Join Theatre Network Australia and Currency House for the launch of
PLATFORM PAPERS No. 53
THE JOBBING ACTOR: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
Lex Marinos in Conversation with Playwright Hannie Rayson
Supported by Malthouse Theatre
4.30 – 6pm Thursday 2nd November, 2017.
Tower Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse
113 Sturt Street, South Melbourne
Drinks afterwards at The Coopers Malthouse Bar (cash bar at happy hour prices).
Nibbles provided. TNA members receive a drink voucher.
Introduction and Welcome by Simon Abrahams.
$15 includes a signed copy of the Platform Paper* (RRP $16.99).
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/SMPA
Lex Marinos, a familiar face on stage and screen, reflects on the demands his work has made on his body, mind and family; and pronounces it a life well lived. As an Australian-born Greek he played undefined ‘ethnic’ stereotypes until 1980, when he was cast as Bruno, in the TV comedy Kingswood Country (1980-84) and won the fight to use his Australian accent.
“… if it’s what you need to do more than anything else, then it’s what you do. It’s what I do, and have done for half a century. I’ve been blessed. It’s enabled me to help raise a family, live in relative comfort, see exotic places, meet amazing people, work with wonderful artists, find friends and lovers. It’s the life I’d hoped for, and it’s been my way of trying to understand the world.”
A lasting record of his talent is his acclaimed role as Manolis in the ABC TV series The Slap (2011).
Lex will be interviewed by Hannie Rayson, an award-winning Australian playwright and newspaper columnist. Hannie is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant playwrights.
*if you are a Currency House subscriber, or would like to attend the event without purchasing the paper, please let us know and we will make arrangements.
Photo: Gavin D Andrew