Ladylike Theatre Collective


the collective

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Eliza Oliver

Eliza is a graduate of the 2014 class of Actors from the Flinders Drama Centre and studied screenwriting and playwriting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Eliza works as an actor professionally in Sydney, Adelaide and New York. She writes theatre alongside and for The Old 505, ATYP, STCSA, Belvoir and her favourite, queer, feminist company Ladylike Theatre Collective.

 Eliza dabbles in poetry and makes silly jewellry. She likes to wear fun outfits and drink black coffee. Eliza's work is often camp and big - she likes this style because she likes to laugh and also she likes glitter. One day she would like to travel into space with her two dogs Walter and Edgar. 


Annabel Matheson

Annabel completed her acting training at Flinders University Drama Centre, graduating with First Class Honours and a University Medal in 2014. That same year, Annabel was nominated for the Bendigo/Adelaide Bank Award for the top graduate of Helpmann Academy partner schools. 

Onstage, Annabel has worked with: State Theatre Company SA, Sydney Theatre Company, isthisyours?, ActNow Theatre, Foul Play Theatre, and of course with Ladylike.

In rehearsal rooms and living rooms, she has worked on developing theatre with and by: Chrissie Page, Tiny Bricks, State Theatre Company, and of course with Ladylike.

Annabel works many odd jobs, including tutoring and teaching acting, and being a standardised patient for students at Flinders Uni and Uni SA. She also spends a lot of time organising all her unemployed time in her diary, reading poetry, patting cats and dogs, listening to 80s music, and cooking potato for the people she loves.

Teddy, Lachy, and Annabel, in development for  Hang In There Baby.

Teddy, Lachy, and Annabel, in development for Hang In There Baby.

The current LTC collective also includes our friends:

  • Actor and resident Errand Boy/Social Media Manager Lachlan Barnett.

  • Director and dramaturg Teddy Dunn.

  • Resident photographer and design consult Olivia Zanchetta.

  • And our friends Chiara Gabrielli, Andreas Lohmeyer, and Rebecca Mayo.

We have also had been lucky enough to work with State Theatre Company SA and the Flinders University Drama Centre. We're also great friends with ActNow Theatre.

We've previously received support for our work through the Helpmann Academy and Carclew Youth Arts.