Andrea Moor has been back in Brisbane for some years now, and she’s loving it – feeling privileged in fact.
‘The political landscape has changed so much since I was last here. It’s a lot like Sydney felt in the early 80s – it’s such a supportive community.
The standard of acting in Brisbane is incredibly high, as good as any in the world, probably because local actors have been working constantly here and so practising their craft.
The standard of acting in Brisbane is incredibly high, as good as any in the world, probably because local actors have been working constantly here and so practising their craft.’
As an example she segues into last year’s production by Queensland Theatre Company of Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible directed by Michael Gow – for which, incidentally, she won a Matilda for her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor. ‘The big … Crucible acting company (19) was composed of several generations, Queensland actors many of whom had gone away and come back. It was such a harmonious and good feeling during that period, a microcosm of the theatre industry here.’ She goes on to note, ‘There’s a different focus here in Brisbane, not the preciousness and egos of those constantly being watched. Here actors are genuinely happy to see colleagues get work, and on opening nights, it’s about the show. Elsewhere,’ she says, ‘it’s about me – who’s out front to help me get my next job. It’s liberating here … mind you,’ she adds drily, ‘ it’s not to say we wouldn’t like this.’ Continue reading Clearly and simply: Andrea Moor actor, director, teacher (Interview 7)