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Little y Workshops – October

Little Y Workshops run for three hours on Monday nights, and counts among its past guest artists Emily McLean, Sally Richardson and Humphrey Bower. As a result of past classes, shows have been devised, networks have been extended, actors have been cast and skills have been sharpened.

Melissa Cantwell, Artistic Director of The Kabuki Drop and previous Artistic Director of Perth Theatre Company, will run a series in October aiming to refresh and extend the actor’s toolbox.

The sessions run on a drop-in system, so you only need to come when you can.

When: Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30pm // Where: The Blue Room Theatre

For further inquiries about the Little y Theatre Workshops and RSVPs, please contact Georgia on littleygg[at] 

** You must be a member of The Blue Room Theatre to attend.


10, 17, 24 & 31 October

Covering multiple methodologies and techniques, these workshops will refresh and extend the actor’s tool box. Drawing on her experience working with various directors, styles and forms of theatre, Melissa will share a range of practical techniques to unlock text, develop character and reveal meaning in contemporary works and performance.


Melissa was the Artistic Director of Perth Theatre Company from 2008 – 2015. She has a Bachelor in Communications (Majoring in Film and Photography) from ECU and a post-graduate Bachelor of Performing Arts (Directing) from WAAPA. For PTC: Equus; Blackbird; Tender Napalm; A Number; The Removalists; The Ugly One; From the Rubble, The Song Was Wrong, St Nicholas; and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Prior to joining The Perth Theatre Company Melissa was the Program Manager for The Blue Room Theatre. Independent directing credits include States of Shock (PICA); The Proper Shoes (DADDA WA/ ABC Radio and TRASNA Festival of Inclusive Theatre, Ireland); and Animal Farm (WAAPA). Playwriting Credits: After The Fair, Marmalade and Egg (PTC; JUTE /Queensland Theatre Company); The Seven Deadly Australian Sins (JUTE, Darwin Theatre Company); and The Lost Girl (Perth International Arts Festival/Barking Gecko Theatre Company).