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Image:  Tammy Anderson,  I Don’t Wanna Play House

Image: Tammy Anderson, I Don’t Wanna Play House

I recently appeared in The Sapphires playing Kay’s mum, a cameo in a brilliant, timeless piece of work. And I’m still performing my one-woman show, I Don’t Wanna Play House, which is in its 12th year. That’s been my biggest achievement artistically. Theatre changes lives.

I’m also the face of AGL, playing the character ‘Jenny’ in a national advertising campaign. I’m everywhere—posters, newspapers, TV, the lot! And I’ve just completed a placement program at Malthouse Theatre. It’s been a fantastic experience, learning new skills in administration, co-ordinating projects and being a part of a hard-working, passionate creative team.

I’ve just been commissioned to write my first children’s book. Through my little characters readers will get a taste of what it is like to be Aboriginal in suburbia. And I’m also in the process of writing a new work for the stage, The Waterhole. It is a collection of good yarns accompanied by amber ales from my travels across this rugged country. I’ve been on the road for a long time and the stories I’ve heard and characters I’ve met together make a work of art!

I am constantly taking on new challenges, being part of readings/ creative developments, facilitating workshops or presenting at festivals and events. Every day I fill my soul artistically.

Tammy Anderson is an actress, writer, director and recipient of The Uncle Jack Charles Award and The Uncle Bob Maza Award. She graduated from Swinburne University and The John Bolton Theatre School. She has been active in the arts for 20 years.

RealTime issue #111 Oct-Nov 2012 pg. 24

© Tammy Anderson; for permission to reproduce apply to realtime@realtimearts.net

9 October 2012
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