ACTOR & CREW ON-SET WELFARE
Entertainment Industry Welfare
Steph is a leading specialist in intimacy and performance welfare coordination, production and on-set welfare education and planning, and a well-known acting coach and counsellor. With 28 years industry experience she is a WAAPA Graduate in Acting, has a degree in Performance Directing, has a Post Grad in Psychotherapy, and a Masters in Counselling. Her research and development of industry welfare practices has been globally recognised and her multi-skilled knowledge deeply informs her bespoke industry services.
Steph has been a leader in safe and ethical performance practices since 2015. Steph founded and registered the first Intimacy Coordinators Australia with her ICA Facebook page being the first Australian educator of this role. She has taught on intimacy at WAAPA, JMC Academy and the National Theatre Drama School and IC’d on several projects, including attachments during Covid19 on TV series 5 Bedrooms for Paramount +, the feature Petrol for Arenamedia, the film Prawn for Ella Carey, with further projects slated for 2021.
Production and On-Set Welfare is respectful to cultural, age, ethnic and gender diversities. A cast and crew wellbeing framework is integrated within production settings to create a supportive workplace community. Covid set welfare with mental health risk aversion plans, mental health first aid and HOD welfare training, appropriate performer welfare care or intimacy coordination during are vital tools for production success during the Covid 19 pandemic and beyond.
"Steph is a leader in her field..." HUGH JACKMAN, OAM.
ACTOR & SCENE COACHING
Role & Scene Coaching
Steph’s deep understanding of actors, acting methods and shaping performance is comprehensive. Steph expertly guides actors to discover their most honest performances through holistic, engaged coaching. Steph’s understanding of acting craft and acting psychology is world class, with testimonials from the likes of Hugh Jackman and a network of directors and actors.
Steph teaches actors how to be ‘job fit’. Her empathic, understanding and respectful care of actors supports them in the integrated challenges of their work and personal life. Steph’s network of associates forms a complete health care team for actors and she works with production companies to provide set-based actor wellbeing supports.
Steph supports actors and performers to engage in positive habits and coping mechanisms to build career and on-set resilience. Vulnerability sits at the core of an actor’s craft while resilience sits as a necessity for their careers. Steph expertly helps actor’s tackle issues of confidence, performance anxiety, emotional and mental health barriers to enable performers to feel professionally and personally empowered.