Ranters Theatre: Beth Buchanan & Raimondo Cortese
Beth Buchanan has worked extensively in theatre, television and film for over thirty years and has been a member of Ranters Theatre since 1995. Beth studied Shakespeare at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; Dip. Prof. Writing and Editing from RMIT; and 1st Class Honours in Performance Studies, Victoria Uni. She has participated in and co-facilitated a number of director and actor workshops both in Australia and overseas.
Raimondo Cortese is a playwright. He was a founding member of Ranters Theatre, serving as Artistic Director from 1994-2001. He has written over thirty plys and texts for theatre. He was the recipient of a 2010 Australian Leadership Award, and was awarded the inaugural Patrick White Fellowship by the STC in 2011. He has also written for film - The Boy Castaways, television and radio, as well as visual and experimental texts. His fiction includes a collection of short stories - The Indestructible Corpse (Text Publishing 1998). He teaches script writing master classes both here and overseas, and lectures in Master of Writing for Performance in Theatre, at the VCA, The University of Melbourne.