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Welcome back to Western Edge in 2024

From L-R: Georgina Naidu, Chanella Macri and John Marc Desengano make up the new co-CEO leadership team. Photo by Mandy Wu. Happy 2024, happy year of healing, courage and community. A 2024 welcome message from co-Artistic Director and co-CEO Chanella […]

Western Edge announces Georgina Naidu as new Executive Director

Western Edge announces Georgina Naidu as new Executive Director, to join Artistic Directors John Marc Desengano and Chanella Macri as Co-CEOs   Western Edge is thrilled to announce the appointment of Georgina Naidu as its new Executive Director, joining co-Artistic […]

New Voices for the West: Interview with Playwright Delsa Tuitea

Earlier in the year, we announced Delsa Tuitea as the 2023 recipient of New Voices for the West, Western Edge’s first-ever writing commission. Since July, Delsa has been working tirelessly on the development of her original play, E lelei mea […]

Your last letter from Penny, outgoing Executive Director

What a strange thing this is, to sit and write my last letter to you all, a community I care about so much: people who have cheered us on time and time again; advocates who have spread the word and […]

We bid farewell to Western Edge CEO Penny Harpham

Western Edge Chair Veronica Pardo announces the departure of CEO Penny Harpham It is with heavy hearts and enormous gratitude that we announce the forthcoming departure of our CEO, Penny Harpham, from Western Edge, after eight years of dedicated and […]

Delsa Tuitea is the Recipient of the 2023 New Voices for the West Commission

Western Edge are delighted to announce that the 2023 recipient of our first ever writing commission, New Voices for the West, is Delsa Tuitea.   Delsa Evotia Tuitea is an Australian born Samoan playwright and producer. She is an alumna […]

Western Edge Takes On Southeast Asia: Reflections from the 2023 Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting

From Melbourne’s West to Southeast Asia, Western Edge headed to the 2023 Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting, highlighting our work with young people in the sector and the embodied ways in which we give space and voice to our artists. […]

“Enormously challenging and rewarding”: Penny Harpham Reflects on 2022

  As we usher in the beginning of summer, CEO Penny Harpham reflects on the big year that was 2022 here at Western Edge (and hints at what might be in store for a promising 2023). Woweee, what a year. […]

EOI: Join Our #FutureReset Co-Design Committee

  We’re looking for Expressions of Interest from young people (aged 15-30 years) to join our Future Reset co-design committee. The Committee will be engaged in the series of creative collaborative workshops and provide consultation, strategic direction and support to develop […]

Edge Ensembles jump through time with new show “Distortion”

Co-Artistic Director John Marc Desengano’s cup is very full, and not just with coffee. This week, he weighs in on all that’s been happening with our Community Edge Ensembles program – and why you need to come to our upcoming […]