In the Company of Actors (2006)

In the Company of Actors
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 15mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords behind the scenes, performance, showbiz, stage play, theater
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ian Darling Director n/a 2 2000001
James McKay Actor n/a 1 1000014
Eric Duffy Actor n/a 1 1000013
Nick Schlieper Actor n/a 1 1000012
Ian Darling Producer n/a 3 3000001
Simon Smith Camera n/a 120798 6000001
Leo Sullivan Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Alan John Music n/a 120781 8000001
Sally Fryer Editor n/a 172 7000001
Fiona Crombie Actor n/a 1 1000011
Mary Macrae Actor n/a 1 1000010
Hugo Weaving Actor n/a 1 1000004
Aden Young Actor n/a 1 1000003
Robyn Nevin Actor n/a 1 1000002
Justine Clarke Actor n/a 1 1000005
Anthony Weigh Actor n/a 1 1000006
Andrew Upton Actor n/a 1 1000009
Annie Byron Actor n/a 1 1000008
Julie Hamilton Actor n/a 1 1000007
Cate Blanchett Actor n/a 1 1000001
In 2004, a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler by writer Andrew Upton premiered to great acclaim at the Sydney Theatre Company. Almost two years later, the original performers--Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Justine Clarke, Anthony Weigh, Aden Young, Julie Hamilton, Annie Byron--begin preparing for the presentation of the STC's production at the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The documentary follows the process from the first readings where every word is analyzed and questioned, to the rehearsals where movements and gestures are recalled or re-determined, and finally the performance. Gives a rare look at the creative process involved in shaping a production, with actors, director Robyn Nevin and stage technicians working closely together. Demonstrates that behind every seemingly effortless performance is a complex, detailed, technical and exhausting process.