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Associate Professor Andrew Lewis

Associate Professor

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 Associate Professor (Performance) 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)

Conference Publications

  • Smith, A., Adams, L., (2019), Empowering the next generation of actors through the creation of student-centred self-devised dramatic work. 015 – AusAct: The Australian Actor Training Conference 2018, 15(Sep 1–2 2018), 119–131, online, Fusion Journal.

Creative Arts 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.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • 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,  (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
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Directing through dialogue: A theatre director's exploration of leadership
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  My worst ever night at the best school ball ever: Creating taboo theatre for teenagers.

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The fifth sparrow: In memory of mollie skinner
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  My hall: Excavating, shaping and sharing the memory of Hale School's memorial hall through a site specific, staged performance
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