It’s no ordinary role for Talei
PLAYING four roles in the one production sounds like a daunting task, especially when you must change characters in an instant.
Mt Claremont actor Talei Howell-Price has this challenge ahead in the new production Jesus: No Ordinary Life.
“I hope I don’t get my accents and movements all in a tumble,” she said.
Luckily, the talented mother-of-two – who has been hooked on acting since starring as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in primary school – has plenty of experience to see her stay afloat.
Dedicating the past 25 years to the profession, she has appeared in numerous stage shows, TV productions and commercials.
She was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2007 and 2012 WA Equity Guild Awards and won Best Screen Actor at the 2001 WA Screen Awards.
In this latest show, written and directed by her husband Damon Lockwood, HowellPrice’s main character is an advertising guru.
“I’ve been employed by a firm to find a way to boost church attendance,” she said.
“So we come up with the concept of having Jesus and audition many actors for the role.”
Howell-Price hoped audience members questioned the philosophical ideas at play in the script but ultimately enjoyed a good laugh.
“I feel there is not quite enough comedy around today and people like going to the theatre for a bit of an escape. Life is hard and comedy shows like this are just a bit of good fun for people,” she said.
Actor Talei Howell-Price on stage with production crew and other cast members of Jesus: No Ordinary Life.