Stuart Halusz

Stuart Halusz

Director & Co-Writer - A.B. Facey's A Fortunate Life. Director - The Children, A Sleep of Prisoners, SYDNEY II: Lost & Found. Director & Writer - Fred Alexander: the Man, the Arts, the Festival.
Stuart Halusz

Stuart Halusz

Director & Co-Writer - A.B. Facey's A Fortunate Life. Director - The Children, A Sleep of Prisoners, SYDNEY II: Lost & Found. Director & Writer - Fred Alexander: the Man, the Arts, the Festival.

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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Have you ever wondered how writers and theatre makers craft oral histories into wonderful theatrical pieces?

WA Museum Boola Bardip and Theatre 180 have partnered to present “Voice From the Past: Creating Oral History Projects” on Sunday 28 November.

Join Founding and Current Artistic Directors Jenny Davis OAM and Stuart Halusz, with special guest, Stage Designer Neil Sheriff, as they work with you to explore aspects of the extensive collection at WA Museum Boola Bardip for inspiration, and provide you with an accessible toolkit to delve into your own creativity and imagination to bring the stories from your own past to life.

This informative, interactive and practical workshop is ideal for:
• Theatre Makers
• Drama Teachers
• People interested in their own family history
• People interested in Western Australian history and exploring the many stories contained in the WA Museum Boola Bardip Collection

Your ticket includes:
• All materials
• A ‘Page-to-Stage’ insight into THEATRE 180’s hit productions of AB Facey's - A Fortunate Life and SYDNEY II: Lost and Found, and the creation of our new genre CinemaStage
• Practical toolkit for researching and recording Oral Histories for theatre
• Q&A with THEATRE 180 Creatives, Producers and Actors
• Tea & coffee

*Participants would benefit from bringing a smartphone or laptop to assist in capturing research information and writing script notes

Sunday 28 November 
10am to 3pm
Cost $80
Location: Woodside Learning Studios, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre.


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📸 image - Jenny Davis and Christine Harling (grand-daughter of Albert Facey) sharing the many stories of Facey's life.
We are thrilled and very honoured to announce that THEATRE 180 has been named as a FINALIST in the "2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation".

It is so important to us to tell stories about Western Australians to Western Australians. Thank you for your continued support, from wherever you have seen us, and for allowing us to bring those stories to you.

Cross your fingers - winner is announced on 19 November. 

#theatre #liveperformance #livetheatre #stories #storytelling #westernaustralia #waisok #perthisok #perthhappenings 

You can read more about the awards here:
Looking forward to our next Mornings on the Terrace show CRAZY DAYS AND LAZY DAYS by Jenny Davis on Thursday 28th Oct at Burt Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth! 

In spring the sap rises and the world comes out to play. A young cast of musical theatre graduates bring us songs to stir the blood and make mayhem, together with songs to dream away a sunny afternoon. Lucy Fraser and Marcus Gadd delight us with old favourites and modern greats. Together with the piano maestro, Craig Skelton, they bring us dramatic, comic and tender songs from recent musicals as well as plenty of classic numbers.

THEATRE 180 celebrates a vibrant young cast, both inspired by the greats of the past and excited about new musicals from around the world. What turns the head of a young person in spring? Why love, of course, together with all its hopes, dramas, sorrows and joys.

THEATRE 180 invites you to come with us and catch a little Spring Fever, as Lucy and Marcus dance their way through CRAZY DAYS and LAZY DAYS!


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Have you booked for our upcoming seasons of SYDNEY II: LOST AND FOUND in Midland, Warwick and Geraldton?

Hurry tickets are selling fast - November 7 at Warwick is already sold out.

Book tickets:

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Kalgoorlie:  Not long until we arrive in the Goldfields bringing with us SYDNEY II: Lost and Found. Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie this weekend - 18 & 19 September 

This unique live theatre performance in a cinema setting is like nothing you've seen before!

So, is it a movie?  No, but it does use the incredible aesthetics of a cinema screen to provide the magnificent backdrops to each scene, for the live cast of 3 actors to perform in front of. It's live theatre in a cinema setting! It's a very unique experience that has received rave reviews and sold out shows.

This compelling and true story of Australia's greatest naval disaster is a story for all generations and coupled with seeing live theatre in a non-traditional theatre venue, is a very special experience.

Book tickets:

#theatre180 #theatre #cinema #navy #Goldfields #Kalgoorlie #Boulder #history #thingstodoinkalgoorlie
Really enjoying performing the sold-out season of The Blackwood River Gliding By at Enderslea Farm, Chittering. 5 performances down and 3 to go. A stunning location!
Back by popular demand, our much-loved production AB Facey's - A Fortunate Life is NOW ON SALE.

We are thrilled we can bring a return season of this back to Perth.  Returning to Grand Cinemas Joondalup.

November 27 & 28 and December 4 & 5. All performances at 3pm.

Book tickets now:

#ticketsonsale #theatre #whatsonperth #books #cinema #film #australianhistory #literature #liveperformance.