Actor / Coach
School of Dramatic Art
Mary Eggleston began her professional arts career as a founding member of Commotion – TIE (1998), whilst studying a BA Drama at University of Queensland and training in Tadashi Suzuki Actor Training and Viewpoints with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company in Brisbane. After studying mime and physical theatre at dieEtage in Berlin (2001–2005), Mary developed and facilitated her own workshops throughout Germany for small children learning English as a foreign language and for the hearing impaired. In September 2006 Mary was invited to facilitate workshops for the Osijek Festival in Croatia. In 2006 Mary returned to Australia to direct Solarcoaster Children’s Festival, a multi-arts Festival designed for 3-12 years olds on the Sunshine Coast and in April 2008 co-founded Egg Festivals Inc. of which she is now director. In 2010, Mary founded the School Of Dramatic Arts (S.O.D.A) on the Sunshine Coast. SODA is committed to the cultural development of children and youth on the Sunshine Coast. Combining forces and expertise in 2010 to help provide quality drama productions to be created for young people on the Sunshine Coast, establishing 2Muse Productions with Dr Sue Davis. Mary’s career has focused extensively on mime, physical theatre and the youth arts industries on a variety of levels; ranging from founding director of S.O.D.A (2010), 2Muse Productions (2010) and Commotion TIE (1998) & artistic director of Spielsprache (2004) to facilitator, performer and teacher to administration, marketing and entrepreneurial roles.