The Future Oz Livestream Concert features the 2021 Music Theatre graduates from VCA, Griffith Conservatorium, FedUni and Elder Conservatorium. The stellar cast of 22 are only few among the many graduates who are graduating into an industry still slowly suffering and recovering from the pandemic.
Artists performing include Abigail Dixon, Aiden Wang, Amelia Burton, April Pullen, Bonnie Poynder, Campbell Bonello, Cluanie Swanwick, Eliza O’Connell, John Mondelo, Nina Carcione, Hanlon Innocent, Emily McDougall, Elyena Belonogoff, Mitchell Roberts, Milo Hartill, Lily O’Shea, Nicole Rammesh, Nava Revalk, Emily-Grace Williams, Lucinda Wilson, Zak Vasiliou and Virginia Cashmere.
The concert will also pass the torch to a new batch of graduating students and introduce Elder Conservatorium’s first graduating cohort of Music Theatre Bachelor students since their commencement in 2019.
Future Oz Inc. was originally created to unite musical theatre students across Australia and offer alternative means for these students to perform in midst of the pandemic.
COVID-19 has affected the Australian Arts extensively, including many arts students whose training might have been compromised at their respective arts institutions.
All donations received from Future Oz Livestream Concert will go to StageAChange – a not-for-profit organisation who provides professional opportunities and platforms for performers and artists of colour.
Liam Wigney, Future Oz President, believes “it’s important for us to keep this project moving forward so that gradudates can have a platform” and “organisations that have been overlooked by government support are able to get the funding they need.”
Future Oz is excited to showcase the wonderful talent of 2021, and hopefully continue to be a platform for graduating performers in the years to come. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/songsforafutureoz for details.
Image: Future Oz Livestream Concert (supplied)