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Adam Dear is an Australian theatre-maker who began his artistic journey as an actor, working in film, television and theatre. Now, with over 25 years in the industry, Dear focuses on directing, writing and teaching, consistently creating innovative work and preparing performers for the next phase of their careers.


Master of Arts in Theatre Directing

East 15 Acting School, London, England

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance

University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Advanced Diploma in Creative Arts
C3 College, Sydney, Australia

Theatre Directing (selected credits)

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (outdoors) – Director

The Berry Patch & Small Wonder Wines, Tasmania AU [2023] 

Lifeline by Adam Page - Assistant Director

ADC Theatre, Cambridge UK [2023]

Milk Honey by Adam Dear - Director

The Hope Theatre, London UK [2022]

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (musical) by Sue Townsend, adapted by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary – Assistant Director 

Queens Theatre, Hornchurch UK [2022]


The Snow Angel of Antarctica by Vicki Connerty – Co-director

The Terminal, Factory Theatre, Sydney AU [2022]


Sunday in the Park with James – Deviser & Director 

East 15 Dance Studio, Loughton UK [2022]


17 / 216 / 7 – Deviser & Director 

East 15 Dance Studio, Loughton UK [2022]

Sally by Nick Subjak – Director

Tom Mann Theatre, Sydney AU [2021]


Through the Valley by Adam Dear – Director

C3 Theatre, Sydney AU [2017]


Easter by August Strindberg –  Assistant Director

C3 Theatre, Sydney AU [2016]​​

                                                                                                               Acting Teacher

Find Your Way Drama Academy, Devonport AU

Geneva Christian College, Devonport AU

 Identity School of Acting, London UK

Speak with Confidence, Sydney AU

 Kids Up Front Drama Academy, Sydney AU

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Sydney AU

   Professional Acting (selected credits)

Feature Film - Everything in Between - Derek

Feature Film - 1500 Steps - Samuel Mcloughlin

Feature Film - Trust - XYZ Agent                                                                                             Stage - The Ghost Sonata - Baron Skanskorg & The Dead Man

Opera Australia Workshop, Sydney and the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

Stage - Whiteley - Lucian Freud - Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Stage - Lord of the Flies - Eric - Subiaco Arts Centre, Perth                                                  Stage - Bite-Size - Theo, Edward, Brett, and Vulcan - IPAN Theatre, Sydney

MV - Kathryn Rollins, Reckless - Male Lead

MV - Sons of Alamo, Runaway - Male Lead

TVC – M4 Freeway - Male Lead

TVC - Elementelle Probiotics - Male Lead

TVC - Indeed - Male Lead

TVC - Society One - Dane

TVC - Telstra "Nice" - Male Lead

TVC - McDonald's "Shout ya Mates" - Male Lead

TVC - KFC Cricket - Featured Parent


         Performance Art

                                                                        Thoroughly Modern Man - Deviser & Performer

Expeceptions - Deviser & Performer

Secrets in the Shadows - Deviser & Director

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