Some of the 2019 “Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords)” moved reading cast: (L-R) Mark Salvestro as “Marc”, Sarah Hallam as “Katherine”, Sally McLean as “Franklin Storey”, Emma Choy as “Yasmine”, Falon Ryan as “Liberty”, Philip Hayden as “Andrew” and Catherine Smith as “Sophie”. Photo by Craig Fuller.

2019 Moved Reading

On December 11, 2019, Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords) made a one-night only return to the stage, produced in conjunction with Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, as part of a new series of moved readings showcasing the actors who make up the community at the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia.

Directed by Sally McLean, this moved reading featured HFAS Faculty, Staff, Trustees and Full Time Graduates including Gemma Carfi, Emma Choy, Sarah Hallam, Phil Hayden, Sally McLean, Jessica Martin, Sass Pinci, Falon Ryan, Mark Salvestro and Catherine Smith. Sally was assisted in her directing/producing duties by 2019 Full Time Acting Course Graduates, Luke Toniolo, Claudia Piggott and Ronan Mummery.

This evening also marked the end of year celebrations for the Studio and consisted of the moved reading of the play, followed by drinks, snacks and a chance to socialise with cast, crew and members of the Howard Fine Acting Studio community at the bar afterwards at the Official Howard Fine Acting Studio End of Year Party.

All monies raised at this event went towards the continuing upkeep of the Studio space and all performers and crew donated their time and expertise.

To see photos from the evening, click here.


Theatre that makes you think

“You know you’ve had a good night at the theatre when you walk out the door at the end of the show and realise you’re seeing the world a little differently than before – and it’s changed your perspective for the better. Strong words, but that’s just how I feel after seeing Chasing Pegasus – A Play in Ten Chords tonight.”
Susan Michaels
TheatreAlive an Arts Victoria initative


Engaging, beautifully written and staged

” A neat parallel is drawn between how these characters show one face to the world and then show their true face to us, the audience. The result is a highly engaging and, at times, confronting, night of theatre that makes a strong statement about what it is to be human.”
Marian Robson
Theatre Australia (an initiative of the Independent Theatre Association)


Engaging and insightful

“While the character’s stories all reveal a range of very different tales, they all share one common theme – each character’s determination to follow their dreams and become more than the sum of their parts. The message of the play is a pleasant one as well as a clear one – no matter how much suffering there is in the world, there is always hope.”
Luke Troynar

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