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Josh Hinton

MERRIGONGX Artist Profile


Joshua Hinton is an aspiring Wollongong-based actor, singer-songwriter and  theatre-maker. For Merrigong Theatre Company he is the coordinator and head tutor of Merrigong’s Creativity Camp, their regular holiday program. In 2021, he received Wollongong City Council funding to record several of his original songs with his duo,  Dom and Josh, for the Jam ‘n Bread NewGen Global Project. As a student, Josh was involved in numerous productions at Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts  and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), as well as a role as Assistant Director of  Blood Bothers at Townshend International School in the Czech Republic.  

“I’ve always been a bit confused about my cultural identity. I am an Iranian/Sri Lankan/ English/Jewish boy who grew up in a very white town (Wollongong), surrounded by white friends. Growing up, I never felt particularly rooted in any of my different cultural backgrounds, in fact most of the time I would completely forget about them. Not until my adult years did I really understand that this confusion wasn’t something normal. As I tell the story of two of my grandparents’ formative experiences… this work explores how these experiences shaped my grandparents, and in turn made me who I am, charting a journey of discovery which is both uniquely personal, but universal too.” 

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