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Associate Professor Andrew Lewis

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6987, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.213
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6987
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.213  


Andrew is the Associate Dean, Performance and an Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.


  • Cert IV in Assesment & Workplace Training, TAFE WA.
  • Master of Arts in Theatre & Film Studies, The University of New South Wales, 1998.
  • Diploma Of Performing Arts in Theatre, Edith Cowan University, 1991.
  • Diploma in Drama, United Kingdom, 1981.


Recent Research Grants

  • An Innovative Research Collaboration between ECU/WAAPA and Onward Production through an exploration of a “Whole-Theatre” Production of Clinchfield,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $40,000.
  • Widening the Lens on Indigenous Storytelling: New Voices in Digital Distribution,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2008,  $100,350.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Barbe, F., Smith, A., (2015), Tender Napalm (co-director). 8th Asia-Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools and Director's Conference, Singapore Airline Theatre, La Salle College of the Arts.
  • Smith, A., (2013), The Golden Age - Director., The Roundhouse Theatre , WAAPA.
  • Smith, A., (2013), Reefer Madness - Director., The Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA.
  • Smith, A., (2013), Love and Mischief - Executive Producer. The Academy Films, Luna Cinema Subiaco, Andrew Smith.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  My Worst Ever Night At The Best School Ball Ever: Creating Taboo Theatre For Teenagers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  (re)presenting Masculinity: A Theatre Director's Critical Observations Of, And Theatrical Experimentations With, (re)presentations Of Masculinity In Selected Works Of Contemporary Australian Theatre
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Creatively Pursuing Persona: Finding Identity Through Directing
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Absurd Reality Of Satire In Neil Labutes 'fat Pig': A Director's Exploration To Emphasize Satire Through The Staging Of A Production.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Directing Through Dialogue: A Theatre Director's Exploration Of Leadership

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Fifth Sparrow: In Memory Of Mollie Skinner
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