Pandemic Inspires New Opportunities For Emerging Artists

Hills Shire locals Tamara Lee Bailey and Josephine Lee are rising stars to watch in the theatre and screen world.

The emerging directors and actors – and proud women of colour – are completing a Director Mentorship Program run by the award-winning theatre company, Sport for Jove.

As part of the eight-week program, they’ve been learning “on the job skills” while working on the company’s latest production of As You Like It, which is playing at the historic Bella Vista Farm, in Sydney’s north-west, from December 11 – 30.

Both Tamara and Josie are excited to return to the stage and bring the light-hearted Shakespearean comedy to life, especially after the 106-day Greater Sydney lockdown which saw many industries, including the arts, completely shut down and leave people without work.