Port Fairy Theatre Group to host performer and assistant director Bethany Simons

Port Fairy Theatre Group will host an open-age acting and directing workshops with Bethany Simons this weekend.

The freelance producer, writer, assistant director and performer who directs drama and playwriting workshops throughout Australia, will visit Port Fairy on Saturday and Sunday.  

Simons said no experience was necessary for the fun sessions, which were for anyone who had ever imagined performing on stage. 

Perform: Bethany Simons will host an acting and directing workshop in Port Fairy on the weekend She is pictured with Peter De Jager in 2015 performing songs from their production Reception: The Musical. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Perform: Bethany Simons will host an acting and directing workshop in Port Fairy on the weekend She is pictured with Peter De Jager in 2015 performing songs from their production Reception: The Musical. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Sessions will include character work, an introduction to directing, acting and directing exercises and text and script work. “There will be lots of introductory stuff and we’ll work up to scene work as well,” she said. 

Theatre group secretary Mary Ewen said it was a great opportunity and places were available.“She’s very encouraging and has lots of experience,” Ms Ewen said. 

Simons’ plays The Weather and Your Health and Reception: The Musical have toured throughout Australia. To book call Mary on 0408 407 950 before 5pm Friday.

Bethany Simons in Reception: The Musical