Ainslie Masterton is an actor, theatre director and acting teacher who has worked in the Performing Arts Industry for over 25 years. Combining expertise in therapeutic methodology, social exclusion and group process, Ainslie has developed innovative approaches to practice-based learning and has led East 15 Acting School’s BA (Hons) Acting and Community Theatre program for twelve years.
In her career, she has created work for diverse organisations including the Sydney Opera House, ABC television, Disability Rights organisations, the Law Council, HMP Bullwood, the National Trust, and various remote Australian aboriginal communities.
As a director, Ainslie specialises in site specific, promenade, verbatim and community performance. Her recent practise as research is development of site specific performances using verbatim script fragments derived from archived interview material for Tavistock Institute, National Trust and Bata.