SHANE ADAMCZAK – Artistic Director

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Shane Adamczak graduated from WAAPA in 2003 and has since gone on to become a stalwart of the West Australian Theatre scene; a Fringe Festival veteran of over 35 festivals worldwide and “One of Perth’s most successful independent theatre creators” (The Sunday Times) as a founding member and current Artistic Director of Independent Theatre Company Weeping Spoon Productions. 

His most recent work includes a Canadian Tour of his award-winning play TRAMPOLINE, Greg Fleet’s multi-award winning THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (as Brad Majors) He also gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of iconic Sex Pistols front-man Johnny Rotten in the award winning Canadian play Vicious Circles. He was also a cast member of award-winning LA Troupe Sound & Fury for their 2015 Australian Fringe Tour.

A skilled physical and comedic performer described as “Woody Allen meets Ziggy Stardust” (Monday Magazine), Shane is also known for his alter-ego project Zack Adams which toured Australia and internationally for over a decade and was nominated for several Canadian Just For Laughs Awards. As an Improviser, he a senior player of Improv-comedy troupe The Big HOO-HAA!, TheatreSports Champion and creator of cult-hit Captain Spaceship. Shane also recently appeared on screen the mini-series The War The Changed Us, and the feature film Paper Planes.

His new show THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN, a comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard, debuts in early 2016 and will tour Australia and Canada.

A Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Company Associate, tutor and puppeteer, he has performed as a puppeteer in numerous productions including The Little Prince, Cat Balloon, The Man From Snowy River, Spellbound and The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek.

“If someone gave Shane a TV show, I’d start watching the box again. It’s what Australian comedy is supposed to be like.” – Rip It Up

“One of Perth’s most successful independent theatre creators” – The Sunday Times

“Adamczak has done it again…The Ballad of Frank Allen has all the hallmarks of Adamcak and Weeping Spoon show. It plays with clichés and tropes, without itself feeling clichéd, it has that goofy humour and most importantly it’s got a sweet self penned soundtrack” – The AU Review

“Fringe may be all about taking risks, but if there’s a blue chip investment in this market, it’s the hour of your time and the twenty-five bucks you’ll spend on these blokes.” – The West Australian

“Adamczak is a comic writing genius in my book. His short play Trampoline is one of the most endearingly whimsical love stories to grace the small stage I’ve ever seen. It packs such a ‘feel good’ punch that once its finished you’ll want to go straight back into the theatre and watch it all over again.” -PerthCulture.com

www.zackadams.org

Image credit HEADSHOT (Paul Robinson)
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