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An interview with Duncan Rock

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Fame Reporter interviewed Opera baritone performer and WAAPA graduate, Duncan Rock, he is about to play the title role of Don Giovanni in Opera Queensland’s new production.

Married couples pair up in Black Swan’s The Vibrator Play

Thursday, 11 October 2018

IT seems quite fitting to have two married couples acting in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s next production given its intimate nature.

Lara Mulcahy – Also ABBAsolutely Fabulous In Adelaide

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Lara Mulcahy is a WAAPA graduate with over 20 years show business experience on stage and in film and television, who has co-written the wonderfully entertaining ABBAsolutely Fabulous with fellow artist and friend, Rhonda Burchmore.

WAAPA grad Hayley McElhinney to host the WA Screen Academy Gala: Uncharted Territory at Luna Leederville

Thursday, 11 October 2018

WAAPA Graduate and DOCTOR, Doctor’s Hayley McElhinney remembers her formative years growing up in Leeman with older sister and fellow actor Mandy (Love Child) with great fondness.

A darker kind of Dream

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

William Shakespeare’s timeless play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is being presented as a dark, contemporary fairy tale by director Stefanos Rassios in WAAPA’s latest production.

A musical Cinderella for all the family

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

Cinderella is now coming to WAAPA in a sparkling new production of Jules Massenet’s glorious opera, Cendrillon.

World premiere of ‘Bullies’ tackles modern malevolence

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

WAAPA, in conjunction with the Minderoo Foundation, proudly presents the world premiere of Reg Cribb’s new play, Bullies, performed by the 2nd Year Acting students.

The House on the Hill inspires bespoke theatre

Thursday, 27 September 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 09

The House on the Hill, a site-specific theatre piece devised by WAAPA’s 2nd Year Performance Making students and directed by British director/writer Nona Shepphard, opens in October for four nights at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Rachael Woodward’s Valentine has a whole lot of heart at PICA

Monday, 24 September 2018

Rachael Woodward has always been more interested in physical theatre than text-based performance, so it was music to her ears during her last year at high school that WAAPA was starting a Bachelor of Performance Arts course.

Awesome Pepper production creates Audioplay: The Turners experience

Monday, 17 September 2018

SIDE Pony Productions was started by WAAPA graduate Zoe Pepper to present her often dark and humorous works for adult audiences. So creating Audioplay:The Turners for children aged seven to 11 years old is a big sidestep from her wider body of work.

Linda May Han Oh: star jazz bassist started out in Perth

Monday, 17 September 2018

Bachelor of Music WAAPA alumni Linda May Han Oh, may well be Australia’s most successful jazz musician.

Emma Matthews: The Space Between

Monday, 17 September 2018

Australia’s sharpest creative minds have joined forces to reimagine opera for the twenty-first century in The Space Between, which makes its world premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne and is performed by Australia’s most highly-awarded soprano and WAAPA's head of Classical Voice, Emma Matthews.

John O’Hara’s #VAL a glittery ode to queer men and their mums

Friday, 07 September 2018

WAAPA graduate John O’Hara, who grew up in Perth and is now based in Melbourne, has returned home to premiere #VAL, written for a season at Downstairs at the Maj.

After a tumultuous time in the US, Perth superstar Tim Minchin regains control of his career

Friday, 07 September 2018

After suffering some setbacks, thanks to the vicissitudes of Hollywood and Broadway, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate Minchin is well and truly back, which happens to be the name of his first national tour since 2012.

Choreographer Chrissie Parrott’s link to Co3 WA Dance Makers Project

Friday, 31 August 2018

There are a lot of ‘links’ in the curation of Co3 Australia contemporary dance company artistic director Raewyn Hill’s WA Dance Makers Project. Two of them being celebrated Perth choreographer Chrissie Parrott and WAAPA alumni Unkempt Dance collective, being ask to choreograph for the company's next bill.

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