Mitch Mathews cut her theatrical
teeth in Melbourne in the 1940s, working with
companies such as The Melbourne Little Theatre
and the New Theatre in Sydney. An actor on stage,
film, television and radio, writer, director,
TV host, drama teacher, journalist and casting
agent, her career spanned half a century.
From playing opposite Peter
Finch in THE BROKEN PITCHER with the Mercury Theatre
in the 1940s to playing the lesbian Gran in THE
SUM OF US opposite Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson,
Mitch had done it all.
Her vision for the collaborative
creative process spurred her to establish her
own casting agency where her influence on young
emerging professionals is still felt by many of
A passionate believer in
supporting new writers and their work, she became
Parnassus' Den's chairman in 1997 until she lost
her battle with cancer in 2001.