The Performers Support Fund is currently being managed by a group of volunteers as we move from a Trust to an Incorporated Association.
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Tiffany Lyndall-Knight is an actor, director, voice and dialect coach. She most recently appeared in Hydra for Queensland Theatre and the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Her solo performance in Emily Steel’s play 19 weeks garnered Adelaide Theatre Guild Curtain Call Awards for Best Professional Drama and Best Professional Female Performer. It also won the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Overall Best Theatre Award, a weekly John Chataway Innovation Award, and was a finalist for two South Australian Ruby Awards.
Tiffany has performed with theatre companies across Canada, including Vancouver’s Stanley Theatre (Amadeus), Manitoba Theatre Centre (Three Tall Women) and eight seasons with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. On screen, she has appeared in many leading and recurring roles, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Wanted, ANZAC Girls and Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures. Her directing credits include Blister (Holden St Theatres), Gone Viral (Freerange Theatrix/DreamBIG Festival), Man in a Bag (Polygraph Collective), and The Crucible (Flinders University Drama Centre). Tiffany was awarded a PhD
in Theatre from Flinders University in 2018, and was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. She is the current president of the South Australian branch of Actors Equity.
Blake is an Actor, devisor, and writer, a proud member of Actors Equity and a recent graduate of the Flinders Drama Centre, completing his degree in 2019. Since graduating Blake has been co-leading the SA Equity Emerging committee with fellow graduate Caitlin Hendrey, he is also a member of the South Australian Performers Committee and has sat on the National Performers Committee this year as both an alternate and the SA observer. Blake is committed to helping the local arts community and tries to give back however he can.
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Flinders Drama Centre, and lives and works on Kaurna land. Her theatre credits include The Gods of Strangers, Red Cross Letters, Volpone and Jesikah for the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Baba Yaga and Grug and the Rainbow (Windmill Theatre), Yo Diddle Diddle (Patch Theatre Company), and the Helpmann Award winning Emil and the Detectives (Slingsby). Elizabeth was part of the devising team for Stories in the Dark, which received the InSpace Development award at the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. She has been involved as a performer with other local independent theatre companies, including Theatre Republic, five.point.one and ActNow. Elizabeth joined the main cast of Danger 5 as ‘Holly’ for the series’ return on SBS, and has appeared in other locally made television productions, commercials and short films. Elizabeth made her directing debut in the inaugural season of RUMPUS at the end of 2019, with Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves.
Elizabeth is the outgoing president of the South Australian branch of Equity, and has been a member of the South Australian Performers Committee since 2011. She is currently and proudly part of the RUMPUS membership.
Caitlin is an emerging actor having graduated from a BCA at Flinders Drama Centre in 2019. Since graduating Caitlin has become part of the RUMPUS theatre membership and taken on the role of co-leading the newly re-named ‘Equity Emerging’ committee with fellow graduate Blake Taylor. Caitlin feels so grateful to be part of this great team giving back to the people who make up the industry she has always loved.
Patrick began his career in University theatre in the late 1960’s. He went on to Theatre ’62 and then joined the first South Australian Theatre Company ensemble at The Playhouse, touring Australia in 1975 with David Williamson’s “The Department”. He has featured in three seasons for the Melbourne Theatre Company and toured nationally in Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” for the Sydney Theatre Company. He has been part of State Theatre of South Australia productions for over 40 years including “Away”, “Blithe Spirit”, “Twelfth Night”, “Design for Living”, “Lion Pig Lion” and as Father Dewis in “Buried Child”. At Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre he played Jimmy Jack in Flying Penguin’s critically acclaimed “Translations”. He also played John in the best Ensemble Cast Award winning production of Michael Hill’s play “Boxing Day Test”. He appeared in the title role of “Macbeth” for Foul Play and as The Father in their widely acclaimed production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice”. Patrick was part of the ensemble at the 2016 Fringe in Sandpit’s “Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid” which won the Fringe Award for Best Interactive Theatre. In 2018 he played Dr Mencken in House of Sand’s “Welcome the Bright World” by Stephen Sewell.
Patrick’s screen credits include “The Sullivans”, “Glad Rags”, “Blue Heelers”, “Neighbours”, “McLeod’s Daughters”, “Deadline Gallipoli” and “Wolf Creek” as well as many TV commercials and short films. Recently, he appeared in the award-winning documentary “Remembering the Man”, the feature film “Bad Blood” and in Series 2 of “Harrow”.
Patrick has been a proud member of Equity for 45 years and is a Past President of Equity (SA/NT) of the MEAA. He has worked for performing artists in SA for many years, on the Equity National Performers’ Committee, The Wellness Committee and the SA Actors’ Benevolent Fund.
A lawyer for many years in London, Sydney, Vanuatu and Adelaide, with experience in land, corporate, extractive and petroleum industries law; in 1998 Jean re-qualified with the Graduate Diploma in Management (Arts) from Uni SA, and worked in theatre administration for over 10 years. After a few years thereafter teaching English as a Second Language, to migrants and international students, Jean returned to theatre administration to support and act as tour manager of the 2012 national tour of Polecats for Bluetongue Theatre.
Her experience in theatre administration and governance also includes State Theatre of SA (Board Member 1994 to 1997), Patch, Bakehouse, and Vitalstatistix, where she also held the position of Treasurer. For many years Jean has been Management Committee Treasurer for the Body Corporate of the 65-apartment city building where she loves to live, and since March 2014, has been a Board Member and Treasurer of Restless Dance Theatre.