Cast and Crew
CREATOR AND CAST B PERFORMER
Michele Gould is a performing artist and writer who is a recent Musical Theatre graduate of Principal Academy of Dance. She has previously completed the diploma of Musical Theatre from WAAPA and is currently based in Perth, Western Australia. She is currently performing in We Will Rock You with Platinum Entertainment as her first professional engagement and has previously performed in Jesus Christ Superstar with the same company. Michele is also a writer with a keen interest in diversity and representation, she is set to debut her first musical: PASSING at Fringe World 2021. Having pursued both science and the arts, Michele is constantly inspired by the creative industry and only hopes to contribute to it her personal best.
Amber Kitney is a creative producer based in Perth, Western Australia with a keen interest in community engagement, diversity and mental health awareness. She produces theatre, and arts events and workshops through her business APK Productions, founded in 2019. Amber is also a freelance model, content creator, and teaching / performing artist with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and offers piano and vocal lessons from her home studio. Amber aims to inspire the next generation of artists and truly believes in the power of the arts to connect communities and inspire people from all walks of life to engage and share experiences in the beautifully complex world we live in.
CAST A PERFORMER
Jennifer "Efa" Mackenzie is a young emerging singer/songwriter, dancer/choreographer and actor currently based in Perth, Western Australia. Efa is currently studying at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) completing a Bachelor in Performing Arts, majoring in Performance Making.
CAST A PERFORMER
Jefferson Nguyen is an up and coming performing artist, based in Boorloo (Perth),
Western Australia. Jefferson is a first generation Vietnamese Australian, and this
influences his work in many ways, focusing a lot on racism, and many other social
issues. He is currently at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts,
studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts, majoring in Performance Making.
CAST A PERFORMER
Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, it was in Priscilla's early childhood that her love for performing and entertaining was developed. Throughout her teenage years, Priscilla was involved in various amateur musical theatre productions including High School Musical (Taylor McKessie) and was awarded a vocal scholarship to Mercy College. For the past year she has been furthering her training in screen acting at Artist Management Australia Actor Studio and credits her teacher Jeremy Levi for her progress. Priscilla is currently a presenter for Perth Now and is also a freelance performing artist, model, makeup artist and emcee.
CAST B PERFORMER
Crystal Nguyen is an emerging actor, singer and model with a passion for redefining beauty standards and representations of people with disabilities in the arts. She lives with Brittle Bones Disease and strives to present her physicality as a strength in her creative expressions. Her notable roles include 'Mrs. Soames' in the Black Swan State Theatre staging of Our Town and performing in 'The Events' with Rhythmos Choir.
CAST B PERFORMER
Sean Halley is an actor and musician based in Perth and is currently completing his Bachelor of Acting at the Western Australian Academy for the Performing Arts. Coming from Melbourne, Sean is also a graduate of Showfit (2019) where he studied Musical Theatre. Sean is a passionate storyteller and is particularly interested in amplifying diverse voices and stories as a means of bringing palpable change in the world.
Andrea Lim is a professional creative artist and has had over 15 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industry. She is a trained and qualified singer, dancer and actor (majoring in Musical Theatre) and is a qualified makeup artist, hair stylist, and beauty therapist. Andrea also works as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, content creator, social media manager, and is a hobby photographer. What can't she do?
Crystal is an ardent performing artist based in Perth, Western Australia. She is currently studying at Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts completing her Advanced Diploma of Musical Theatre. Having a burning passion for singing from the young age of 10, Crystal moved to South Korea to pursue a career as a singer and was accepted as a trainee into KeyEast Entertainment. At age 15, she returned to Australia and discovered her love for musical theatre after watching Wicked. During her course Crystal was a featured soloist Downstairs at the Maj and in Showcase at the Nexus Theatre. Crystal is currently performing at Crown Theatre in We Will Rock You as a Teen Queen, Gaga and Pi-puff-didi. Crystal is delighted to be directing an original Asian-Australian musical, PASSING for Fringe 2021. Crystal is a strong believer in strengthening diversity, creativity and community through the arts.
Denzel Mahusay is a music composer based in Perth, Western Australia and strives to inspire people by showcasing and sharing his artistic endeavours. He creates customized dance mixes for dance choreographers and dance teams around the world through his business Denzoid Productions. He is also a hip-hop dance teacher/choreographer and is currently teaching at Vanguard Performing Arts. Denzel is a passionate creative utilizing dance and music production in his everyday life and loves collaborating on projects with other creatives.
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Nina Gee is my name, designing sets is my game.
Yeah, I've worked on a film or two, but now it's time for my theatre debut!
I'm queer, and Asian, and an immigrant to boot,
Diverse representation in arts is a real beaut!
I'm proud to be part of the Passing team,
Creating Aussie-asian content is the real dream.