2020 Graduate

Bayley Prendergast

Bayley is a passionate young actor from the Blue Mountains where he cut his teeth as an actor with a theatre group known as ‘The Glenbrook players’ where he was fortunate enough to be cast as Harry in The School for Scandal (dir. Tania M C Lewis), Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. John Bailey) and Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (dir. Iain Fraser). Bayley has thrown himself into every aspect of his acting training at ACA. Whilst studying he has discovered a love for both movement and literature in its variety of forms, co-directing movement films with fellow artists and asserting himself as not only a lover of Shakespeare and poetry but as a writer himself. His interests growing up included martial arts and animation. Studying both in his teenage years instilled in him a love of art in many forms whether it be of the visual or martial variety. He has since choreographed and storyboarded fight sequences of his own as this is a growing passion of his.

During his time at ACA Bayley has enjoyed playing complex and charismatic characters such as: Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening (Dir. Sarah Carradine), Aegisthus and Menelaus in The Oresteia Trilogy (Dir. Gale Edwards) Tony Aronica in Savage in Limbo (Dir. Troy Harrison) Mack in Boys (Dir. Hayden Tonazzi) and Eddie Carbone in A View from the Bridge (Dir. Anthony Gooley). He looks forward to joining the industry and establishing himself in the esteemed community of the Australian creative artists he respects so much.


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