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Cast Announcement: Shakespeare Republic welcomes new member – Shane Savage!


We are thrilled to welcome our first new Republic Member for 2016: Shane Savage!

Meet Shane …

After completing a bachelor of creative arts (Drama/Film) from Deakin University, Shane went on to study full time at the world renowned Howard Fine Acting Studio. Recent theatre credits include “Ricky” in Big Al at Chapel Off Chapel and “Marc Christian” in Playing Rock Hudson at the Malthouse Theatre. Recent screen credits include playing the lead roles of “Lindsay” in Anatomy (dir. Joe Betros), “Art” in Artemis (dir. Daniel Higgins), “Dean” in Nevyr Love a Vampyr (dir. Geoffrey Wright) and “Chris” in the webseries Chris & Josh (dir. Matt Smolen). Shane’s latest big screen venture, playing “Michael” in the feature film Ravenswood is set for a US/Canadian release later this year.

Shane’s love for the craft has led to him not only being an Actor, but also a Producer, Director, Writer and Coach. Recent achievements include winning Best Writing at NYC WebFest, Best Online Video at the London Film Awards, Best Comedy Series at the Online Video Awards Australia and being nominated for Best Male Performance in a Comedy by the International Academy of Web Television.

Shane Savage as Chris in "Chris & Josh" (the web series)
Shane Savage as Chris in “Chris & Josh” (the web series)

Shane’s latest project in which he acts, wrote and produced is a short film titled SH!T, which is currently touring the world, already being screened at 5 International Film Festivals. Shane is also currently in pre-production on 2 feature films and is about to launch his own studio space and production company.

Shane is no stranger to Republic audiences, having hosted our behind the scenes video of the launch of Season One last August at the Courthouse Hotel, interviewing all current members of the cast on camera and doing his usual amazing work!

Shane will be appearing in both the live show and Season Two of the webseries.  We are truly delighted to be able to welcome Shaneon board and excited to play with Shakespeare with him!

More news coming soon, but in the meantime – Welcome to the team Shane!

‘Till next time … see you anon …

Team Republic
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia