In 2015 the first Lindis Krejus Actors Scholarship was awarded to a gifted actor Darcy Kent to study at Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts, USA.
Darcy is a graduate of the 16th Street Actors Studio 2013 Full-Time Program. He works in Theatre, Film, Television and radio. He has been on screen in Channel Ten's Offspring, he appeared on stage as Orlando in As You Like It for Arden Productions and Melbourne Fringe and he played the lead role of Will in the RE Ross Trust
award-winning play Vile at La Mama Theatre.
In 2017 Darcy toured China performing Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing with the International Australian Opera Company. In 2018 Darcy will join the Masters Program in Classical Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
In 2016 the foundation awarded the annual
Lindis Krejus Actors Scholarship to the actor Ivy Latimer.
She chose to study at the renowned
École Philippe Gaulier in Paris.
Ivy has been a professional actor since she was a child. She has worked on several Australian television shows. In 2014 Ivy participated in a clowning workshop which she believes changed the course of her life.
We were delighted to support this gifted young woman who has a unique comedic ability and a clarity of purpose.
In 2016 the foundation awarded its inaugural Teachers Scholarship to the Victorian Based teacher Anne O'Keefe, to study at the The International Michael Chekhov Workshop and Festival .
Anne has been teaching for 33 years and is committed to extending her skills to be of greater service to her students and the industry. Anne has a deep curiosity in embodied approaches to acting. Her ongoing fascination is the body’s ability to express deep layers of psychological and emotional meaning.
The International Michael Chekhov Workshop and Festival provided Anne with an outstanding opportunity to deepen her appreciation of the role of the psycho-physical in the craft of acting, studying with teachers from all over the world who are at the top of their field.
Bethany Whitmore began her career as an actor at the age of six starring opposite Debra Messing in the U.S miniseries The Starter Wife (2007).
She has continuously worked in the industry in Mary and Max (2009), Killing Time (2010), Mental (2010), The Family Law (2016) and the lead role in Girl Asleep (2016). She completed her work on the TV remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock (2017).
Bethany now wishes to develop her theatrical skills and further her knowledge and understanding of the works of
Bethany was awarded the 2017 Lindis Krejus Actors Scholarship, she will undertake training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in July 2018. The Foundation is delighted to support this gifted young actor.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Dramatic Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, and is a graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, Chicago. Since 2013, Julia has been mentored by Steppenwolf Ensemble members in teaching methodologies that foster ensemble practice and form the core subjects of The School at Steppenwolf. She has worked under two time Tony nominee Amy Morton, Audrey Francis, Robert Breuler, Kimberly Senior and Sheldon Patinkin.
In 2017, The 16th Street Foundation Teacher’s Scholarship gave Julia the opportunity to receive intensive training from her mentor Audrey Francis at Black Box Acting in Chicago and learn from Alexandra Billings at the Steppenwolf West residency at California State University in Long Beach.
The influence of these mentors in their approach to the Meisner technique and Viewpoints training made a significant contribution to Julia’s teaching practice and forms the basis of her continued exploration into the empowerment of the actor through physical impulse, play and imagination.