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Damian is the Course Coordinator Diploma of Screen Performance, Screen Acting Tutor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Since graduating from the Acting course at WAAPA (1992), Damian Foley has worked as a freelance actor in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in Film, TV and Theatre including co-founding two independent Theatre companies Red Ryder & Fishy Productions. Performances included the Australian premiere of David Mamet’s The Duck Variations selected for the Live Bait Festival, Sydney NSW (2002). He directed the short film “Rex” which won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at Hells Half Mile, Film Festival, Bay City Michigan, USA (2008). Damian returned to study directing at ECU at the Western Australian Screen Academy, his graduating film “Family” was selected for the Bondi Short Film Festival (2006). He began teaching screen acting at the Actors Centre of Australia and the Academy of Dramatic Art in NSW before returning to WAAPA to commence a doctoral study. His research is inspired by the luminary filmmakers John Cassavetes and Mike Leigh and the improvisational acting techniques of Sandford Meisner. Damian is course co-ordinator of the Diploma of Screen Performance (WAAPA) and also tutors screen acting for the Bachelor of Acting students with a focus on Meisner and other improvisational acting techniques.