Creative Director’s Message

CREATIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Nisrine Amine on the launch of PAC

Welcome to the new era.

I often go for walks around Parramatta in the early hours of the morning. The city is usually still asleep then. I notice the high-rise buildings of present and future, the cranes and the construction. I see the empty pavements where city workers will soon hustle and bustle, and the cafes that will greet them with their flat whites and long blacks and everything grey in between. And I can’t help but think to myself that no matter how high a building gets, or how many cafes serve smashed avo, a city is vacuous without its people and with the culture and creativity they bring.

I started Parramatta Actors Centre with my siblings not only as an exercise in family bonding but as a way to showcase our pride in our city. Everyday, we see the growth that Parramatta is undergoing and we can’t help but feel a sense of eagerness in contributing to this growth. And this is what we’ve done.

PAC will not only be Parramatta’s leading acting school but it will also be a dynamic and ever-evolving resource hub for local creatives. It will be the beating cultural heart in our booming city. But above all, it will be a community; a community of bold, empowered, sensitive creatives whose art and humanity are one.

At PAC, we hope to foster in our actors (of all ages and diverse backgrounds) the values of empathy, self-awareness and creative expression. And we couldn’t be more excited to have you join us.

So, come on; be part of the PAC. We’d love to have you. 

Nisrine Amine is a Parramatta-based actor, writer, producer and teacher. She appeared on Season 2 of Here Come The Habibs, as well as Janet King and the feature film, Slam. Her short film Apricot will premiere at Flickerfest Short Film Festival in January 2018, and on ABC iview in February.

Learn more about Nisrine here.