
Melanie Bolovan is a Brisbane-based performer. As she graduated high school in 2014, she was rehearsing for PRIMA’s Legally Blonde The Musical. Since then, she spent 2015 performing at the Brisbane Arts Theatre, most notably playing Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr and alternating between the fierce Christmas Eve and a cheeky Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q.
In search of new things to learn, Melanie dove into assistant directing for Brisbane Arts Theatre’s Cinderella at the beginning of 2016 and took up as many classes as she could to expand on her music theatre skills. With these newly developing theatre muscles to exercise, she performed in the world premier of Kidnapping for Jesus for Underground Productions, discovered physical theatre in Vacant Collective’s Innersense for the DIY Festival, and leapt into the role of sixties-singing Orange Girl for ADMT’s Downtown: The Mod Musical. She beckoned in 2017 as Olive in PRIMA’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She is delighted to be in her first 4 Stage. production as Anna.
Outside of the theatre (is there really such a thing?!), Melanie has dabbled in Creative and Professional Writing at QUT and currently studies a Certificate IV in Musical Theatre. She has also been involved in several small film projects.
Melanie aspires to make a living in the Arts, from performing to writing, and to continue being inspired and challenged by her craft.
COLIN SMITH – GREEK FATHER
Colin is a graduate of QUT’s Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) program and a veteran of the Brisbane theatre scene, performing consistently in venues across the city every year for more than two decades. He has been a Core Ensemble member with the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble since 2007, performing with the company in numerous productions including Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Briefs or Let’s Kill All The Lawyers, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, The Bomb-itty of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mary Stuart, and The Tempest. He was a Matilda Award nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work in 2015’s The Odd Couple by Queensland Theatre. His other theatre credits include: Queensland Theatre – Black Diggers; La Boite Theatre Company – A Streetcar Named Desire; Queensland Ballet –Vis-à-Vis: Moving Stories; QUT – The Bald Prima Donna, The Drought, Jesus Christ Superstar, One For The Road, and Sherwoodstock; Room to Play – One Was Nude And One Wore Tails; and Redcliffe Independent Theatre – Noises Off. His short film credits include: The Last Aussie Hero 3: The Search for Kip for Boom In Shot Productions, and Meekin Park for the Griffith Film School. He is a professional voiceover artist, with credits including television’s Mortified, instructional videos for Griffith University, and audio books for Cambridge University Press. He is a proud Australian Aboriginal of the Jagera mob, and later this year, he will be performing in Queensland Theatre’s Australian première of an Indigenous Australian adaptation of the award-winning American play An Octoroon.
ANDREA O’HALLORAN – AUSTRALIAN MOTHER
Andrea has been acting for many years. After finishing highschool and travelling the world she has appeared in a few music video clips been an extra in inbetweeners two, Sanandreas and starter wife. Worked on an American tv series Monarch cove and set to stage in these productions. Renee in the odd couple. Marie in the ladies man. Miss petrie in columbo. Eve in unoriginal sin. Woman two in the vagina monologues. When she is not performing on stage you will find here learning Italian or cooking new dishes for the cast.
CARL FIGUIREDO –
Hailing from the capital city of Canberra, Carl Figueiredo traveled up to the city of Gold Coast in order to pursue a career in acting. A graduate of New York Film Academy, Carl spent one year learning acting techniques and dramatic theories from sources such as Meisner, Stanislavsky, and Brecht. Aiming to one day be on the big screen, Carl has always had a passion for performing on stage which stems from his college days. Whilst doing what he loves and continuously practicing to achieve his goals, he continues working on his craft through his youtube channel (Just Two Blokes) reproducing famous scenes from movies and television such as titles like “Riverdale” and “Mike and Dave”. He aspires to become the next great character actor that hails from Australia, a modern day Heath Ledger.