Renée is a Lecturer, Researcher and Research Supervisor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
- MAP5116 - Performing Arts Research Preparation
- DAN5101 - Project/Thesis Preparation and Development
- PMA3001 - Site Specific Production and Presentation
- PAD3103 - Theory and Practice of Contemporary Performance
Renée Newman has been an educator, actor, writer, director and producer for nearly twenty years. Her performance interests/credits include: producer and performer Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor 2014; 2015; 2016; Sleeping Beauty 2016; director Public Space 2013; creator, producer, performer, director and writer for writer, performer and producer Virgie 2011; 2012 and Seeking Basic Needs and Other Tales of Excess in 2018. She is a lecturer/researcher/research supervisor for WAAPA at ECU in Western Australia. She has published with Educational Philosophy Theory, Sustainability, Platform and Performance Research and has a chapter in the 2019 Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics.
- Blue Room Theatre (Member)
- Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance - MEAA (Member)
- ECU Human Research Ethics Committee (Committee Member)
- National Tertiary Education Union - NTEU (Member)
Awards and recognition
National and International awards
- 2014 - Best Production The Blue Room Theatre for 'Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor'
- 2015 - Best Independent Production Performing Arts of Western Australia (PAWA) Awards for 'Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor'
- 2018 - Nominee Best Sound Design - Ben Collins Performing Arts of Western Australia (PAWA) Awards for 'Seeking basic needs and other tales of excess'
- 2006 - Nominee/Shortlisted Fulbright Postgraduate Award in Visual and Performing Arts
University and National Teaching awards
- 2016 - Nominee ECU Supervisor Award
Research areas and interests
- Arts and social enquiry
- Social justice, environmental and political arts
- Performance praxis/research
- Practice-led research
- Arts and ethics
- Site Specific Performance