Rizzie RotunnoCeliaIn her first ever Shakespeare play, Rizzie is absolutely geeked to be playingCelia! Previously, Rizzie has taken part in many musicals including Annie, OurHouse, Honk Jr. and Waterdale’s Third Wheel. Rizzie also has an extensivebackground in music, studying piano and singing from a young age andrecently has endeavoured to fumble around with the guitar. Outside of theatre,she spends most of her time watching movies and shamefully reviewing themon letterboxd. She hopes that from this reimagining of 'As You Like It', audiencemembers will see Shakespeare's comedic side and writing genius!Natalie TorcasoOliviaNatalie is a secondary school teacher in Dance and Drama, specialising in VCEDance. She has completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts; Dance/Drama and has aMaster’s in Teaching (Deakin). A highlight for Natalie has been teaching at aprestigious Performing Arts Camp, Frenchwoods, in the New York Catskills.Natalie was seen last on stage 5 years ago, playing Betty in Purely PensiveProductions of ‘The Crucible.’ In between she has been nominated for a GuildAward for choreographing Loyola’s 2019 ‘The Addams Family’. Natalie recentlyco-directed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Salesian College, Sunbury. She isthrilled to have been cast with the challenging role of Olivia!Kristopher WardhanaCharles / William / HymenKris always had an interest in performing and for some reason, the movie“Spy Kids” is what started it all when he first saw it as a child. Waterdale holdsa special place in Kris’ heart as it was his first theatre company he was a partof, playing the role of “Newt Lee” in the musical ‘Parade’. Since then, he hasbeen involved in many Waterdale productions including ‘Ragtime’, ‘TheProducers’ and ‘Third Wheel’.Katherine WilliamsRosalindKatherine has loved performing since she was 3 years old, and is overjoyed tobe joining Waterdale for her first show with the company.She graduated from 16th Street Actor‘s Studio in 2019, where she gavespecial focus to working on Shakespeare’s texts. She has previously ledCroydon Parish Player’s production of Stories in the Dark as Anna, and hasappeared in multiple short films. She loves to sing, dance, play piano (well)and guitar (badly).
A pastoral comedy featuring one of Shakespeare’s greatest femaleprotagonists and the legendary “All the World’s a Stage” speech. After herfather, Duke Senior, is usurped and banished by her uncle, Duke Frederick,Rosalind is kept at court as a companion for her cousin Celia. WhenRosalind is put under suspicion for being a traitor due to showing favour tothe son of one of Frederick’s old enemies, Orlando, she is banished. Shedisguises herself as a man and flees with Celia and the Duke’s foolTouchstone to the forest of Arden where her father resides. Complicationsarise when she discovers that Orlando has also fled to Arden to escape hisjealous and murderous sister, and is openly pining for Rosalind. Disguisedas a man, she tests Orlando by teaching him in the ways of love and wooing.Matters are complicated further when she attempts to advocate for thelovesick Silvia to her cold-hearted love Phebe, who instead falls in love withthe disguised Rosalind.Romance, reconciliation, fantastical escapades ending in a quadruplewedding ensue!GuitarDemetrius KiriakidisBassHarry CollecuttDrumsAlexander MeagherViolinScarlett Osborne