• Behind The Scenes,  Celebrating The Bard

    CELEBRATING THE BARD: Michala Banas on playing Skakespeare’s Phebe

    We have mused on The Bard and now that Season One is airing, we are Celebrating The Bard!  This is a series where we asked each of our ensemble members to write down some background on why they wanted to do the piece they did, how they feel it relates to modern life, what challenges and/or choices they faced and why and any other information that would be of interest to you, the audience.  Director, Sally McLean, also shares some thoughts on the process from her perspective to give views from both sides of the camera.  Each “Celebrating The Bard” piece will be published the Friday after the ensemble member’s episode has aired.…

  • Episodes,  Video

    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep5 – Michala Banas as Phebe

    “Think not I love him though I ask for him …” Meet Phebe, played by Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, Nowhere Boys), as she gives us an uncomfortable insight into unrequited romantic obsession and the dangers of having access to modern communication devices when one too many alcoholic drinks have been imbibed. “I will write to him a very taunting letter …” Shakespeare Republic … all the world’s a stage … Party Guests: Billy Smedley, Perri Cummings & Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Sally McLean Director of Photography: James Dene Sound Recording, Editing & Design: Tim McCormick Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean Producers: Sally McLean, Perri Cummings & Billy Smedley…