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Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Briden

Actor / Improvisor

Height
180cm / 5ft 11in
Birthdate
8 February 1968 (50 this year)
Eye Colour
Brown
Hair Colour
Black/Grey
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Other Accents
Australian, RP English, Scottish, Irish, German, French, Spanish, Southern US
Vocal Range
Bass/Baritone/Tenor
Ethnicity
European
Location
Christchurch
Highlights:

Several years of intensive improvisation training and performance

Experience

Theatre

2017 Secrets Various Dir. Bobbi Block, Philadelphia, US
2016 Weird Tales of Midwinter Henry NO Productions, Dir. David Allen, Christchurch, NZ
2015 - 2016 Multiple Improvisation Shows Improvisor Impulse Theatre, Dir. Jonathan Briden, Christchurch, NZ
2000 - 2015 Multiple Improvisation Shows Improviser Dir. Ivan Chew, Cindy Tonkin, Jonathan Briden, Dennis Cahill, Pete Lea, Richard Bennett, Sydney, Australia

Feature Film

2016 The Stolen Extra Stolen Lights NZ Limited, Dir. Niall Johnson, Christchurch, NZ
2016 The Changeover Extra Dir. Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie, Christchurch, NZ

Community Theatre

2016 The Mighty Little Puppet Show Actor/Puppeteer Dir. Caitlin Yoland, Canberra, Australia
2015 Blackadder II Edmund Blackadder Canterbury Repertory Theatre, Dir. Dimitri Gibara, Christchurch, NZ

Web Series

2009 Frank and Dale Jase AggMedia, Dir. Richard Bennett, Sydney, Australia
2007 Bonny and Clyde Mikey AggMedia, Dir. Richard Bennett, Sydney, Australia

Short Film

2015 Fingerpainting Dr. Buttner International Film School, Dir. Hazel Annikki Savolainen, Sydney, Australia
2002 Socks Evan Siles Dir. Mark Gamlin, Sydney, Australia

Training & Education

2017 The Actors Lab Peter Feeney
2017 Secrets of Improvisation Bobbi Block, Philadelphia, US
2017 Acting Workshop Jennifer Ward-Lealand
2017 Comedy Acting Workshop Danny Mulheron
2016 Performance Class Jared Corbin, Court Theatre, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Improvising as an Actor David Razowsky, Los Angeles, US. Christchurch, NZ
2016 The Work of Viola Spolin Gary Schwartz, Improv Odyssey, Seattle. Canberra, Australia
2016 L'Improbable Keng-Sam Chane Chick Te, Improvisateur, Reunion Island. Canberra, Australia
2016 The Beat David Razowsky, Los Angeles. Canberra, Australia
2016 Ant Power Beatrix Brunschko, Theater im Bahnhof, Graz, Austria. Canberra, Australia
2016 Mighty Little Puppets Caitlin Yoland and Robert Lloyd. Canberra, Australia
2016 Improv Intensive Joe Bill, Magnet Theatre, New York. Canberra, Australia
2016 Mask Performance Masterclass Steve Jarand, Loose Moose Theatre, Calgary. Christchurch, NZ
2016 Improvise What You Know Bobbi Block, Tongue and Groove Theatre, Philadelphia. Christchurch, NZ
2016 Creativity in Corrections Uta Plate, Goethe-Institut, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Improvention Workshops Various. Canberra, Australia
2013 Screen Acting Marti Keefer, Sydney Screen Actors' Group, Sydney, Australia
2013 Advanced Screen Acting Alan Nurthen, The Screen Actor's Workshop, Sydney, Australia
2013 Intermediate Screen Acting Alan Nurthen, The Screen Actor's Workshop, Sydney, Australia