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Associate Professor Andrew Lewis

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6987
Email: andrew.smith@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.213  

Andrew is Associate Professor (Performance) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Qualifications

  • Cert IV in Assessment & 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.

Research Outputs

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 (119–131). Fusion Journal.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Barbe, F., Smith, A. (2015). Tender Napalm (co-director). La Salle College of the Arts.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2013). Reefer Madness - Director. WAAPA.
  • Smith, A. (2013). The Golden Age - Director. WAAPA.
  • Smith, A. (2013). Love and Mischief - Executive Producer. Andrew Smith.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2012). Clinchfield - Director. WAAPA.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2011). Cloudstreet-actor. Des Monaghan and Kim Vecera.
  • Smith, A. (2011). Artistic Director for "On the Edge" Gala Opening State Theatre Centre of WA. Department of Culture and the Arts and Perth Theatre Trust.
  • Smith, A. (2011). Ruben Guthrie-Director. WAAPA.
  • Smith, A. (2011). The Damned-Director. Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2010). Joking Apart - Director. WAAPA.
  • Smith, A. (2010). Castaway episodes 24, 25, 26. Channel 7.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2007). Aftershocks (Director).

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2006). Assassins (Director).
  • Smith, A. (2006). One Perfect Day (Director). WA Screen Academy.
  • Smith, A. (2006). Parallax - directed Episodes 6, 8, 9, 11.
  • Smith, A. (2006). Sleepover Club (Director).
  • Smith, A. (2006). Streetsmartz - directed half hour episode.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2005). Postcard Vernosti (Director).

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Smith, A. (2003). Snobs (Director). Southern Star, Channel 9.

Research Projects

  • 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, $34,000.
  • Widening the Lens on Indigenous Storytelling: New Voices in Digital Distribution, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant, 2008, $38,000.

Research Student Supervision

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts), Tightropes and Targeting
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Using music as an acting source-text for the actor-singer in musical theatre

Associate Supervisor

  • 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
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts), My worst ever night at the best school ball ever: Creating taboo theatre for teenagers.
  • 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), The absurd reality of satire in Neil Labutes 'Fat Pig': A director's exploration to emphasize satire through the staging of a production.

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
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts), 'It's all in the timing' - A research project that explores the complexities in the relationship of actor to audience, in musical theatre
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts), Minimising the risks of 21st century violence: The balance of ethics and creativity in staging Simon Stephens' Motortown.
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