Get to know our cast of 2020 performers

Caleb Runciman

Art form: Drama – Scripted Monologue Title: Dog by Steven Berkoff What process did you take to make/start your OSP/SM? For my SM initially I looked into the physical script’s origin and the playwrights intentions, figuring out whether I wanted to interpret or re-interpret. Be extremely experimental, test everything until you are happy. Feel free…

Jackson O’Keeffe

Art form: Drama – Scripted Monologue (SM) Title: The Removalists by David Williamson What process did you take to make/start your OSP/SM? After choosing a monologue that I really connected with, I then needed to familiarise myself with the whole play. I read the play to gain an understanding of the story, as well as…

Eloise Budimlich

Art form: Drama – Original Solo Performance (OSP) Title: The Dizzy Dame What process did you take to make/start your OSP? When making my OSP I focussed on developing a strong dramatic structure. I wanted my piece to have a steady rise in tension so that it would be engaging and suspenseful and therefore interesting to watch….

Arjun Kang

Art form: Drama – Scripted Monologue (SM) Title: Two Brothers by Hannie Rayson What process did you take to make/start your Original Solo Performance (OSP) / Scripted Monologue(SM)? When I started to seriously think about what I wanted my OSP to be, I thought back to the Performing Arts Perspectives I watched with my drama…

Eliza Davis

Art form: Music – Composition Title: Ain’t Jealous What was the inspiration behind your piece? My biggest goal since discovering my love of jazz, was to write a big band chart. Combine that with a love for drama and musical theatre, and you get this piece. The song takes on a couple meanings in terms…

Celine Ng

Art form: Music – Violin Title: Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman Why did you choose this piece as part of your WACE repertoire? It was on my school’s European Music Tour where I lead the Symphony Orchestra at Teatro di Verdi in Florence to accompany two brilliant opera singers; one of which was singing the…

Abby Tomkinson

Art form: Dance – Original Solo Composition (OSC) Title: Duality What process did you take to make/start your OSC? I first decided to use the Ying and Yang symbol as my theme (opposing energy qualities) I then started by researching the basics about Taoism (ancient Chinese philosophy) and the Ying and Yang symbol. Then I sectioned my piece into…

Lillany Weber

Art form: Dance – Original Solo Composition (OSC) Title: Obsequent What tips do you have for other year 12 students to help them prepare for their WACE exam? Try to make your movement as unique as possible, this will give you an interesting edge that draws the viewer in. Don’t just use your favourite movements…

Tayla Jarden

Art form: Dance – Original Solo Composition (OSC) Title: War; it was calm, it came, it influenced… What did you find most useful in class to help prepare you to create your solo?I found improvisation and workshop lessons in class the most useful in helping me to prepare to create my solo. In improvisation lessons…

Declan Allen

Art form: Dance – Original Solo Composition Title: Sensus Spartium (Sense of Space) What process did you take to make/start your Original Solo Composition? I knew I wanted my idea to be nothing anyone had ever seen before. I had seen a few dances online of people acting ‘blind, but I had never seen anyone…


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