Biography

Carla is thrilled to be playing Medea in Miriam Grill’s directing thesis production of ‘Medea’ at the Lenfest Centre of the Arts.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Carla trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Dramatic Art-Acting) in Melbourne, Australia. Carla also has a B.A (English)Theatre Arts major from Curtin University and a Certificate of Music Theatre from the National Theatre Drama School.

An Actor’s Equity Association member since gaining permanent residency in the USA, recent productions include ‘Babette’s Feast’ at the Connelly Theatre, ‘From Oz to Oz’ at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, and Cleopatra in ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ directed by Miriam Grill for Columbia University.

In 2014 Carla underwent a year of artistic residency at Victoria University (Diploma of Creative Industries) and completed an international study tour of New York City, training in Suzuki & Viewpoints at the SITI Theatre Company. Carla moved to New York in 2016 after marrying the love of her life- a boy from Brooklyn.

Roles with the Australian Shakespeare Company include Mistress Quickly in ‘Henry IV part 1’at the Athenaeum Theatre, ‘Alice in Wonderland’(Duchess), ‘Macbeth’(1st Witch, gentlewoman), ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ and ‘Comedy of Errors’ (female understudy).

Australian touring productions include ‘Cosi’ and ‘The Crucible’ with Complete Works Theatre Company; Lux Radio Theatre’s ‘Gone With The Wind’, and a 12-month Australian National tour as the resident swing on ‘Motherhood The Musical’(Amy, Barb, Trisha & Brooke) for HIT Productions.

A career highlight was creating the role of Celeste at the Melbourne Recital Centre for Magnormos in the Australian premiere production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical- ‘Saturday Night’.

Solo Shakespearean cabaret ‘Whores and Weeping Women’ premiered in 2013 at The Butterfly Club Melbourne, with subsequent seasons throughout 2014-15 at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth and The Owl & the Pussy Cat in Melbourne.

Television roles include Heidi Kesper in Channel 7’s ‘Winners and Losers’ pilot, and Janine Kent in the Ten Network’s series ‘Offspring’, series #4, episode #1. TVC’s include the role of the peacekeeper for ‘Smiths Chips’ which ran nationally for six months.

Carla is a registered New York Tour Guide; and delights in welcoming visitors from all over the world to visit the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

She also plays the violin & viola; is a trained mezzo musical theatre singer and has studied jazz vocals & Indian classical raga.

Theatre

Production

Role

Company / Director

Medea

Medea

AEA Showcase – Lenfest Centre for the Arts

Antony & Cleopatra

Cleopatra

AEA Showcase – Columbia University

Babette’s Feast

Sister Marie

Connelly Stages

From Oz to Oz

Cabaret

Duplex Theatre

Virginia & some friends

L. Ottoline Morrell

Radio Play, 3 MBS

Groucho

Harpo, Chico

Jewish Theatre Trust

Henry IV – Part One

Mistress Quickly

Australian Shakespeare Co

Macbeth

First Witch

Australian Shakespeare Co

Saturday Night

Celeste

Melbourne Recital Centre

Touring Productions

Production

Role

Company / Director

Motherhood the Musical

Swing 

Hit Productions, 54 weeks

Cosi

Julie / Ruth

Complete Works, 6 weeks

The Crucible

Elizabeth Proctor

Complete Works, 6 weeks

Solo Shakespeare Cabaret

Whores and Weeping Women

The Butterfly Club, Melbourne Australia

Whores and Weeping Women

Owl & Pussycat, Melbourne Australia

Whores and Weeping Women

His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Australia

Film, Television & TVCs

Sunshine

Ruby Onast

Short Film / Dir. Danni Juhl

Smith’s Chips

Peacekeeper

TVC Dir. Micca Delaney / Airbag Pro

Offspring, Ser #4, Ep #1

Janine Kent

Ten Network / Dir Emma Freeman

Winners & Losers, Ep#1

Heidi Kesper

Seven Network / Dir Nick Buffalo

Formal Training

Diploma of Creative Industries

Artistic Residency

Victoria University

Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting)

Vic College of Arts

Melbourne University

Certificate of Music Theatre

National Theatre

Melbourne

B.A (English) – Theatre Arts

Curtin University

Perth

Special Skills

 

Voice-over, commercial and narration. Audiobook narration. Plays Violin.

New York Sightseeing License –toured Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, Times Square / Broadway.

Hatha Yoga Teacher, Anusara ElementsTM @ the 200-hour Level. Basic dance. Moves well.

Accents 

Australian, English – R.P, West Country, Cockney, Gen Am, Southern Am, NYC