CAROLYN BOCK: Producer/Writer/Actor
Co-founder of The Shift Theatre with Helen Hopkins, Carolyn Bock appeared in their first production of Two Sisters and a Piano by Nilo Cruz. The Girls in Grey is her first foray into writing. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Carolyn has enjoyed a diverse career spanning twenty years in dance, theatre, television and film. Recent credits include At the Centre of Light, the story of Mary MacKillop by Rosemary Johns touring regionally and to QLD. In theatre: Metamorphoses for MTC, Fatboy by Tony Ayres for Playbox and many independent shows for La Mama and other companies. Her body of work during the 90’s earnt her a Green Room nomination. Recent television credits include Winners and Losers, Lowdown, Neighbours and City Homicide. Others credits include Last Man Standing, Horace and Tina, MDA, Blue Heelers and Stingers. Film credits include lead roles in Vanished (TBR), SNAK, Zone 39. Other film credits include Murder in Greenwich (USA), Fish and Chips by director Anna Boinowski and Sudden Night. From 2003-2008 Carolyn ran New Generation Dance Theatre for children. In 2011 Carolyn joined Rosemary Johns devising and co-directing The Golden Fleece for Hawkesdale College. She is also a member of Rollercoaster Theatre Company as a support worker and performed in their recent production of Realeyes for Melbourne Fringe.
HELEN HOPKINS: Producer/Writer/Actor
Co-founder of The Shift Theatre with Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins appeared in their productions of Two Sisters and a Piano and Fred at The Dog Theatre in Footscray. Together they have written, produced and performed in The Girls in Grey, about Australian army nurses during World War 1, which has had a season at Theatre Works in St Kilda and has toured Victoria and N.S.W. and W.A. It was on the VCE curriculum for Drama in 2012 and is published by Currency Press. Her theatre appearances include Julius Caesar for Essential Theatre, The Merry Wives of Windsor at fortyfive downstairs, Wuthering Heights at Ripponlea, Much Ado About Nothing in Perth and Adelaide and the far north of Australia and Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night in Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens for The Australian Shakespeare Company, Away for the Melbourne Theatre Company and Performing Arts Projects productions including The Secret Garden, Loving Friends, An Indian Summer, Stage Door and In Angel Gear, as well as for Soul Theatre in A Lie of the Mind. La Mama productions include Lost in Ringwood, The Show Must Go On, Macbeth X, Dizney on Dry Ice, Thy Kingdom Come, Orpheus, Evidence, Monologues for an Apocalypse, Mary Shelley and the Monsters, Good Morning Midnight, Heights, Advice from a Caterpillar. She performed in Hoy Polloy’s production of Boston Marriage and Essential Theatre’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet. In 2001 she appeared in the production of The Women’s Jail Project for the Dublin Fringe Festival. Helen has featured in lead roles in the films The Marey Project, Hamlet X, Ghost Paintings 1-4 for James Clayden and Sensitive New Age Killer (SNAK).