2020 Graduate

Grace Swadling

Grace moved to Sydney when she was sixteen to pursue acting at Newtown Performing Arts High School. After completing her studies she undertook a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW and was an avid member of the University of New South Wales Theatrical Society (NUTS) performing in roles such as Katurian in The Pillowman (dir. James Ong) and Isabella in Measure for Measure (dir. Tess Sterland), as well as stepping in to publicity and producer roles behind the scenes. After graduating in 2017 with a major in Theatre and Performance Studies, Grace performed as Mrs Elton in the Genesian Theatre production of Emma (dir. Barry Nielson) and simultaneously decided to extend on her skills and knowledge by accepting a position at Actors Centre Australia.

During her time at Actors Centre, Grace has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of roles such as Liz Morley in Our Country’s Good (dir. Adam Cook), Clytemnestra in The Oresteia (dir. Gale Edwards), Carol in Central Park West (dir. Troy Harrison), Boyet in Love’s Labour’s Lost (dir. Jennifer West), Florinda in The Rover (dir. Claudia Barrie) and most recently as Meg in Crimes of the Heart (dir. Francesca Savige). Additionally, she has collaborated on devised pieces such as The Man Who (dir. Hanna Sandler) as part of These Premises Are Alarmed, Amanda in Private Lives (dir. Justice Jones) in collaboration with NIDA Directors and What Falls Away (dir. Anthony Skuse and Julia Cotton). ACA has also provided Grace the opportunity to hone her previous dance and singing training, and to both challenge and support her development as an actor and collaborative theatre-maker.


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