Tony Barea is an Illawarra based actor and writer having turned to his passions in 2015 after quitting the life of a Service Station operator.
In the 12 months to March 2020, he delivered strong performances in True West (Kaktus productions) A Few Good Men(Wollongong Workshop), as Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile(Wollongong Workshop) and as Serge in the new work PIT(Sandpaperplane), by Jackson Used which premiered at The Old 505 in February. It has been this performance work that is driving him to further develop develop his written work and to see it produced over the next 18 months as well as continue to actively seek out acting employment.
Tony has had extensive training in theatre and screen acting, having studied the Meisner Technique full time for three years. He continues to work tirelessly on his craft. Currently working with industry professionals including casting director David Newman, film and television director Geoff Bennet, and casting directors and renowned coaches Faith Martin and Micaeley Gibson.
He has also written two feature films The Oz Protocol, and This Is Bliss with the later currently in pre-production.
Tony also tries to post regularly to his blog, One Day I Will Tell The Truth. Here he writes about current issues and his lived experiences with mental health as he also pursues an active role in Men’s Mental Health advocacy work.
He is represented by Gina Stoj Management and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, AWG (Australian Writers Guild) Screen Illawarra and TNN (Theatre Network NSW)