Michelle Fornasier

Michelle Fornasier

Producer
Michelle Fornasier

Michelle Fornasier

Producer

MICHELLE FORNASIER

Michelle has been a Producer for THEATRE 180 since 2019.

Michelle is also co-director of the leading entertainment agency BIG SKY ENTERTAINMENT. Established in 2010 with well-known Perth actor and fellow co-director Rebecca Davis, the agency represents professional entertainers ranging from circus, dance, magicians, comedians, musicians, bands, tribute shows, MC’s, specialty entertainment and much more. Big Sky Entertainment provides entertainers to the private and corporate sector as well as many of the major mine sites throughout Australia including acts such as Diesel, The Angels, Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo, Kasey Chambers, Baby Animals, The Brow, Eskimo Joe and Downsyde.

Big Sky Entertainment artistically created and produced the Shakespeare 400 Festival, Perth at UWA in 2016, employing over 50 performers and produced the 2018 Riversea Arts Spring Festival, a collaboration between Bethanie Aged Care, Mount Lawley Senior High School and Agelink Theatre. Michelle was a Creative Producer on the original West Australian musical/opera MIMMA, a musical of war and friendship at The Regal Theatre in April 2019.

Michelle has worked professionally as an actor for over 20 years for both stage and screen. She has performed in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and toured regionally in WA, QLD, NSW, VIC & TASMANIA. Some of these Productions include BLITHE SPIRIT, DAY ONE HOTEL EVENING, NATIONAL INTEREST, WHITE PEARL DIVERS OF BROOME, THE MEMORY OF WATER, THE LADY AOI and THE VISIT for Black Swan Theatre Company, MODERN INTERNATIONAL DEAD for Deckchair Theatre Company, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Shakespeare WA, THE GRADUATE for Perth Theatre Trust, THE TURNING for PTC/Piaf/Western Edge, BOMBSHELLS, BABY BOOMER BLUES for Perth Theatre Company, PRIVATE LIVES for Onward Productions,  KING LEAR for Acronym Productions, YERMA, THREAD OF BLOOD for Bardic Productions, METAMORPHOSIS, BETWEEN YOUR EYES & MINE, PEER GYNT for Fractal Theatre and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO for Queensland Theatre Company.

Film & TV includes STORMWOLD, SLEEPOVER CLUB 2, SNOBS, GOIN H0ME, WATER RATS, CHANGE, HIDDEN CREATURES, CALLING GERRY MOLLOY, PRICK and BOY.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Creative) graduating with High Distinctions.

Michelle has been a proud member of Equity since 1983.

 

 

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We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.
Thanks to CircuitWest we have two of our wonderful teaching artists in Albany this weekend. TrenT Baker and Tegan Mulvany will be conducting some awesome acting/directing/impro workshops at the Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company. Beautiful Albany - we wish we were all there! 
#theatre #Workshops #albany #theatre180 #circuitwest
Due to positive Covid cases among the artistic team we have had to reschedule the two performances of Matters of the Heart to Friday 20th May, 11am and 7pm. All existing ticket holders have been notified by email and your tickets will be automatically valid for the new date and time. Please check your inbox and if you can't make the new date please email info@theatre180.com.au for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick! www.theatre180.com.au
A first get together with the cast, director, costume/set designer and producers of THEATRE 180’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange. A very exciting discussion has ensued about characters and costume/set ideas 😊

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the best contemporary plays written in the last two decades! 

Laurence Olivier Award – Best Play 2001
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
 
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and  perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic - and anatomises the politics of medical care.” – Evening Standard (London)
 
“In the way of great comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” - The Independent (London)
 
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis, Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Designer - Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer – Noah Ivulich
Lighting Designer – Garry Ferguson
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth
August 20 – September 3
Bookings link www.theatre180.com.au
#theatre #mentalhealthawareness
Thank you Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for providing creative development funding for our next cinestage production based on the stunning series of books by Dianne Wolfer - Author The Lighthouse Girl, The Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and the Last Light Horse. 
Titled ‘The Lighthouse Girl Saga’, the script, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner, with AV Design by  Josephine Hayes, AV Production by Sunburnt Films, Sound Design by Ben Collins and directed by Stuart Halusz, this seed funding sets us on our path to seek full production funding for this very special story. Thank you to our readers Michelle Fornasier Brendan Hanson and Nick Maclaine ❤️ #thelighthousegirl #theatre #westernaustralia #DLGSC #artsfunding
So excited to be at the launch of @diannewolfer  latest book The Last Light Horse at the beautiful Albany Town Hall! We are thrilled we have been given creative development funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to turn all of the 4 books into a script for a theatre production, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner ❤️