Stuart Halusz

Stuart Halusz

Artistic Director
Stuart Halusz

Stuart Halusz

Artistic Director

As a professional actor for nearly 30 years Stuart has worked for major and independent theatre companies around Australia, appearing in over 60 plays. He also has extensive experience in film, television and radio, as a presenter, MC, workshop leader, in corporate role play theatre, and as a judge on awards panels and performer in fundraisers for various charities.

In 2001 he represented Australia at the Inaugural International Artistic Fellowship at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

Currently the Artistic Director of THEATRE 180, Stuart co-wrote and directed the successful cinemastage adaptation of AB Facey’s A FORTUNATE LIFE. He was formerly an Associate Director at Black Swan State Theatre Company for 3 1⁄2 years, his role included liaising with subscribers, general patrons, donors, philanthropists and other key theatre stakeholders, and running the Resident and Emerging Artist programs.

As a Theatre Director Stuart has worked for Black Swan State Theatre Company (both for the main stage, studio and regional tours and including directing four world premieres, (notably the sell-out production of THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL), Agelink Theatre (creating plays from the heart of communities), Acting Consulting Training (for the corporate, mining and banking sectors), for WAAPA and in youth theatre for WAYTCo, Midnite and the Riptide Ensemble.

As an Arts Educator, Stuart has extensive experience with youth and emerging artists, working for WAAPA, WAYTCo, Riptide Youth Performance Company, Midnite Youth Theatre, Notre Dame, Independent Schools Theatre Association and numerous schools throughout WA, NSW and VIC.

Stuart has written for corporate theatre, public health programs and student productions, and as a creator and performer of Theatre in Education, his shows SHAKESPEARE SHENANIGANS and CRASH! BASH! CURRICULUM have played to nearly 10,000 students from Albany to Port Hedland.

He has been a Board Member of THEATRE 180 (formerly Agelink Theatre) since 2005 and FutureNow – Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council since 2018. He has been Vice President and then President of Actors Equity Section WA since 2005 and has served on the National Performers Committee and Federal Council of Media Entertainment Arts Alliance since 2006.

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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 for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick!
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
#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 ❤️