The winners of the 2020 Performing Arts WA Awards, presented by Artist Relief Fund WA, were announced at an online ceremony on Saturday night.
Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. Photograph © Daniel J Grant
In theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s On Our Beachtook out the prize for Best Mainstage Production, beating out Black Swan State Theatre Company’s The Torrents, The Last Great Hunt’s Lé Nør [the rain],Black Swan State Theatre Company’s collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company, Medea, and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s new play Fully Sikh , a co-production by Barking Gecko Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Fully Sikhtook out three awards, with Khalsa herself winning Best Newcomer, Matt Edgerton winning Best Direction of a Mainstage Production, and Pavan Kumar Hari winning Best Composition or Arranging.
The Blue Room Theatre and Static Drive Co won Best Independent Production with writer Sam Nerida also taking out Best New Work.
Best Actor (Male) went to Humphrey Bower for his performance in The Apparatus, while Best Actor (Female) went to Charlotte Otton for Feminah. Best Supporting Actor (Male) went to St John Cowcher for Playthingsand Best Supporting Actor (Female) to...