RONCHI as YASMINE
Kathleen's quest for dramatic tuition finally arrived when
she was accepted into Box Hill College's Drama/Dance T.O.P course
- and her life changed forever! She continued her studies at
Melbourne University, B.Ed (Sec) in Drama, Dance & Literature
where she was awarded the Dr Percy Jones Drama Scholarship.
Whilst teaching part-time, she pursued an acting, singing
and modelling career, during which time she worked on Henderson
Kids, Prime Time, Chances, various commercials and in
1990 was named the face of Sportscraft. A highlight of her acting
career during this period was playing "Helena" in the
Australian Film Corporation & Hawthorn Institute's feature
film A Midsummer Night's Dream. For theatre, she
played lead roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Skirmishes,
The Mysteries and Little Brother Little Sister.
She additionally wrote, co-produced and directed three Corporate
Films for Diners Club International, starring Tony Barber (Sale
of The Century).
After a break to attend to her maternal instincts, Kathleen returned
to the theatre after completing the "Acting Up" drama
class series with Sally McLean in 2003 & 2004. She played
"Emily" in P.S. I Love You, "Yasmine"
in the 2003/04 workshop performances of Chasing Pegasus
(a play in ten chords) and '"Mary'" in Brigit
& Benny (a modern faerietale) (short film entrant
Cannes Film Festival 2005). Vocally, she trained under Monique
Brunnel, going on to gain a lead role in A Grand Night
For Singing and "Milly" in Seven Brides
for Seven Brothers.
Kathleen's most recent theatre appearance was playing "Christine"
in Dancing at Lughnasa for the Frankston Theatre
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