Music Theatre performance and traning (acting, theatre, Shakespeare, naturalism)
Margot Fenley trained as an actor at the VCA. Her performance work includes productions for the Victorian Arts Centre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Windmill Performing Arts, Darlinghurst Theatre, The Stables, HotHouse, forty-five downstairs, Theatreworks, Napier Street and La Mama amongst others, performing works by writers as diverse as Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Stephen Sewell, Howard Barker and many new Australian works. Television credits include Killing Time, City Homicide, Blue Heelers, Shock Jock, Raw FM, Mercury, Janus and Neighbours, where she had a recurring role for eighteen months. In addition, Margot has directed a number of productions as a teaching-director, as well as multiple seasons of Macbeth for MTC’s Education program and more recently Evan Lever’s cabaret This Time and David Williamson’s Third World Blues for Company 11, a company of VCA Music Theatre graduates. Margot has taught widely and currently teaches acting and acting through song in the BFA (Music Theatre). She has been Head of Music Theatre since 2012 and has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1991. Margot is completing a Master of Fine Arts, researching the relationship of acting Shakespeare and acting in music theatre and the implications of developing those connections for music theatre training.