40 Years Later : Performance and Acting and Singing Workshops image

5 August 2017 10:00am - 27 August 2017 18:00 PM

Location: 85 Vancouver Street, Albany WA

Price: From $10

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The Vancouver Arts Centre’s August artist in residence is performing artist Matt RJ Ward. After establishing an impressive career in the UK and Europe, Matt is returning to the Great Southern to share his skills in singing and acting. During his residency Matt will be developing a new work: 40 Years Later which explores the historical events of the 1977 Save the Whale campaign in Albany. The work combines drama, singing and contemporary sound design by composer Jonathan Brain and is being presented in partnership with Creative Albany Inc and Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.

Matt’s professional performance credits include over 40 principal roles in Opera and Music Theatre between Australia and the United Kingdom. Significant career highlights include premiering Stephen Fry’s new opera The Life to Come and performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in HRH The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.  There are plenty of ways of getting involved in the project including; acting and singing workshops at The Vancouver Arts Centre, A Scratch Choir at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station and performances which will feature the About FACE Youth Choir, members of the Albany Choral Society and maybe you? See details below.

5 August 10 - 1pm  Scratch Choir, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.

6 August 2- 3pm Matt in Concert, Skeleton Shed, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.

12 & 19 August  10 -1pm Open Acting and Singing Workshops, Vancouver Arts Centre.

27 August 2017, 3-4pm & 5-6  Performance (Work in Progress) of 40 YEARS LATER, Vancouver Arts Centre $10

More Information and bookings https://www.vpinitiative.com/40yearslater