About Casey

About Casey

Casey is a Greek-Australian actor based in Melbourne, Australia. Acting since early childhood, Casey graduated from his degree at the National Theatre Drama School in 2017.

Upon graduation, Casey was selected as the prestigious Red Stitch Actors' Theatre's Graduate Ensemble Member for 2018.
Casey then appeared in Red Stitch's 2018 production of The Antipodes by Annie Baker (dir. Ella Caldwell). The show was named in Time Out's Top 10 Melbourne productions for 2018

Casey then played a lead role in Red Stitch's tour of Desert, 6:29pm by Morgan Rose at the 2018 Wuzhen Theatre Festival in China. The show enjoyed a largely successful sold out season.

 

Most recently, Casey has been lauded as "adorably awkward" (Sydney Morning Herald) and "delightfully at home" (Theatre Press) in the Australian Premiere of Clare Barron's award winning play Dance Nation (Dir. Maude Davey). The Australian called it "a joyous, enlivening, life-affirming fireball of a thing, an-all-too rare reminder that theatre can outmuscle any art form." 

Dance Nation was playing at Red Stitch as part of the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Casey has recently been accepted to the internationally renown Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Theatre School). This will see Casey travel to France in October where he will study several dramatic disciplines under Philippe Gaulier.

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

Casey is a freelance Greek-Australian actor/writer from Melbourne, Australia. Acting since early childhood, Casey graduated from his degree at the National Theatre Drama School in 2017.

Upon graduation, Casey was selected as the prestigious Red Stitch Actors' Theatre's Graduate Ensemble Member for 2018.
Casey then 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 was lauded as "adorably awkward" (Sydney Morning Herald) and "delightfully at home" (Theatre Press) in the Australian Premiere of Dance Nation at Red Stitch Actors' Theatre.
 

Casey then travelled to Paris, France to study at the internationally renown 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. 

An avid comedian and writer, Casey also performs stand up across Melbourne. His screen writing received an 'honourable mention' in the 2020 NYC Midnight Script Competition for his short screenplay Tomorrow's Problem and he has recently completed his debut comedy TV pilot, Puppet Muppet (of which proof of concept short film currently in pre-production).

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

Upcoming work

Hydra

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Sapidah Kian & Casey Filips in 'Hydra' by Rachel Perks. 

Casey is currently deep in rehearsals for Hydra, an original work by multi-award winning duo Double Water Sign (Rachel Perks & Bridget Balodis).

The world has changed. There’s no fresh water and machines have taken all the jobs. Attempting to give his life meaning, Bowen (Casey Filips) signs up for an experimental medical procedure where ‘Heroes’ can be euthanised, donating their bodies’ water back to the community. Anita (Sapidah Kian), his ‘Giving Consultant’, claims to be there just to ease his passage, but as they spar we learn that Anita is doing a lot more than just her job. She dreams of a future where we burn it all down and start again.

 

From multi-award winning duo Double Water Sign (Rachel Perks & Bridget Balodis); the makers of GROUND CONTROL and MORAL PANIC, this searing new work of science-fiction is the story of an angry young man and the woman whose job it is to kill him.

Shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, HYDRA asks “what parts of ourselves will we have to kill to survive the end of the world?”

Where: Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre, 189 High Street, Northcote, 3070.

When: July 21st - July 31st, 2021.

Click here for tickets.

Recent Roles

Hold Me Now - Red Stitch: 2021 Playlist

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(L to R): Matt Whitty & Charlie Cousins in Hold Me Now by Natasha Pincus. Photo: Robert Blackburn Photography.

Casey recently appeared in Hold Me Now, a playlet by Natasha Pincus. 

The immersive theatre experience was presented as part of Red Stitch's 2021 Playlist in Alma park from March 26 - 28th.

The show received rave reviews and is now being considered for a film adaptation for future festivals.

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Written and directed by Natasha Pincus.

Cast: Matt Whitty, Charlie Cousins, Casey Filips & Louisa Mignone.

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Casey Filips performing stand up at Glenroy Casa de Jajas.

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

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

He's spent months perfecting the perfect 5 minute set to blow the judges socks off, but he'd love for YOU to come down and have your socks blown off also.
(Content warning: You might want to bring an extra pair of socks.)

When's he on?: Due to Covid-19 Lockdown restrictions this has been postponed to a later date. Please stay tuned for Casey's new heat time and place.

Where is it?: As above.

Can I come down and check it out?: Yes of course! Once his rescheduled heat is confirmed you'll be able to click here to book tickets for you and a friend (or two). Just make sure you select the specific heat specified above to see Casey in action.

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(L to R): Amarachi Okorom & Casey Filips in Seers by Morgan Rose. 

Casey has recently wrapped filming as a lead on Seers, a short film by Morgan Rose. 

Directed by award winning filmmaker Tim Potter, the film follows the vivid imagination of two teenagers who dare to plunge into what the future holds for them in the face of planetary annihilation. Hilarious and poignant, the film tackles the overwhelming threat of climate change through the refreshing, happy-go-lucky lens of youth.

Seers is a Red Stitch Actors' Theatre and Critical Stages joint production.

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Directed by Tim Potter.

Written by Morgan Rose.

Cast: Casey Filips, Amarachi Okorom & Sarah Sutherland.

 

Click here to watch.