Our 2022 Artists
Lucy has recently graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since her stage debut in Belvoir Street Theatre’s 2014 production of ‘The Events’ she has continued to perform in both stage and screen, cultivating her undying passion for the performing arts. Her highlights at WAAPA include playing titular roles such as ‘Lyubov Ranevskaya’ in the ‘Cherry Orchard’ and ‘Lorraine’ in ‘A Lie of the Mind’. Lucy is also an acclaimed vocalist and hopes to continue pushing boundaries with bold performances across all mediums.
Prior to WAAPA, Lucy trained at Newtown Highschool of Performing Arts, the Hub studio and has completed workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe. Lucy is very excited to be apart of Poetry in Action’s 2022 tour!
Mason is a graduate from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Performance in Acting.His credits include ‘Australian Graffiti’ (Sydney Theatre Company), directed by Paige Rattray, ‘Attila’(Opera Australia), directed by Davide Livermore in 2020 and Andy Morton in 2021, ‘The Linden Solution’(Kings Cross Theatre), directed by Camilla Turnbull, The Human Voice (Periscope Productions), directed by Benjamin Sheen, and ‘Dear Australia’ (Spark Youth Theatre), directed by Felicity Nicol.
Rob is an actor and writer born in the USA, currently based on Gadigal country. Prior to graduating from Sydney Actors School (2021), Rob studied engineering, education and dance, having trained in Ballet (RAD) for 10 years. With exorbitant energy he dives head first into everything he does; from contemporary works – Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Shane Anthony, 2021) or The Irresistible (Kim Hardwick, 2020), to Shakespeare in Bard on the Beach (2019), to works of his own. Rob can’t wait to continue to tell stories to the world, and show his dad that the theatre isn’t just a “stage”.
Born in Alice Springs, Emily is a country girl who began performing and training with the ensemble theatre company TheatreiNQ in 2013. She graduated from NIDA in 2017, were she performed as Feste in Twelfth Night (Dir Tom Wright) and The Young Wife in Hello Again (Dir Tyran Parke). Some of her stage credits include Abigail in The Crucible (Dir Terri Brabon, TheatreiNQ), Fiona Carter in The Removalists (Dir Elsie Edgerton-Till, Sydney Theatre Company), National Tour with The Players (Bell Shakespeare) and Kapowi in Kapowi Go-Go (Dir Rachel Kerry, Kings Cross Theatre). Her screen credits include Alive with Curiosity with Tourism Queensland and Samantha on Home and Away.
Born and raised in the country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, Joseph is an actor and writer based in Sydney, NSW. An avid performer from a young age, Joseph loved making people laugh, taking up stand-up comedy at 15 and writing and performing in multiple Perth Fringe World shows through the years. During his time at WAAPA’s Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program Joseph played such roles as King Claudius in Hamlet (dir. Sean O’Shea), Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Peter Zazzali), and Dylan in the award winning short film Grazing Table (dir. Alzbeta Rekosh).
Olivia grew up in Brisbane and has been involved with the theatre from a young age, making her stage debut in 2006 in which she featured as a troll in a box. She has since trained in theatre, singing and dance, and in 2020 completed her Bachelor of Performing Arts at the Actor’s Centre Australia. Whilst at ACA, she played Viola in Twelfth Night, Elektra in The Oresteia, and Miss Pruein Love for Love. In 2013 she placed in the top 5 in the national finals of the Australian Poetry Slam. Her other career highlights include Sunnytown (Shot in the Dark Productions/La Boite), Terminus (Underground Productions), and The Shape of Things (Lambert House Enterprises).
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