ella ewart



Ella Ewart has a passion for Theatre, her energy and enthusiasm have lead to her appearance in many productions, with a particularly​ focus on musicals such as 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Secret of Snow White'.

Ella has been fortunate to explore a wide range of genres and styles of theatre and wishes to continue to develop her skills. Ella is also an award winning playwright, receiving praise for her works 'A Lover's Trigon' and 'A Man and Another'. Ella is currently studying both a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Theatre and Drama


Ella is 20yrs old and lives in the Perth suburb of Kardinya

melissa munoz escobar



Melissa Munoz Escobar is a 23 year old Colombian actor, living in Perth since 2011. Melissa is a powerful and passionate performer, with an interest in musical theatre.

She has featured in a wide range of productions, including "Hail Mary" and "Anything Goes". Melissa wants to continue to grow as an actor and sees this production as a stepping stone in the evolution of her craft.

As well as being an energetic and compelling actor, she is also a very talented singer/songwriter and is part of the rock band “Sugar State”.

jacob wehr murphy



Jacob performed at Stage Coach doing acting, singing and dancing from a young age, he travelled to Los Angeles to tour with Young Actors Space (YAS) and went to the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and completed a Diploma in contemporary music at the age of 18.

Now he is at Murdoch University studying a Bachelor of Drama and Education, whilst continuing to act in many shows.

Of the current show, the thriller “The Hostage” Jacob has said “it has been incredibly exciting to work on. I would describe it as something you could watch repeatedly and discover something new each time”.


Jacob Wehr-Murphy is 21 years old and lives in the suburb of Murdoch.

jason tolj



Jason Tolj is relatively new to theatre. He has a burning intensity and a powerful stage presence.

Currently studying Theatre & Drama at Murdoch University, Jason has performed in various productions including Anton Chekhov's The Proposal, Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and most recently Tim Brain’s The Hostage 

Deriving from a background in music performance and production, he is also pursuing a double degree in Sound to broaden his production skillsets so as to eventually pursue original compositions and scoring for himself and other artists. Undertaking numerous theatrical technical roles in design and operation has also given Jason a broad experience for all aspects of theatrical production and he looks forward to more performance roles onstage and branching out into original playwriting 


Jason Tolj is 34 years old and lives in the suburb of Coolbellup.



tim brain



Many, many years ago he studied theatre at Murdoch University, back in the eighties and got a degree in Theatre and Media, then in the nineties, with his wife, they started their own company called From The Hip Productions. They do all kinds of things – theatre work, film work, they put a feature film together which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, they’ve done a variety of plays, worked with companies like 20th Century Fox, Sony and Disney and pitched movie ideas to Hollywood studios.


Eventually, though Tim just wanted to come back to theatre, so when the opportunity came up he came back to teaching and has never really looked back. He really enjoys working with students and helping them get better, that’s what it’s all about.


He hopes to provide young theatre makers with opportunities, to allow them to grow and experiment and really that’s what this piece is about – providing these actors the opportunity to show everybody what they can do