After three years of intensive training, TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts acting student Tess Fowler will take to the stage for the last time - as student - in her graduate production Mad Forest which opens tonight.
Mad Forest by Caryl Churchil is an intriguing play that explores the Romanian revolution in 1989 and the effect it had on the people’s lives before and after.
Tess plays two main characters Rodica, a woman who is scared of what her life will become after the chaos and uncertainty of the spontaneous revolution, and Natalia Moraru, a young student who experienced the action over the few days of the revolution.
On what she has enjoyed about working on play, Tess said: “Certainly working with director Chris Drummond and watching him find such humanity and depth from something largely based around political facts.”
With graduation imminent, Tess feels like the change will be scary but a huge relief after such intense hard work and study.
On studying acting at the Adelaide College of the Arts Tess said: “Our lives and personalities and souls are put under the spot light every day. Your work is your life and it’s not something you can leave at school, you take home your experiences every day.”
Mad Forest runs 23 to 28 November at 7.30pm and 24 November at 2pm in the X Space. Tickets $20 adult and $10 concession via Venuetix
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