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.

An avid writer, Bridie has written and performed several one act plays, which have toured to great success across Australia and New Zealand. Her 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 was 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.

Bridie made her Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut with Player in 2017, which also enjoyed a hugely successful season at the Sydney Comedy Festival. She recently appeared on True Story with Hamish & Andy on the Nine Network, and is currently one of the four reporters on the ABC Comedy show Tonightly With Tom Ballard.

“Outrageously talented” – Timeout

“Bridie is amazing. Even her talent’s got talent!”  – David Collins, Umbilical Brothers

Bridie Connell

Awards

ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release 2018
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

TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD
Main Reporter / Co-host. ABC TV 2017 – 2018
EUROVISION TOP 40 CONTROVERSIES
Guest. Blink TV / SBS 2018
CRAM
Guest. ITV / Ten 2017
AARON CHEN TONIGHT
Guest. GNW TV Pty Ltd 2017
WELLNESS WHITE GIRL WARRIOR (Mini Series)
Role: Annthea. Dir: Monica Zanetti, 2017
TRUE STORY WITH HAMISH & ANDY (Series 1)
Role: Kat. Dir: Wayne Hope, ST Productions Pty Ltd 2017
RESTING PITCH FACE (Web Series)
Role: Sam. Grumpy Sailor 2017
WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? AUSTRALIA
Role: Main Ensemble. Roger That TV Pty Ltd 2016
INSERT COIN (Web Series)
Role: Annie. Insert Coin 2016
PETE BOONE
Role: Stella. Dir: James Colley & Nick Fischer, Invention of Dragons 2013

 

Theatre / Live Shows

PLAYER
Solo Show. Sydney Comedy Festival 2017
MOTHER FATHER
Improviser. Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017
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

TONIGHTLY WITH TOM BALLARD (Television)
ABC TV 2017-2018
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
A COUPLE OF WHITE CHICKS

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

Director. Dramatis Personae 2008

 

Training

Screen Acting Studies, Sydney Screen Actor’s Group
Improv Training, Court Threatre, Improv Australia and Sydney University
Theatreworks Intensive Acting, Court Theatre

Media

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