After 20 years as Head of Drama at Sandringham College and 9 years as Director of Performing Arts at Mount Scopus College, Victorian Teacher of the Year in 1995 in Victoria, Charles founded Theatrica in 2006 with Megan Searle.
Charles continued his love of directing and producing and much appreciated mentoring of past and present students and other performing arts professionals. And in 2013 was awared with the Who's Who's "Professional of the Year representing the Arts, Media and Entertainment Industry".
Charles sadly passed away suddenly in December 2015. He has left a legacy of love, kindest and passion for people, education and the Arts. He will always be remembered through the amazing work he has done with so very many people across the world.
Melanie has been an active and passionate member within the performing arts community for many years. She started her career as a trained actor/singer appearing on Australian Film and TV as well as performing and staging shows locally and overseas.
Her creativity then lead her in to event coordination and makeup artistry where she later became a National Makeup Artist for a leading and prestigious cosmetic company where she worked on various fashion parades, photo shoots and promotions around Australia.
Of recent years Melanie broadened her skills and qualifications in business and has been working in business management ever since.
Megan Searle has worked and studied both in Australia and overseas in Education and Performing Arts for over 20 years.
Trained at Melbourne University Megan worked with Charles Slucki at Sandringham Secondary College before heading to Paris to study with Jacques Lecoq at the Ecole International du Theatre.
While overseas Megan worked in England and Singapore as a performer and teacher. Since returning to Australia Megan has been involved in the Arts Industry performing, directing and producing theatre and hosting a television talk show on Channel 31.
david taylor - theatre critic & resident blogger
(Dr.) David Taylor trained as an actor and was an early pioneer of Drama teaching, initiating his first course in Victoria in 1967. He was one of the first to run Year 11 courses two years later. David has written a Drama book for primary teachers and is seeking a literary agent for his latest work on D.H. Lawrence. For the last eight years he has worked in Australia and England as a specialist drama consultant and teacher. While in London he went to the theatre on average once a fortnight. He is about to begin a programme for gifted and talented students in English at a Melbourne high school. He is also a lifelong Bombers fan.