Lyn Pierse | Biography

Lyn Pierse Graduated NIDA ‘83. Stage credits include; Heaven Help Us & Roberto Zucco at Old Fitzroy,The Pigeons for Griffin Independent, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Judy in The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show, The Women Of Lockerbie, Rex Cramphorne’s Measure For Measure, Mum and the Sphinx in the Australian Premier Berkoff’s, Greek, Neil Armfield’s Season At Sarsaparilla & The Conquests of Carmen Miranda for STCSA, Nick Enright’s original Summer Rain.

Film credits include; Lovestruck Murray Fahey’s 2016 Improvised Feature, The ATM Tropfest finalist 2016, Webseries Skinford,The Bench Project. For TV; How Not To Behave, Rake,The Balmoral Protection Society, All Saints, Home and Away, Pam Coghlan in Going Home for SBS.

In the 1980s and 90s as her alter ego Sr. Mary Leonard, Lyn hosted many Theatresports® finals,charity and corporate events with massive audience numbers at venues such as; Sydney Opera House, Enmore, Belvoir, QPAC Expo ’88 Brisbane, Playhouse Adelaide Festival, Darling Harbour Convention Centre. She wrote and appeared in ‘Write it Down and Don’t Forget It! at Belvoir and standup gigs at Harold Park, Cat and Fiddle,Tokyo British Club, Comics at The Cross AFL Club and The Virgin Sacrifice introducing budding comics. Sr. Mary Leonard’s TV appearances include Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton & ABC TV’s Big Gig and Kaleidoscope  TVNZ.

A veteran Theatresports® Champion and known as the Godmother of Australian Theatresports,  Lyn has staged extravaganzas, charity events, Theatresports® galas and finals including Celebrity Theatresports®, Cranston Cup Finals, Improvised Shakespeare Much Ado About Impro  for NAPCAN, Ridiculous for SIDS, at the Sydney Opera House, Enmore, State Theatre, NIDA Playhouse, EXPO Brisbane, and Adelaide Festival. She has taught a generation of actors, stand ups and teachers; NIDA 22 years, UNESCO Chair Romania, Drama NSW, at Eisteddfods and workshops. As Theatresports® National Coach for Belvoir she pioneered Theatresports® teaching in theatres,  universities and schools   across Australia, New Zealand and Japan. She currently teaches Improvisation and Acting at ACA, HUB, ISA and AIM Drama. 2015 & 16 she co- directed  ’Shakespeare Interactive’ for Young Australia Workshop. She is the author of the widely studied text.

Improvisation: the Guide and the director of Improcorp Australia corporate and Improvisation training. www.improvisation.com.au


Lyn is thrilled to be working for ‘Sport For Jove’  with this wonderful cast.
To be given an opportunity to play Chekov is a gift. To work with her much respected friend and collogue Kevin Jackson, is truly a privilege.

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