About Casey

About Casey

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Casey is a Greek-Australian actor/writer/comedian from Melbourne, Australia currently represented by Melissa Rose Management.

Acting since early childhood, Casey graduated from his degree at the National Theatre Drama School in 2017. Immediately after Casey was selected as the prestigious Red Stitch Actors' Theatre's Graduate Ensemble Member for 2018.  

He appeared in Red Stitch's 2018 production of The Antipodes by Annie Baker, which was named in Time Out's Top 10 Melbourne productions for 2018

Casey then played a lead in Red Stitch's international tour of Desert, 6:29pm at the 2018 Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Wuzhen, China. The show enjoyed an entirely sold out season.
 

In 2019, Casey travelled to Paris, France to study at the internationally renowned Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Theatre School), where he was mentored by theatre & comedy royalty; Philippe Gaulier.

 

Since returning to Australia in late 2020, Casey has performed lead roles at the Malthouse Theatre, Northcote Town Hall and Red Stitch Actors' Theatre.  

Casey was called “hilariously dopey” by reviewer Tim Byrne in FAST FOOD at Red Stitch where “performance-wise, Casey Filips stood out” (The Blurb). His performance in Hydra was labeled a “stupendous performance” (Theatre People), the dystopian psychological thriller receiving three Green Room nominations and widespread critical acclaim.

 

Outside of acting, Casey is also an avid comedian and writer, performing stand up across Melbourne and regional Victoria. While his screen writing received an 'honourable mention' in the 2020 NYC Midnight Script Competition for his short screenplay 'Tomorrow's Problem'.

Casey is also passionate about arts accessibility, working with various creatives with disabilities. He currently works at Rollercoaster Theatre Company as a creative facilitator and has experience working with actors with disabilities both running large workshops and private tutorials.

For a complete list of Casey’s work, please visit CV. For his showreel, visit Showreel.

Upcoming work

Recent Roles

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Casey Filips as Leonard in FAST FOOD at Red Stitch.

Casey recently performed as a lead in FAST FOOD, a satirical comedy-drama by internationally published Melbourne playwright, Morgan Rose

Enjoying a successful world premiering at the Red Stitch Actors' Theatre as part of the company's critically acclaimed INK program, the show was described as...

"Fast Food details a typical day in the life at a restaurant chain franchise. What starts as nothing out of the ordinary, quickly grabs hold of our collective attention. Set in real time, Rose’s play packs a great deal of punch into this single act, existential drama. ****" - Theatre People.

With Casey's performance described as...

"Filips is hilariously dopey as the slovenly Leonard." - Tim Byrne, Reviewer.

"Casey Filips is perhaps most attune to the rhythms of Rose’s style of dialogue, moving between deadpan delivery and calm empathy with splashes of absurdism in between." - Australian Arts Review.

"Performance-wise, Casey Filips stood out for me as the cheerless Leonard." - The Blurb.

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FAST FOOD played at the Red Stitch Actors' Theatre.

For shots of the show, head to the Gallery.

 


 

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Casey Filips performing stand up at RAW Comedy 2022.

Throughout 2021 Casey has been performing stand up comedy across Melbourne. Performing alongside acclaimed acts such as Dave Thornton, Nick Capper, Lewis Garnham, and many more. 

After a successful run of 10 minute spots at the 2021 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Casey competed in the prestigious RAW Comedy 2022 Competition

He's did tremendously well, ensuring his 5 minute time slot was filled with laughs and happy crying. 

To book Casey for stand up and MCing, head to the contact page.