Bridie Connell

Bridie Connell

Bridie Connell is an award-winning writer and multi-disciplinary performer, having extensive experience and training in acting, comedy, voice artistry and musical theatre.

Bridie is a former NSW and National Theatresports Champion, as well as a 2015 World Theatresports Championship finalist for her home country, New Zealand. She performs regularly at the Giant Dwarf Theatre as part of the ITS Soap Opera and is one half of multi-award winning improv duo MotherFather with Tom Walker.

In late 2015 she was invited to partake in the Los Angeles Improv Festival, representing Australia. Her troupe performed brilliantly, winning several awards and high-profile spots, as well as being specially invited back to the festival by the artistic director of revered improvisation school Improv Olympic.

An avid writer, Bridie has written and performed several one act plays, which have toured to great success across Australia and New Zealand. Her latest solo show, “Natural Habitat”, was an official selection of Sydney Fresh! Comedy as part of Sydney Comedy Festival, a program which handpicks the best emerging talent from across Australia. Most recently, Bridie has had two comedy scripts commissioned by Insert Coin, the Screen Australia-funded online sketch show aimed at video gamers.

Bridie is a cast member of the new Australian version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? which premiered on Foxtel’s The Comedy Channel in 2016 and screened on Network TEN in 2017.

This year, Bridie made her Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut with “Player”, which will also head to the Sydney Comedy Festival in May. She will also make an appearance on True Story, Hamish & Andy’s upcoming series for the Nine Network to air later in 2017.

Bridie Connell

Awards

World Improv Finalist 2015
Los Angeles Improv Festival Cage Match Finalist 2015
National Theatresports Champion 2013
NSW Improv Champion Cup Winner 2011
Sydney University’s ‘One to Watch’ 2010
Best Choreography – Stage Challenge New Zealand 2007
Westpac Young Leader of the Year 2007
Winner – Crash Bash Youth Scriptwriting Awards 2007
Crash Bash Scriptwriting Winner 2006
Speech and Drama ATCL (Distinction) 2006

 

Television

TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Season 1)
Role: Kat. Dir: Wayne Hope, ST Productions Pty Ltd 2017
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? AUSTRALIA

Role: Main Ensemble. Roger That TV Pty Ltd 2016
PETE BOONE

Role: Stella. Dir: James Colley & Nick Fischer, Invention of Dragons 2013

 

Web Series

WELLNESS WHITE GIRL WARRIOR
Role: Annthea. Feet First Ventures
INSERT COIN

Role: Annie. Insert Coin 2016

 

Theatre / Live Shows

NATURAL HABITAT
Solo Show. Dir: Rebecca De Unamuno, Sydney Comedy Festival 2015
WORLD THEATRESPORTS CUP

Improvisor. Impro Australia 2015
LOS ANGELES IMPROV FEST

Improvisor. IO West 2015
MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD

Role: Various. Dir: Mindy Smidt, Insomniac Theatre 2014
STILL EVOLVING

Director. Sydney Comedy Festival 2014
THE MELODIES

Role: Singer. Dir: Allister Haire, Lauren Eisinger 2014
NATIONAL THEATRESPORTS CUP

Improvisor. Impro Australia 2013
MOTHERFATHER: PARTY DINNER

Improvisor. Sydney Comedy Festival 2013
THE 39 STEPS

Role: Pamela / Anabella / Margaret. Dir: Pierce Wilcox, Stiff Upper Lip Productions 2011
CABARET

Role: Sally Bowles. MUSE 2011
A CSAR IS BORN

Role: Various. Dir: Laurence Rosier-Stains, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010
SWEENEY TODD

Role: Tobias. Dir: Nick Starte, MUSE 2010
THE MIKADO

Role: Pitti-Sing. Dir: Rebecca Wright, MUSE 2010
THE MIRACLE WORKER

Role: Annie. Dir: Anna McPhail, Christchurch Repertory Theatre 2008

 

Writing

INSERT COIN (Web Series)
Insert Coin 2016
EBONY TEARS (Theatre)
Crash Bash 2007

 

Short Film

UNCIVILIZED
Role: Monkey Myrtle. Dir: Heather Maltman, Maltman Laboratories 2015
REPLACEMENTS

Role: Tamara. EBF Productions 2014
TRAIL

Role: Dana. Dir: Lyndsay Doyle, Rum Runner Films 2014
A COUPLE OF WHITE CHICKS

Role: ‘OMG’ Girl. Dir: Heather Maltman, Maltman Laboratories 2013
DATE

Role: Best Friend. Dir: Harry Milas, Done Good Films 2012
BOILING POINT

Director. Dramatis Personae 2008

 

Training

Screen Acting Studies, Sydney Screen Actor’s Group
Improv Training, Court Threatre, Improv Australia and Sydney University
Advance American Scenes, Lynette Sheldon Actor’s Studio
Theatreworks Intensive Acting, Court Theatre

 

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