From Rachel: My very first paid job in the industry involved me being topless on stage. (In my defence, I was wearing a lot of body jewellery, which made me FEEL significantly less topless, than I actually was.) Having grown up in a conservative family this presented a huge ethical problem for both my folks… Read more.
It has only been 18 months since Morgan Palmer graduated WAAPA, but in that time he has landed the exciting and challenging role of ‘swing’ – a member of a company who understudies several ensemble roles – in two major Australian touring shows. I sat down with Morgan, who is currently an offstage swing in… Read more.
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.
I’m a Queenslander. Please, don’t hold it against me but it’s true. And I’m proud of it. When I moved from Stanthorpe to Perth, WA, it was the first time I’d left the nest. No more of Mum’s Sunday roasts, no more of Dad’s pizza oven antics. Three years on, I am happy to say… Read more.
Monday off Tuesday Straight into technical rehearsal and the time is ticking, we are teching the children as we go which means some scenes are repeated 4 times. A great way for us swings and covers to see the show and continue to lock in people’s tracks, as it’s hard to watch 7 people at one… Read more.
As of November 17th, 2016, I am no longer in an institution for the first time in 18 years (Yes, I am counting my three-day week at preschool from age three to five, where nap time was an integral part of the syllabus). Remember that scene from The Shawshank Redemption when Morgan Freeman enters the… Read more.
Rachi’s reflections…. Almost every other topic I’ve written about – nerves, knock backs, real estate, approaching agents etc., I feel adequately experienced to comment. But in terms of navigating a successful long distance relationship… I have no business even pretending to be an expert. Three times I have tried and three times it has failed…. Read more.
You can can catch up with Bree’s previous columns here: Coming in Swinging Day 1 Monday Straight back into it. Cleaning the dance numbers and working on the grooves, hits and feel of the pieces, it’s being described as ‘make sure we are all at the same party.’ It’s a very fitting way to describe… Read more.
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.
Day 1 Monday I’m feeling ready for another week. My body feels great after a full day of rest and I also took myself to the chiropractor this morning for some maintenance. Today we are learning the final dance number…yippeeee. I cannot wait until all of the choreography has been learnt. Everyone is on stage… Read more.