Leah Pellinkhof

Leah Pellinkhof

Leah is a writer, director, actor and producer of both theatre and film. With work ranging from Shakespeare to stand-up comedy, she has a long history and interest in a variety of performance forms and a deep commitment to the development and production of original work.

Her original productions have scored her many accolades in her home town of Brisbane. The Works of William Shakespeare (BY CHICKS) was acknowledged with a Dell'Arte award for best play, the Matilda-award-nominated My Pet Human also won her a Dell'Arte Award for favourite playwright. Her short film Chook and Maureen won the Tropical Alternative Film Festival Award and many of her productions have received rave reviews, sell out seasons and audience acclaim.

Her writing credits include the short films Count The Ways & Lingerie Lunacy, the web series Queersland, and the plays Shakespeare’s Girly bits and Hamilton Hall: The Musical She also co-wrote Tuckshop: The Musical, Macbeth for Wayward Girls, Holding Hands In Public and Bump (with Julie Bray).

Leah holds an Advanced Diploma in Acting, a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Film and Television and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, the latter being another of her passions. She is an encouraging, engaging, and nurturing performing arts teacher, having worked at various acting schools in Brisbane for over a decade and more recently at Sydney Theatre School and at NIDA Open. She is passionate about developing emerging talent, entertaining audiences, working with actors and telling stories that both challenge and inspire.


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