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Joanne Samuel is best known for her role as the screen wife of Mel Gibson in the 1979 film Mad Max. Prior to her appearance in the film, she had made guest appearances in TV police shows Matlock Police and Homicide. She was also a regular cast member in television soap operas, including Class of ’74, The Sullivans, The Young Doctors and Skyways. Jo later guest starred in Hey Dad! as Jeanette Taylor and All Saints, and played the school principal in The Wiggles Movie. More recently she has appeared in ABC TV’s Rake. Jo studied dance with Honeybrooks and drama at the Independent Theatre, North Sydney. Joanne is a long time advocate for arts education of children. She has taught drama for many years in the Blue Mountains and now is a director of 3 Sisters Youth Theatre.
With a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance), Timothy has been working in all aspects of theatre, including drama, singing, musical theatre and dialects.
His theatre credits include Talking With, Hating Alison Ashley and Going Nowhere. As a founding member of Cufflink Productions, the company produced performances including Cardboard Box and Popular Mechanicals (Nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award). Most recently, Tim did a reading in Dale Turner’s new work during Mini Gras Festival at the Joan. Other credits include dinner theatre show, The Two Swells, which he performed at the Blue Mountains Iconic Paragon Cafe.
Currently teaching at the Timothy’s teaching at the Penrith Conservatorium and his private studio in the heart of Katoomba. His other teaching credits include the Australian Children’s Choir, Wesley Institute, , QTheatre’s Weekend Program and the Flanno Festival. He has also taught internationally at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Blu Brick Speech & Drama, SIB KL Productions and the Malaysian school system.