Tasman McClymont-Griffiths

George Seacole

RECENT THEATRE EXPERIENCE

Commencing from the of age nine, Tasman has appeared in many community-based musicals and plays, most recently 'Funny Girl' and 'You Still Here'. Recently having completed a six month course at the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Arts, his performance-highlights included his self-made movement piece, 'You still here', and screen work. Tasman has appeared in multiple short films throughout Canberra and will continue his studies in the performing arts later on in the year at the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles.

WHAT SHAKESPEARE MEANS TO ME

Ever since I was young I’ve been fascinated with Shakespeare. As even though I don’t always understand the deeper meanings behind his work, the words have always resonated with me on some level. His words are musical and compelling. I first experienced watching my first Shakespeare show in high school and was blown away by how much I loved it and have been somewhat hooked since.

WHAT SHAKESPEARE BY THE LAKES MEANS TO CANBERRA

Shakespeare by the Lakes has the potential to showcase the awesomeness of Shakespeare to the community. It will surprise a lot of people whose initial reaction would otherwise be that Shakespeare is not for them. I hope it will blossom peoples’ love for theatre. Of course, It will mean different things to the people. For some it’s an amazing venture to enhance to the cultural breadth of the city and for others it means a free night of entertainment with friends and drinks. Regardless, the universality of Shakespeare has the ability to touch each and every audience member in a different way.

HOW I FEEL ABOUT BEING PART OF THIS EVENT

I overjoyed to be a part of the first Shakespeare by the Lakes. Being in the ensemble gives me a chance to participate in the rehearsal process and make an on-stage contribution to the show. It’s a great experience to work alongside more seasoned actors and learn more about the art of Shakespeare.