FROM the bright lights of London's West End, accomplished Warrnambool actress Jennifer Monk is back home to mentor aspiring thespians.Speaking ahead of a workshop with the next generation of actors on Sunday at Warrnambool College, Ms Monk said she was keen to land a role back in Australia after 12 months abroad.Ms Monk was the only Australian to be accepted in the year-long London School of Dramatic Art's (LSDA) exclusive advanced diploma program.She said the training was intensive and was asked on the first day to lose her Australian accent."They (tutors) were constantly on about that. They were disappointed that I still had an Australian accent when I finished and when I came back to Australia everyone was saying that I sounded English," she said.One of 24 diploma students, Ms Monk auditioned for the LSDA by sending a DVD and was accepted into the program which covers the mediums of dance, voice and contemporary acting."It was an amazing year. Before I was more of a character actress but I learnt so much about drama and the arts which has added a greater depth to my performances," she said.During her time in London, Ms Monk performed in a number of plays, pantomimes and even a one-woman show where she portrayed five different characters."I was part of the Red Bull 24-hour session which involves writing a play from scratch with a deadline of 10 hours, then we rehearse our lines and the play is staged all in the space of 24 hours."