In 2015, Georgia spent four months volunteering with the Borderlines Department of the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme (an award-winning initiative using theatre in social contexts). Working as a drama facilitator with vulnerable communities and in Appetite Stoke’s Big Feast Festival led her to become passionate about the therapeutic aspect of storytelling; everyone is on their own journey and has a personal story worth listening to. In this age of technology and consumerism she feels that communities are fading away – and with them, our ability to listen to those stories. Spending her free time exploring the New Vic Theatre, she developed a fascination with the theatre’s in-the-round style and documentary theatre productions. Her dissertation project (The Excuse of Fiction: The Importance of Performative Play in Improving Mental Health, Communication, and the Future of Society) and her time at the New Vic have hugely informed her creative process of playing, listening, and communicating.
Her training includes:
Close Up: Filmbase Talent Development Scheme, Filmbase, June & July 2017 (Under the direction of Marian Quinn, Graham Cantwell, Ciaran Creagh, Ronan Burke, and Gerry Stembridge)
Intro to Stage Combat, Flying Turtle Productions, July 18-19th 2016 (Taught by Stav Dvorkin).
Drama & Theatre Studies BA Hons, Trinity College Dublin, 2012-16 (Specialising in Acting under Eric Weitz and Andrea Ainsworth).
Youth Theatre Company, Gaiety School of Acting Cork, 2010-11.
Young Gaiety Saturday School, Gaiety School of Acting Cork, 2009-10.
Acting for Camera, Gaiety School of Acting Cork, week-long course, 2009.