Tessa Luminati (Australia)
Tessa is an actor/theatre-maker who began her formal training at Patrick Studio’s Australia graduating with a Diploma of Music Theatre in 2015. Deeply interested in acting she decided to continue her development and training by completing a Bachelor of Acting for Stage and Screen at Federation University in 2018. Her professional credits include working as an acting intern on The Australian Shakespeare’s productions of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.
Performing in the acting ensemble on Opera Australia’s Green Room award winning production of Il Viaggio a Reims and Don Giovanni. She portrayed the role of Patricia Hearst in Robert Reid’s production of The Bacchae at La Mama. She is exploring Suzuki and theatre-making techniques in the Melbourne based ensemble The Thursday Group and trained and performed with 5 Angry Men on The Bells and The March in 2021. In 2022 she co-founded children’s theatre company SpudPuppy Productions and performed in devised work “I’m a Raindrop Get Me Outta Here,” as well as performing a developmental showing of her solo show “Waves” in Melaka Art and Performance Festival. She just finished performing at the Sydney Opera House in Don Giovanni as well as appearing in Soot’s Touring production of Frankenstein as the Creature.
How Do You Cope?
(20 mins) – Performance
A detailed exploration of the small, momentous and even trivial moments of experiencing grief. This past year has lead me to ask the same question over and over and over again. How the F*CK do you cope?