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Nadia Townsend


Nadia Townsend is a renowned screen dramaturg with a unique approach to rehearsals for film and television productions. Her practical process and philosophy have been developed and finessed over her 20+ year career in the industry.

Nadia’s work as a dramaturg has been largely shaped by her experience of working as an actress in network television. (IMDB link)

Nadia has worked across all the major Australian television network, as well as HBO, Marvel, Netflix, Stan and Warner Brothers – she’s worked alongside celebrated directors such as George Miller, Taika Waititi, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Abe Forsythe.

Nadia regularly works with ensemble casts of seasoned actors, with a specialisation in working with minors and actors with limited experience. Past work as a dramaturg/coach  includes; Black Snow, Boy Swallows Universe, Bump, Thor: Love and ThunderMad Max Fury Road, Surviving Summer, HardballThe PM’s DaughterGoKartsRakeSecret DaughterBlueMurder: Cop Killer, BrockSoulmatesLunacy – a Dan Askill project and Ready for This.

Nadia began her studies at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and returned home to set up an independent theatre company, which had several incarnations, performing in and producing numerous shows across Sydney and Melbourne. Nadia learnt her craft on the job. Nadia’s screen credits as an actor include KnowingCity HomicideFirefliesHeadstart, and Rush. She’s trained with Joan Scheckel, Ivana Chubbuck, Ellen Burstyn and Larry Moss. Done residencies at Roy Hart Centre Artistique International and Pan Theatre in France. As well as a postgraduate degree in theatre directing at the VCA.

For more information go to www.nadiatownsend.com.