Greg Aitken

Gregory Aitken began his professional acting career in 1974 with an Arts Council of NSW tour, Hot Line, Cool Image. After moving to the Northern Rivers he toured the region in NORPA’s first production, Lilies of The Paddock in 1993. Then followed a series of roles with NORPA in The Cars That Ate Paris (Perth Festival 1995), Metamorphosis, No Sugar and Too Young For Ghosts. With Theatre North he toured with Deluge (Adelaide Fringe Festival 1994). He acted opposite Derren Nesbitt in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at Lismore City Hall.

When Northern Rivers professional acting work dried up, Gregory began nineteen years in creative arts administration at NORPA, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium, the Byron Community Centre and the Byron Bay International Film Festival which he began in 2005. The Drill Hall Theatre Company provided an opportunity for Gregory to return to acting in 2009. He has appeared in Competitive Tenderness, Uncle Vanya, Honk If You are Jesus, Pig Iron People and A Rod Gibson Retrospective. Gregory adapted and acted in Caldera and was the supervising director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He co-wrote and co-directed The Ballad of Edgar and Mary (with Claude Gonzalez) for the Drill Hall’s Centenary and directed and acted in Louis Nowra’s The Incorruptible in February 2017. Later in that year he was a production manager and actor in the international co-production and tour to Cardiff, Wales, of Do Not Go Gentle. Gregory is a founding member of The Campfire Collective.

Film: Journey Among Women, Breakup.

ABC Television: Flash Nick from Jindavick, Peaches Gold, Flashes from the Front.

Greg is playing the role of Mark Colvin.

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