In 2021, two Assemblage Adelaide Theatre and More (ATaM) Honours scholarships were awarded to incoming Creative and Performing Arts Honours students Duncan Vecchiarelli and Rhys Stewart. We are most grateful to ATaM for generously supporting the ATaM Honours scholarships for 2021.
The Assemblage panel has offered the following citations on the merit of each applicant:
Duncan Vecchiarelli: Duncan has clearly demonstrated a commitment to the performing arts by seeking out educational opportunities, engagement with industry and a variety performing arts roles. Duncan is a passionate and enthusiastic performing artist with a broad range of experiences, skills and a strong academic record. The application distinctly outlined Duncan's desire not only to participate in the performing arts, but also to experiment in creating original, contemporary and hybrid works.
Rhys Stewart: Rhys is an ambitious performing artist with a passion for acting, and a desire to create their own work as a director, writer, dramaturg, and designer. Rhys has already demonstrated some initial success, being hired by the State Theatre Company South Australia for the Decameron 2.0 project, as well as achieving an accomplished academic record. Rhys has a strong connection to Adelaide and South Australia, with a desire to pursue local opportunities, while also looking at ways to blend traditional acting methodologies with new digital mediums.