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Before moving to Australia in 2007, Jens Radda grew up in South Africa to a Danish speaking family. His cross-cultural upbringing played a big part in growing him as a performer, writer and producer. He is a graduate of the Music Theatre course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), class of 2016. While at WAAPA Jens hosted a variety of events including the Julie Michael Cabaret Awards and often acted as a Vocal Captain, Emcee and Pianist for the academy. Jens has written and produced numerous shows in the Fringe circuits including his own solo work, Frankly Hank. He is currently performing as Billy Flynn in Mad About Theatre’s touring production of ‘Chicago’. Follow Jens on Instagram at: @jensradda

Jens has written 2 articles on AussieTheatre

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We’re not in Drama School anymore, your first big show

We’re not in Drama School anymore, your first big show

In the final years of Drama School one does numerous full-blown shows in preparation for the professional scene. Some large scale, some small. In the case of my WAAPA class, we did about seven musicals and plays. But how much does a show at a Drama School emulate that of one in the real world? I chatted… Read more.

A graduate’s tale: Expect the Unexpected

Jens Radda

If there’s one thing you can plan for, it’s expecting your plans to change. So, me six months ago: I’m about to graduate from WAAPA, move over East and enter an industry with some of the most talented people in the country. I literally have no idea what I’m in for or if I’m going… Read more.