Slashies: How to build and sustain a creative career with Monica Main and Libby Klysz


  • 29 November 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Applications Open 17 November 2021 10:00 am
Applications Close 29 November 2021 10:00 am
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To survive as a performer in the long-term you will need to know how to utilise your creative talents in many ways to earn a living and sustain your career.  WA-based slashies Monica Main and Libby Klysz will discuss the practical ways you can be a successful slashie; a multidisciplinary artist working successfully in many areas of the creative industries. Please note: This event is at 1-2pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT and 3-4pm NZ time.


  • Monica Main

    Monica is a graduate of the of VCA and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Broadcasting from WAAPA. She has worked extensively across disciplines in theatre, film and TV as an Actor, Writer, Puppeteer, Director, Producer, Theatre-maker, Film-maker, MC, Radio Host and Voiceover Artist She has had 5 writing commissions for the WA Museum, her community work includes residencies in WA schools and WA Prisons and she was a Performer/co-creator in the sellout Multi-Award winning FRINGEWORLD hit REST @ The East Perth Cemetery
  • Libby Klysz

    Libby Klysz is a producer, director, teacher and performer. She has worked for many companies over twenty years, like Perth Festival, The Last Great Hunt, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre, WAAPA and The Blue Room Theatre. She is a current board member of Chamber of Arts & Culture, and CircuitWest. Libby produces independent projects, recently including JULIA (Steamworks Arts, 2021) The Golem, and The Apparatus (Humphrey Bower, 2020 & 2019), Wonder Woman (Laura Boynes, 2019). She directed Feminah (2019) and is Associate Director on The Tempest (Black Swan, 2021). Libby spearheads Variegated Productions, with award-winning shows such as Frankie’s (2018), and The Man and The Moon (2016); and an original performer with The Big HOO-HAA! Libby teaches in schools and universities, and also creates community engagement programs.


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