Eden Tregear, Sunshine Coast Theatre Fest Youth $1,000 Bursary Recipient
Pictured here with CTP President David Coleman @ the 2017 AGM
Eden first discovered acting at the age of 10 with Little Seed Theatre Company, and a life-long passion was born. Her first performance was Gracious, in “Goodness Gracious”. She has since performed in lead and minor roles in productions of “Peter Pan”, “Grease the musical”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Fantasists”, “Alice Dreaming”, “Jungle Book”, and more. “Even having a minor role means you can play around and turn it into whatever you want”, she said.
In Eden’s recent comedic performance, of “Australian Drama”, for which she was awarded CTP’s $1,000 Youth Bursary by Adjudicator Lucas Stibbard, she played the role of Helena, a foreigner on exchange. The things she most enjoys about acting is the rewarding reactions from the audience and the feeling you get once you’ve successfully completed a play. Whether you’re the wicked, cheeky fairy or a confused foreign tourist, she loves to play around with any character.
Eden intends to put the bursary towards furthering her education in drama – possibly a course or workshop.