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 40 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. He is also a company associate of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

Recently returned from a Canadian tour of his ★★★★★ Fringe hit show The Ballad Of Frank Allen which took out the coveted Just For Laughs (Best Comedy) Award at the 2017 Montreal Fringe.

A regular on the Canadian Fringe circuit, his most recent work includes a Canadian Tour of his award-winning plays TRAMPOLINE and The Ballad Of Frank Allen. He also appeared in the multi-award winning Frankie’s, Greg Fleet’s  THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (as Brad Majors) He 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 LA Troupe Sound & Fury for their 2015 and 2017 Australian Fringe Tours.

Shane is also known for his alter-ego project Zack Adams which has toured Australia and internationally over the last decade and was nominated for several Canadian Fringe 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 recently appeared on screen in the mini-series The War The Changed Us the feature film Paper Planes. Shane was also the face of STAN’s “Hungry Eyes” campaign and can be seen in the upcoming feature film I Met A Girl.

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.”

Image credit HEADSHOT (Paul Robinson)

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