Actor and musical theatre star Mia Morrissey talks with Australian theatre, film & TV royalty Ursula Yovich about the complicated process of grief and how you can harness it in your writing process and performances.Mia Morrissey is a film, TV and theatre actor whose credits include Bat Eyes (by Killing Ground director Damien Power), In Your Dreams (Channel 7), The Voices Project: Out Of Place (ATYP), The Voice (Channel 7, picked by Ricky Martin), Molly (Channel 7), Harrow (ABC), Alice in Slasherland (The Old Fitz theatre), Home and Away (Channel 7), RENT (Sydney Opera House) and produced and performed in her cabaret Anything You Can Do which brought together female performers to play roles originally written for men. Mia also signed on as an associate producer of Chips and Gravy’s Screen Australia funded musical comedy series, She Becomes Her and received funding from The Hayes Theatre to complete her original musical In Loving Memory.Ursula Yovich is a singer, song-writer, actor, playwright and story teller. She grew up in Australian’s Northern Territory, in Darwin and Maningrida. As an actor Ursula has worked for all of Australia’s leading theatre companies, her performances and writing have been recognised with numerous awards and nominations, most recently four Helpmann Awards 2019 and four Green Room Awards 2020 for the rock musical, Barbara and The Camp Dogs, which she co-wrote with Alana Valentine.
Ursula Yovich reflects on Indigenous leadership and participation in performing arts
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Ursula Yovich was selected to deliver NIDA’s inaugural NAIDOC Week lecture. In her speech, streamed via Zoom and Facebook, the awarding winning artist reflected on Indigenous leadership and participation in preforming arts.
Ursula Yovich – actress, singer and playwright – talks about her career, discovering her voice, the creative process, and her work on Man With The Iron Neck. Ursula grew up in the Northern Teritory and is of Serbian and Aboriginal background. As well as a Helpmann Award winner, she is also well-known for her TV roles in Redfern Now and Gods of Wheat Street. Music in this episode includes Waiting by young and deadly musician Kian and three other songs by Ursula: I Am Just A Child (written for her siblings), Without You (a break-up song), and Pieces (written about her mother and performed live in the studio). The post Ursula Yovich appeared first on Urban Dreaming.