Press Release: Talented Coogee local wins Sydney Eisteddfod Actors Championship

24 August 2017

Ruby Alexander from Coogee recently won the Sydney Eisteddfod Actor’s Championship for 12-14 years on Sunday 13 August at NIDA’s Studio. 

She was awarded $300 as well as 2 weekend school holiday courses at NIDA where she will be able to study her choice of Audition and Screen test training, Screen Acting, Public speaking, TV presenting or Acting Boot Camp. 

Ruby impressed judges Noel Cislowski AM and Lyn Pierse with her imaginative, forthright speaking and clear storytelling in her solo performances of Sarah from Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still and Kathryn Stocker's novel The Help.

Noel, who is currently the Deputy Chairman of Sydney Eisteddfod and served as a Director and Deputy Chairman of the NIDA Board of Studies for many years, emphasises the importance of performance opportunities for aspiring actors.  

“It’s extremely important that these aspiring actors have the opportunity to perform a mini recital not only in one area of speech and drama but in all three; poetry, prose and drama.” said Noel.  

Ruby also received a highly commended in the Monologue/Character (14 Years) event.

The overall standard of performance in the Sydney Eisteddfod Actor’s Championship (12-14 Years) was incredibly high with Callum Treanor (Northbridge) finishing a close second and Breteil David (Strathfield) claiming third place.

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* Sydney Eisteddfod is a not-for-profit organisation that runs one of the most successful competitive performing arts festivals of its type in the world. We have an average of 350 events yearly with competitors coming mostly from NSW/ACT but also from other states and New Zealand.