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Audience participants on stage at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Photo: Made in WA — Ben Mortley and audience participants in The Smallest Stage by Kim Crotty, Stage 3 development, presented by Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. Photo by Ben Yew Photography.

Known for their intercultural performance work, Marrugeku will create and perform a new dance project exploring the Malay community in Broome. The $150,000 boost will allow ‘Mutiara’ to premiere in Broome in 2023.

A new interactive children’s music and performance work will come out of the Great Southern region. Breaksea’s production ‘The Magical Weedy Seadragon’ will be supported with $110,000 funding. The work will be staged at Albany Entertainment Centre as part of the 2023 Albany Maritime Festival.

‘Creatura’, an original in-situ festival theatre show, will premiere in 2024 at the Gascoyne Travelling Arts Festival with support of $148,848. Yamatji narrators tell the story of Creatura, a Chinese dragon hatched by the Gascoyne River who journeys throughout the region to meet a multicultural cast of historical ghosts. 

City of Busselton's new performing arts centre, Saltwater Busselton, will bring ‘Beyond the Vasse’ to the stage with funding of $148,687. The musical comedy will feature a professional creative team with Aboriginal leadership and a cast of professional actors working alongside non-professional actors and chorus. 

Made in WA has delivered over $980,000 in funding since 2020 to support the commissioning of 5 new performing in regional WA. The Made in WA funding forms part of the State Government’s Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP) which aims to create economic development, tourism and social cohesion by supporting cultural and creative industries.

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023