Last Wednesday night in the Richard Gill Auditorium at Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, WAAPA’s new Executive Dean, David Shirley, unveiled the beloved institution’s 2020 performance program as it celebrates 40 years of excellence in performing arts.
One of Australia’s most innovative artists, WAAPA graduate Joseph Simons, is bringing the hilarious show 100 Years Of The History Of Dance: As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale to FRINGE WORLD Festival in 2020.
An ensemble musical comedy, The Yeomen of the Guard, is coming to UWA’s Dolphin Theatre for a gripping season from October 24. Presented by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA, the production promises blind passion and relentless intrigue set in the Tower of London.
A rich tapestry of familial drama, The Hope Fault will premiere at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio from 11 – 17 October. Produced with the support of the Minderoo Foundation and Fremantle Press, the stage play has been a passionate year-long project for West Australian writer and director Andrew Hale.
WAAPA’s Music Artists present original works alongside reimagined classics from the popular music cannon in an annual showcase called Songbook Sessions. Playing next Wednesday and Thursday at The Edith Spiegeltent at ECU Mount Lawley, the academy’s rising musical stars will feature in solo, duo, trio, full band and even full vocal choir renditions across the two nights.
An original and eclectic showcase of WAAPA’s graduating performance makers is soon to arrive at The Blue Room Theatre. Using experimental stagecraft, performers are bound to provoke and entertain audiences with deft techniques and unbridled creativity over the course of two weeks in September.