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Ms Glenda Linscott

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6825, Mobile: 0408338195, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.114
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6825
Mobile: 0408338195
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.114  


Head of Acting: Glenda is the Course Co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program, and the Core Acting Trainer at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Current teaching

  • ACT1001 - Introduction to Acting
  • ACT1002 - The Role of the Actor
  • ACT1005 - Acquiring Basic Acting Skills
  • ACT1006 - Integrating the Skills of the Actor
  • ACT2001 - The Actor and Ensemble
  • ACT2004 - Approach to Shakespeare and Heightened Text
  • ACT2005 - The Actor in Performance
  • ACT2008 - Extending and Exploring Acting Techniques Through Character and Screen
  • ACT3001 - The Professional Actor
  • ACT3005 - Professional Preparation and Audition Technique
  • ACT3008 - Showcase


Glenda has worked extensively in all aspects of the performing arts industry. As a professional actor she has worked for most of the major theatre companies in Australia. Theatre highlights: The Terrence Rattigan Double Bill with Paul Eddington, Angels in America and The Trojan Women for the STC; world premiere of Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell, for Griffin; Hate by Stephen Sewell; Bad Blood Blues which earned her a Greenroom Award nomination for Best Actress; and Blood Brothers; lead roles in the national tours of Steaming, Shirley Valentine and Daylight Saving. Television credits include Prisoner: Cell Block H, Murder Call, McLeod’s Daughters; Neighbours; Underbelly, Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries; Winners and Losers. Apart from her considerable acting credits, Glenda is passionate about the development of Australian playwrights and is proud to have been associated for many years with Playwriting Australia, Playworks, Melbourne Writers Theatre and La Mama. Glenda ran her own corporate coaching and actor training business Perform with Confidence for nine years till 2014. As visiting guest director, she worked for all the major conservatoire training instructions including NIDA and the VCA. 2015, Glenda was appointed Head of Acting at WAAPA.

Professional associations

  • 1978 - Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance (Member)

Awards and recognition

National and International awards

  • Penguin Award for Best Actress, Prisoner, Channel 10

University and National Teaching awards

  • 2018 - ECU Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. 2018 AAUT National Award for Program Excellence


  • Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting), Other NSW higher ed institution, 2002.
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