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1:1 Chat with Gillian Cosgriff

We chat with the funny, talented, multi-hyphenate that is Gillian Cosgriff. We’ll look at how she has built a career across multiple disciplines and roles, her passion for cabaret and how she approaches writing work for herself as a performer.

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1:1 Chat with Gillian Cosgriff

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06 Sept 2021, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm AEST

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About the Event

We chat with the funny, talented, multi-hyphenate that is Gillian Cosgriff. We’ll look at how she has built a career across multiple disciplines and roles, her passion for cabaret and how she approaches writing work for herself as a performer.

The 1:1 Chats are a monthly online interview series delving into craft and process with industry professionals across the spectrum of disciplines in music theatre. This session will be facilitated by composer, music director and MTW Associate Artist, Lucy O’Brien. If you are thinking of joining us for Gillian’s upcoming workshop ‘Creating a Cabaret Show’, this will be a great primer!

Gillian is a singer, writer, actor, musician, and comedian who graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Theatre credits include: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions); Vivid White (Melbourne Theatre Company); Company (Watch This); Loving Repeating (Vic Theatre Company); and The Pirates Of Penzance (The Production Company). Television credits: ABC Comedy Up Late, Upfront Gala, Tonightly, Offspring, House Husbands, Fat Tony & Co., Ricketts Lane, Get Krack!n, and Back In Very Small Business.

She has toured extensively with her solo shows as a comedian and cabaret performer, most notably at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Leicester Square Theatre in London. In 2018 she co-wrote the opera Lorelei for Victorian Opera with Casey Bennetto and Julian Langdon, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre. Awards: Best Cabaret (Melbourne Fringe), The West Australian Arts Editor Award (Fringeworld Perth), Green Room Award Writing (Cabaret), Green Room Award Artiste (Cabaret), Green Room Award Original Songs (Cabaret), Green Room Award New Australian Work (Opera).

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