Ryan New

Rawcus Ensemble

Ryan started theatre in 1994 in a dance theatre company “Isolation” and improved his career of the arts in 2000 for a primary school project called “cineralla rock” as a dancer. He then began doing certificate 1 in live theatre and events aka “Ignition Theatre” staring as Blackie in Double Trouble and the beast in Love Lost sailing in 2006. He became a pick in Platform Youth Theatre for a production “Golem from Rucker’s Hill” as four different characters the following year. He made his debut in Rawcus in mid 2008 during his time as a performing facilitator at Family Dog Theatre.

His roles in Rawcus include a leader in the Rawcus flashmob project with other Melbourne based companies. He was the base and giant in Small Odysseys and many deaths of Henry Purcell in Another Lament. He led a group of primary schoolers for a Newham project in 2012. He was also a carrier in 2009’s walk of the Chinese Year of the Dragon at Moomba City of Mlebourne and did a number of educational clips with Suitcase murphy and Arts Access Victoria.

His work includes: techie/crowd control for Club Wild, ASM for Ignition (2007-2012), Weave (2007-now) a self production “What’s the time Mr Wolf” and currently another theatre group in Caroline Springs, Rolllercoaster and the arts of Australian stage fighting.

Other credits include Forever City , Brutus, love revolutionist and the General- The War of Love and Hate ( North by Northwest), White Night, Flock, White day Dreams ( Weave), The Noahs, For the love of Pina ( Rollercoster), Leap, Playback ( Echo Collective)

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Rawcus productions: Another Lament (2010, 2012),  Small Odysseys (2011), Catalogue (2015), Song for a Weary Throat (2017 & 2018), Glass ( 2021)

Rawcus Public Program Projects: Accessible Flashmob ( 2011), Emporium of Treasures (2012), Shadow Tales (2013), Singular (2014), Portraits ( 2014), I Am (2015), In our Shoes (2016), Now You See Me ( 2016), Fanaticus Melbourne Fringe (2017), Encounters (2018), Symphonic Sites (2018), Becoming (2018)