With the departure of Theatrepeople WA Editor David Gardette back to Melbourne, we are very excited to welcome Perth theatre identity Lucy Eyre into the Theatrepeople family. Lucy will be taking over the reigns as WA Editor and reviewer.
For those that don’t know, Lucy is a playwright, director, actor, producer, researcher, dramaturg, workshop leader and currently a Casual Lecturer at Edith Cowan University and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Lucy recently graduated with a PhD in Performing Arts from WAAPA where she focussed on the discipline of playwriting and the topic of migration.
Lucy has worked in professional, independent and community theatre for over 30 years as a playwright, director, actor and producer. Playwriting credits include: “Three On, One Off” presented on the main stage at Subiaco Arts Centre in 2009; “Patriation Road” (also directed by Lucy) written for the Perth hills community and presented at KADS theatre in 2012; “Chicks and Flicks” (co-written with Jude Bridge) – a comedy cabaret presented at Downstairs at the Maj at His Majesty’s Theatre in 2008; and “Conundrum” (also directed by Lucy) presented at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2004.
Lucy’s directing credits include: “The Merchant of Venice” in 2019 at the New Fortune Theatre, University of Western Australia, adapted and re-imagined in 1938 Italy; “Othello” in 2014 for the Hills Shakespeare 450th Anniversary Festival, adapted and re-imagined to a modern-day setting; “No Refunds” by Trent Burton at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco for Vecchio Productions in 2005; “The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband” by Debbie Isitt in 2004 at the Sun Room Theatre, Maylands for Shanghai Lil Productions; “Shift Swapping” by David Ryding – Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge for Audax Productions 2004; “Rodgers & Hammerstein Gala Night” for Stage Door School of Performing Arts at the Regal Theatre, Subiaco in 2003; “Return to Sender” by Anne Sorenson at the Midland Railway Workshops and for the 2002 WA Fringe and Perth International Arts Festival for Myriad Productions; and “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller for KADS in 1998 which was Runner up for Best Play at the annual Robert Finley Awards.
Lucy is passionate about the development of a robust and comprehensive theatre industry in Perth and is committed and excited to contribute to this development as the WA Editor and Reviewer for Theatrepeople. You can contact Lucy at [email protected]
The Theatrepeople Team