Rachael Canning

Rachael Canning

Stage Manager - Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
Rachael Canning

Rachael Canning

Stage Manager - Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall

Rachael Canning is an emerging Production/Stage Manager and Arts Practitioner based in Perth.

Blue/Orange is Rachael’s second production with THEATRE 180, having worked as Assistant Stage Manager on their 2021 double-bill The Children, directed by Stuart Halusz, and I & You, directed by Kate Cherry.

Recent credits include Stage Manager for the Perth Festival commissioned And The Earth Will Swallow Them Whole, choreographed by Rachel Arianne Ogle, Stage Manager for Freeze Frame Opera’s double-bill Angels & Devils, and Assistant Stage Manager for The West Australian Ballet’s productions of GENESIS and Alice. Rachael just recently joined the Props Crew as a swing on GWB Entertainment’s Perth leg of their An American In Paris tour, performed at Crown Theatre. Rachael has worked with City of Melville on various projects, including their annual Melville Midwinter in 2021 and 2022, this year stepping up to run the event show call.

Rachael has spent a lot of time at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), both as a student and as a professional. In 2021, Rachael was Production & Stage Manager for LINK Plan B, as well as recently working as a Stage Management Mentor for the current students. Before graduating from WAAPA and receiving her Bachelor of Performing Arts – Production & Design, majoring in Stage Management, Rachael seconded through Perth Festival with The Last Great Hunt on their 2021 premier of Whistleblower. Rachael spent the rehearsal process as a stage management secondment student and stayed on with the production to work backstage throughout its performance season.

Rachael has had a passion for the arts since a young age. To her, art is the practice of communication, whether through visual mediums, movement, sound, light, voice, or the written word. Artistic expression is integral to our lives, and it brings Rachael great joy to work in the industry that enriches, teaches, and entertains our communities.

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Don't miss this amazing cast shine in Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange! 

Feisty, intense, funny, evocative, insightful, manipulative and gripping are just a few words that come to mind after seeing a run at rehearsal today 😊

“Joe Penhall has the rare gift of engaging both emotion and intellect and making you care desperately about the outcome” The Guardian

“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 great way of comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” The Independent (London)

Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics’ Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
Laurence Olivier Award – Best New Play 2001

Limited Season Aug 20 - Sept 3
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Join us for a post-show Q&A with the Blue/Orange cast and creatives on Tuesday 23rd August! Meet the team and hear about their creative process behind the production 🍊
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Blue/Orange cast member Tinashe Mangwana in the studio recording the curtain call song for Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange 😊 Don’t miss out on seeing this incredible play - limited season! 
Aug 20 - Sept 3rd
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, Perth
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BLUE/ORANGE by Joe Penhall
Delighted to welcome some of our THEATRE 180 Donors Circle and Board Members into the rehearsal room to share our creative process from Artistic Director @stuarthalusz , Set/Costume Designer Neil Sheriff, Sound Designer @nivulich and cast members Andrew Lewis, @jazza_dobson and Tinashe Mangwana. Thanks also to Production Manager/Lighting Designer Garry Ferguson, Stage Manager Rachael Canning and Assistant Stage Manager Finlay Pedler.
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Aug 20-Sept 3
Lower Burt Memorial Hall

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