Alicia Easteal


In 2001 she performed her solo show A bottle of Rage directed by Clare Bartholomew (Die Roten Punke), with live music performed and composed by Jethro Woodward, at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Based on the success of this season the show was toured in New Zealand where she won The Most Energetic Performer Award at Wellington Fringe in 2002.

Alicia’s other performances include Smell My Rose, co-devised with Shanti Brett and director Merophie Carr which was performed at Carlton Courthouse Theatre in 2005.

Alicia’s theatre directing credits include: The Kings Revival 2011 and Alice in Da Hood 2012 (Director) both projects were mixed abilities ensemble collaborations between students from Chisholm Tafe and Wallara (a disability organisation in Dandenong). Everything Must Go (Directorial Support) written and performed by Rachel Leary at La Mama 2011.

In 2007 Alicia directed the documentary pitching trailer My Family’s Cult Reunion with seeding funds granted from Screen Australia

Alicia’s acting credits for film and television include: the major role of Siobhan Casey on networks Ten’s children series Kelly in 1991, staring roles in short films Private Eye and Breeders and numerous commercials including campaigns for Kmart, Herald Sun, Mother Earth and Tabaret.

Alicia has taught theatre devising, performance, voice, comedy, improvisation and mime skills to young people attending institutions such as: Wallara, Chisholm Tafe, St Martins Youth Theatre and N.Z. Drama School -Toi Whakaari.

Her work as Westside Circus’ Outreach and Community Programs Manager from 2007-2010 included devising circus programs for primary and secondary schools, the public, youth at risk, recently arrived and indigenous communities and mentorship of circus trainers, supervision of the recruitment, facilitation and delivery of projects.

Alicia holds a BA with a major in Cinema Studies and a minor in Spanish from La Trobe University (2007). She trained at The John Bolton Theatre School, (1996-97). She has studied and performed long form theatrical improvisation with Al Wunder from 1999-2012. She was an artist in residence at Victoria University 2010-2011.


Alicia Easteal is a Melbourne based theatre director and deviser, teacher and performer. Since graduating from the John Bolton Theatre School in 1997 she has performed her high voltage physical theatre works in Australia and New Zealand. 

Alicia’s most recent sell-out show The Family Tree was performed at La Mama Theatre in March 2014.

In 1999, Alicia founded Pandemonium Ensemble with Aurora Kurth. That year their show, Finding the River, won Melbourne Fringe's Best Theatre Award and in 2000 had a sold out season at Wellington Fringe Festival. Alicia also co-devised and performed The Mink Club Cabaret (Directed by Fiona Roake) in 2000 and An Aye for an Aye (directed by Merophie Carr) in 2005 with Pandemonium Ensemble.

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