Meet 3 cast members from MINE


We’re helping you get to know our cast. Here’s the first in a series of posts introducing the cast of MINE

Zachary Dreiberg

What is your name and what character are you in the play?
Zachary Drieberg – Edwin

How old are you?
18

Where are you from?
Perth, Australia

What previous experience have you had in the arts?
I’m seen more on the film side of things having done many short films, TVCs, music videos and trailers. This is my first stage performance since 2009.

How did you get involved in Mine?
I’ve been a WAYTCO member for many years and I heard Earth was such a hit. I felt the stage calling me back so I auditioned.

How long have you been interested in theatre?
I actually started off in theatre before I went onto film but I have always been a theatre man, my first play being when I was in Yr 6.

Why are you interested in theatre?
It makes me feel good entertaining others and taking them on a journey as a completely different person. I don’t know, it’s always intrigued me

So far, what has been your favourite moment in the production process?
The in-depth conversations about character

What is your dream role?
A lead role in a comedy/drama/action feature film

Why do you think audiences will enjoy Mine?
It’s futuristic, phsycological, funny and sexy roled into one. Who wouldn’t love that?

Sofie O’Mara

What is your name and what character are you in the play?
My name is Sofie O’Mara and I play Elizabeth

How old are you?
15

Where are you from?
I am originally from Roleystone; which is where I am currently residing and have been for many years. Though, as a child I lived for a short while on an orchard in Martin, and also for a few years in Bunbury.

What previous experience have you had in the arts?
Cloudstreet’ TV miniseries (Sandra)  THEATRE  ‘The Children’s Hour’ ‘ Singing in the Rain’, ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat’, ‘The Wizard of Oz

How did you get involved in Mine?
I saw the audition notice on theatre Australia, knew it was a great opportunity, so applied for an audition. I had also previously heard great things about the West Australian Youth theatre Company which made me want to be a part of the play even more.

How long have you been interested in theatre?
When I was in primary school I begged my parents to take me to an acting school because I knew I loved performing. I have been acting for six years now

Why are you interested in theatre?
Performing always makes me so happy. I love the variety of different things that theatre offers. It gives me a chance to be somebody else and go through a range of different experiences that I might not have experienced in real life. You tend to learn a lot which is so great as there is research into playwrights, scripts and characters. I love working with so many different, interesting and inspiring people such as Renato Fabretti.

So far, what has been your favourite moment in the production process?
I really enjoy the first few stages of reading and studying the script. Making important decisions of the characters context and objectives. There can be lots of research needed so you have the opportunity to learn so many new different things. Production week is an amazing part of the process! You have done lots of work and put lots of energy into the role at this point and it feels so good to perform what you have perfected every night, doing what you love, it is a very exiting time. The energy is always great amongst the cast and crew, everyone so much fun, while doing what they love.

What is your dream role?
Blanche DuBois (A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams)

Why do you think audiences will enjoy Mine?
This play raises many important question about our purpose in life. It deals with some confronting issues which I think audiences will find very interesting and thought provoking.

Danen Engelenberg

Danen Engelenberg

What is your name and what character are you in the play?
Danen Engelenberg – William

How old are you?
20 

Where are you from?
Born in South Africa and moved to Australia when I was 8. 

What previous experience have you had in the arts?
Theatre: – Locky Lenard. Dir. Helen Koekemoer. Char. Locky Lenard – Hedda Gabler. Dir. Phil Miolin. Char. Judge Brack – The Messenger. Dir. Emily McLean. Char. Marv – All in the Timing. Dir. Alex Littlewood. Char. Mark – The Trojan Woman. Dir. Sally Richardson. Char. Menelaus Film: – Optus180 advertisement, through TAFE (Perth). – Extra in Red Dog – Various student films – Extra in Yaga 

How did you get involved in Mine?
I saw the requests for males being posted on Facebook. 

How long have you been interested in theatre?
I wanted to be an actor since I was about 6, but never pursued it until I was about 16. 

Why are you interested in theatre?
The thrill of being part of a different world.

So far, what has been your favourite moment in the production process?
Dissecting and analysing the play because it is one of the weaker points in my acting. 

What is your dream role?
Main character in an action feature film 

Why do you think audiences will enjoy Mine?
It is a play that will make the audience think constantly, the variety of characters and their personalities and the play doesn’t spoon feed the audience.

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