#ACTORSLIFE

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DIRECTED BY: Tamryn Speirs

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY Estelle Terblanche

STAGE MANAGER: Sive Gubangxa

GENRE: Comedy/Drama

RUNNING TIME: 60 Min

AGE: PG 13

LANGUAGE: The production is presented in both English and Afrikaans

#ActorsLife explores actors’ identities in the film and theatre industry, personal relationships and society at large! This mockumentary- inspired comedy, written by Estelle Terblanche, is a witty exposé of the neurotic, emotional and paranoid world inhabited by someone whose self-worth is completely dependent on the opinion of others. 

 

We follow @christinetheactor, a woman trying to be everyone in all the stereotypical female roles she plays, illustrating the complexity of being female within an industry where women are largely idolized or commodified – or simply ignored. It reveals the psyche of a woman who is repeatedly suppressed and devalued because of the boxes she finds herself placed in. 

 

This is a female actor’s journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. Estelle elaborates: “It deals with the professional actor’s deep desire to be taken seriously and gain respect, which stands in direct conflict with the personal need for affirmation - of wanting everyone to like you. It is a thin line to walk: dealing with the constant stresses and challenges of this demanding industry, while simultaneously striving to be truthful and vulnerable.” It is a witty and touching comedy exploring identity.

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Tamryn is inspired by untapped human creative potential. She believes it is as boundless as what we could achieve by unleashing it.   She thrives off of multi-tasking to provide a constant outlet for her talents, having found solace in both acting and directing (for screen and theatre), presenting, dance, writing and working as an international acting coach.

Director

TAMRYN SPEIRS

Estelle Terblanche

Estelle Terblanche is passionate about telling stories. Her first love is acting and she has pursued this career with great determination. After completing her B.Dram (Stellenbosch) with a focus on theatre acting and physical theatre, she gained film industry experience as a casting assistant. She has travelled internationally and completed workshops in Los Angeles. 

Writer/Performer

ESTELLE TERBLANCHE

#ACTORSLIFE

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