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William Rees

Artist, Writer

William Rees is a 17-year-old actor from Canberra who lives with a disability.

His love of theatre and film has been embedded in him for as long as he can remember.

He has been a member of the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Arts (CADA) for two years and proving his talent and dedication, it wasn’t long before he was cast in his first professional production: Frank Enstein, made by the FARM in collaboration with Co3 in Perth which then toured across regional Western Australia in 2018.

He was also awarded Best Actor at the Canberra University film festival for his role in the short film, Black Sheep.

William feels passionately about improving the visibility of artists with disability on our stages and is continually inspired by performers Daniel Monks and Kate Mulvany. He continues to work towards improving the discernibility and representation of actors with disabilities on Australian stages.

William is performing the role of Billy in Mad March Hare Theatre’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Old Fitzroy Theatre.

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Gig of a lifetime
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ArchivedOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 11 Jul - 10 Aug 2019

The Cripple of Inishmaan: Gig of a lifetime

William Rees hasn't had a long life. But he's spent all of it preparing for the title role in Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan.

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