In January, Courtney was honoured to join with acclaimed director and activist Benita de Wit, on an incredibly important project. Benita is filming one person, for every one of the 536 men detained on Manus Island, who were denied entry into Australia, as asylum seekers.
"Asylum seekers who come by boat without a visa are denied settlement in Australia. They are taken to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, where they face mandatory detention. Many of these refugees have been detained for over 4 years whilst waiting for a solution. They often face shortages of food and water, inadequate medical attention and high rates of mental illness. We are filming one person for every man detained on Manus Island." - director Benita de Wit.
To support this project, head to https://manusproject.com/.
Courtney is incredibly proud to have directed these three talented actors in Throwing Shade Theatre Company's production of The Caretaker by Harold Pinter.
The show had wonderful responses, from audiences and critics alike, and the entire team are delighted and thankful for such a warm reception.
For reviews and more info, check out:
Courtney is incredibly proud of her work in Australian web series God's 17, and the awards and nominations the series has received have been humbling! God's 17 has won Best Screenplay at the Baltimore Web Festival, and has been officially selected into the Open World Toronto Film Festival.
Courtney is so proud to have acted in, and been part of the writing team for, God's 17, and its successes are a reflection of the cast and crew's hard work over the last year and a half. A huge congrats to all involved!
Matron Mama Morton is one of the dream musical theatre roles, and Courtney is absolutely honoured to have had the opportunity to play her. Playing across from Kristina McNamara (Velma), Erin Carlton (Roxie), Gavin Brightwell (Billy Flynn), Jared Pallesen (Mary Sunshine), Scott Dias (Amos), and Luke Davis (MC), was a joy - an experience Courtney will never forget.
Photos by Grant Leslie (www.grantleslie.com.au)
God's 17 has been awarded Best Screenplay at the Seoul Web Fest! The whole team are thrilled to have won this prestigious award, and give their thanks to Seoul Web Fest. The full list of award winners can be found here: https://goo.gl/pgvMWq
God's 17 has also been included in the Official Selection for:
Minnesota Web Fest
Downtown LA Film Festival
Fuengirola Web Festival
To keep up to date with God's 17, find them at www.facebook.com/gods17
Courtney was absolutely thrilled to be asked to co-host Ewan Spence's Edinburgh Fringe Radio Show. Courtney has guested on the show during past Fringes, and she had an absolute blast joining Ewan in the co-host's chair!
To download the podcasts, you can find them here: https://goo.gl/wkeXVy
or on iTunes here: https://goo.gl/rjTn4E
Courtney is humbled, honoured, and absolutely thrilled to have been cast as Matron Mama Morton in Willoughby Theatre Company's Chicago. It has been Courtney's dream to be a part of this show, and feels privileged to be included in such a formidable cast. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.willoughbytheatreco.com.au/on-show-book-tickets/chicago www.willoughbytheatreco.com.au/on-show-book-tickets/chicago
Courtney's next project, Fruity & The Tweet, has been selected by Timeout Edinburgh, and LGBT Youth Scotland, as their top pick for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
You can find Timeout's article here: https://goo.gl/5Lb5xf
And LGBT Youth Scotland's article here: https://goo.gl/TqRr8A
Courtney is honoured to have been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, for her work in God's 17, for the Seoul Web Fest (the only Web Festival in all of Asia). God's 17 has also been nominated for Best Comedy, Best Screenplay, and Best Ensemble Cast. The whole team are looking forward to the awards, to be held in August.