Zed Hopkins

Actor / Artist / Creative
 

About Me

Zed Hopkins is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily as an actor, director and collaborator. His work has taken him from his hometown of Brisbane (Australia) all the way to Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and Singapore. As a current student of Pomona College in California, Zed is studying a liberal arts degree with a major in Theatre and a double minor in Visual Art and Media Studies. 

 

Zed has a wealth of experience as an actor, writer, producer and director, both onstage and on camera. His most recent work has seen him touring a one-man show around Singapore and Australia as well as producing a hybrid art exhibition in his hometown of Brisbane. 

 

Zed is currently working on several ventures in the realms of social media and hybrid performance and is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and/or contribute to both local and international projects. 

 

If you are interested in collaborating with Zed, please use the contact link provided.  

 

Current Projects

THE CREATION COLLECTIVE

The creative collective is a collaborative project between Zed and his childhood friend Darren Reilly aiming to document the process of creation and education through a range of creative projects and inspiring conversation.

RAW. 

After two sold out shows is Brisbane in 2017 the hybrid art exhibition RAW. is set to be staged in Los Angeles in late 2018. A collaboration between 10 artists from around the world, RAW. is a truly unique creative experience, blurring the lines between creator and audience.

WELCOME TO MANHOOD

Welcome to Manhood is a one-man show developed in association with Giovanni Ortega and Method Productions (Singapore). Created after several workshops with Yoshito Ohno, a Butoh teacher in Tokyo, this show explores the synthesis of eastern and western theatrical techniques to challenge our contemporary definitions of masculinity. 

 

Education

2018

LONDON DRAMATIC ACADEMY

A semester long study abroad program at one of London’s leading acting conservatories. Training included Meisner technique, Stanislavsky technique, Shakespeare, Butoh, Stage Combat, Period Dance, Movement, Voice & Dialect, Audition and Alexander Technique.

Achievements:

Chosen for public performances in partnership with Hampton Court Palace

2016  -  2020 

POMONA COLLEGE

Major: Theatre

Minor: Media Studies/Visual Art

GPA: 3.94/4

Courses include: Intermediate Acting, Directing, Lighting Design, Macroeconomics, Computer Science, Intro to Media Studies, Into to Gender and Women studies, Ancient Philosophy, Drugs and the Brain, Acting for Film/TV, Black and White Photography, Digital Photography, Installation Art, Dramatic Imagination

Achievements:

Summer Research Grant recipient [2017]

Theatre department award

Academic excellence award (Top 25%)

Featured on college website and social media platforms 

Published work in 'Essay' [2017] 

2013  -  2015

QUEENSLAND ACADEMY FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

IB 43

Focus: Theatre & Film 

Training Included: Theatre & Film history, Film theory, Theatre criticism, Film criticism, Meisner technique, Shakespeare & Ancient Greek performance, Directing, Writing, Butoh, Devised performance, Film production, Lighting, Editing.

Achievements:

DUX award for highest achieving graduating student

Theatre Achievement award

Creative Innovation and Vision Award

Student Leader (2014)

QUT Student Leader

La Boite Theatre Company Ambassador

 

Contact Me

170 E. Sixth St

Claremont, CA 91711

zed.hopkins@gmail.com
Tel: +1 (909) 929 9884

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