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Playing On Series 2: MBRYO


MBRYO is the genius behind the theme music for The Players and also writes some very special compositions for us such as the runway music created for Henri's fashion show for Flora. In this, our first episode of Playing On for 2019 Samsara has sits down for a chat with him at The Ambitious Act Cafe to talk about their collaboration and also his background and other artistic projects.


In 2018 mbryo (Matt Brown) worked with the Horrendus team with an original score inspired by Byzantine chant, medieval instrumentation and a splash of distortion.  Also at the Comedy Festival last year, his music featured in Rod Lara’s Banjo at the Spiegeltent. 2017 saw mbryo working with Illumi-Nation Theatre on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Daniel Keene’s Lost: 5 , and with Owl and Cat Theatre for Erasers, INT, A Very Modern Marriage, Asylum and A Matter Of Life And Death, amongst others.  For the screen his credits include Black Death (Global Mana Foundation),  Lifting Clouds (Medea Films), Polyamor and Wish (Kamizai Films) and The Phantom Frequency (NYFA).  His interest in gaming and interactivity has led to working with Arludo on educational mobile games and, previously, with Tentative Games on Lamb Slam. Trained at La Trobe University, mbryo incorporates numerous styles, including art and orchestral music, metal, blues and electro with a textural focus.  He also creates interactive, aleatoric audio/visual works for his band 'XIBE8' utilising computer and voice.



CHAPTER 23: The Catchy Barrier

CHAPTER 23 The Catchy Barrier LISTEN HERE Scene 1: The Recovery (Part 2) Brick goes over to build bridges with Kirana who has just finished her set at the Bistro.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Justin Groves
Scene 2: The Catch Up It is two weeks later and Ruby drops in at the end of rehearsal to check in with Michael about how rehearsals are going.
FEATURING: Axle Gunn and Maree Shefford
Scene 3: The Barriers Ruby has invited Edward to the Bistro to explain to him how things are going to be.
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Maree Shefford
Scene 4: The Extension Ruby and Edward meet up in Ruby's office to have  Skype call with Flora
FEATURING:  Scott Knight and Maree Shefford

CHAPTER 22: The Recovered Reading

Scene 1: The Reading The cast of Richard III prepare for the round table script reading
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo. 
Scene 2: The Reading (cont.) The script read through continues
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo.
Scene 3: The Recovery Brick and Michael get together for a drink at the Bistro bar after a very long day.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Axle Gunn


In 2019 the role of Kirana has been taken over by Jo Boyd as we sadly had to say goodbye to Gabrielle Reiher at Christmas. Gabrielle has gone on to focus on other exciting opportunities. You may remember Jo from filling in the role of Ruby Drummond when Maree Shefford was a bit poorly. When we realised we needed a new Kirana we didn't have to look far at all. Welcome to the team Jo!!!

Jo Boyd is playing the role of Kirana
Jo is a mother, a grandmother and a small business owner and also really enjoys modelling and creative photography. She has a real passion for acting which has steered her toward film and podcasting and in all of this she relishes a good challenge! Jo's films include The Last Hope, To Love Somebody, Dark Night of the Zomboogies, Blue, Faberge Black, and The Faceless Man. She is currently filming Of Course God Is Italian. Jo also featured in the music video Which Witch is Which. Jo would love to take on more featured speaking roles and extras work.