Accomplished theatre maker Xavier O'Shannessy is a performer, producer, and publicist. Xavier is a graduate of 16th Street Actors Studio, where he trained with, among others, Kim Krejus, Elizabeth Kemp (Actor’s Studio, NYC), Carl Ford (Susan Batson Studio, NYC) and Kim Farrant (Dir. Strangerland). Previous to his studies at 16th Street, Xavier trained in the Meisner technique in Melbourne in 2010, followed by a six-month residency in Philadelphia, USA with an international ensemble creating and performing original works. Aside from his work with Gold Satino, he has appeared in various short films including The Decision (VCA) and Party Goods Etc, television roles and various theatre projects including Birte in Kissing and Fucking Up, Janek in I Wish You a Boat (Philadelphia) and Erik in Love (Dir. Adena Jacobs).