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Making a Musical

A workshop by Hayes Theatre Co and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)


Hayes is thrilled to announce a new opportunity for Asian Australian artists and their collaborators, interested in writing and composing for musical theatre.

Introducing the participants of “Making a Musical”, an initiative aiming to build culturally diverse creative rooms and  showcasing the incredible breadth of talent we have in Australia. Facilitated by Kenneth Moraleda, ten teams of creatives developing their own projects will engage with leading Australian and International musical theatre practitioners in a series of case studies and practical skill building sessions.



Selected from a national call out, the successful artists are (L-R):

Row 1: Jordan Shea, Vicky Falconer-Pritchard (NSW) Jules Orcullo, Chloe Keung, Miranda Aguilar (NSW) 
Row 2:  Michael Tan, Anthony Cormican (NSW)  Monica Sayers, Melissa Lee Speyer (NSW)  Nicky Tsz Li  (SA)
Row 3: Deidre Khoo, Zara Stanton (VIC) Jun Bin Lee, Wahyu Kapa (VIC) Margot Tanjutco (VIC) 
Row 4: Aimee Chan, Rachel McNamara, Connie McConnel (NSW-Regional) Makiko Shibuya (QLD)


Guest presenters include: Hilary Bell, Casey Bennetto, Yve Blake, Dean Bryant, Lisa Campbell, Hugo Chiarella, Carmel Dean, Greta Gertler Gold, Jay Kuo, Max Lambert, Michael K. Lee, Naomi Livingston, Laura Murphy, Eddie Perfect, Paige Rattray, Sonya Suares, Annette Shun Wah, Katherine Thomson and Darren Yap






Kenneth Moraleda is an actor, director, writer and creative producer of Filipino descent. 

His many years of involvement with CAAP Programs include as writer: Lotus Salon and Lotus First Draft programs, as resident artist: STC/CAAP Directing Initiative and recently project facilitator: CAAP Artist Lab.

He recently directed Chop Chef (Blush Opera) and Eat Me: Blowback (NIDA). Under the production company he co-founded kwento he is slated to direct Ate Lovia (Redline) and The Marriage Agency (KXT/bAKEHOUSE). He was Assistant Director to Kip Williams on Playing Beatie Bow, and to Paige Rattray for How to Rule the World and The Deep Blue Sea at Sydney Theatre Company.

As an actor his credits include Muriels Wedding- The Musical, Talk, Australian Graffiti, Cyrano de Bergerac & A Man with Five Children (Sydney Theatre Co) The Lion King (Australian/Asian tour), WarHorse (Australian Tour), Three Sisters (Sport for Jove) Australia Day (National Tour – HIT), August: Osage County (Repertory Philippines) White Divers of Broome (Black Swan),  Cruise Control (Ensemble), An Enemy of the People  (Belvoir Street) and Kasama Kita (Belvoir 25a).  Films include Lucky Miles (Best Actor – Cinemanila Film Festival), Banana Boy, Legacy, The Fence and Locusts. Television credits include Janet King S3, Schapelle, East West 101, City Homicide, Stingers, City Life, Water Rats, Wildside, White Collar Blue, Comedy Inc, Playhouse Disney, Jay’s Jungle and recently Bureau of Magical Things. 

Making A Musical is generously supported by City of Sydney