One of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, the first piano to ever come to Australia with the First Fleet, flew to the UK this week to be restored to its original playing condition.
An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed under the stars in Mount Lawley’s Ron Stone Park.
Edith Cowan University researchers have joined forces with the WAAPA to give vocal students an insight into the inner workings of their voice, thanks to a tiny camera passed down their throats.
Additionally, Perth-born WAAPA graduate Michael Abercromby has returned to his alma mater to undertake his Masters in Directing and is leading second year acting students in a production of The Cherry Orchard.
WAAPA research staff member Luke Hopper writes about how the #MeToo movement has undoubtedly opened up an important discourse, challenging the stigma of speaking out against exploitation and harassment in the arts and other industries.
English actor and director Michael Jenn says there is nothing like being in a terrible production of a play to make you want to direct it.
The prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program at the WAAPA, led by Ms Glenda Linscott, was recognised for its innovative teaching and outstanding student experience and graduate outcomes.
Anton Chekhov’s theatrical masterpiece The Cherry Orchard is about a family on the edge of ruin – and a country on the brink of revolution.
In an exciting start to its 2019 performance program, WAAPA is taking its first play for the year to the State Theatre Centre of WA.
When WAAPA graduate Shari Sebbens walked out of drama school onto the set of The Sapphires she was intimidated by the big picture role of director and thought she would be an "actor forever".
The south coast has now provided the perfect backdrop for another production, this time adapted from the award-winning children's trilogy Itch by BBC broadcaster and British author, Simon May with the lead actor played by WAAPA graduate Samuel Ireland.
Actress and model Kristen Plati is completing the trifecta with the release of her debut album Find Me Lost.
They say life imitates art, but in the case of actress Shalom Brune-Franklin, it's the other way around. It's a role that could be seen as a challenge, Brune-Franklin is 25, after all, and only a few years out from graduating from WAAPA.
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts lecturer Min Zhu talks about the collaboration with students form the Here Dance Studio through the WAAPA dance summer camp and Charlesworth Ballet College.