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Producer – First Nations Program

Merrigong is excited to welcome Leroy Parsons, our new Producer – First Nations Program.

Leroy Parsons is a descendant of Yuin and Dunghutti peoples of NSW. Graduating high school on the South Coast of NSW, Leroy went on to study at Metro Screen in Paddington and Uncle Lester Bostock’s 6 month course at AFTRS in Sydney, 1993. In 1994 Leroy moved to Melbourne to study at Swinburne University for a Diploma in Small Companies and Community Theatre. At the end of 1995, Leroy decided to pursue acting and studied at the Victorian College of the Arts. Since 2000 Leroy has performed and toured with various theatre companies around Australia and toured overseas. Leroy has worked professionally in the performing arts for 22 years.

“There is a wealth of First Nation stories in the Illawarra and I’m very excited about helping, telling and bringing these stories to life onto the stage. First Nations Illawarra stories are very underrepresented on the stage and I’m looking forward to bringing them to Merrigong. I’m also very excited about First Nation Illawarra people seeing their own stories on stage.” – Leroy Parsons

To read more about Merrigong’s First Nations Program click here.

Leroy Parsons - Theatre Credits

Melbourne Workers Theatre Co:
Non Parlo de Salo
The Call

The Oldvan Theatre Co. (Country Victorian Shows):
A Midsummer Nights Dreaming
Romeo and Juliet
Don Koyote
My Homeland
The Taming of the Strew

LA MaMa Theatre Co. (Melbourne):
Hotel Obsino
Save for Crying

Ilibijerri Theatre Co. (Melbourne):
The Dirty Mile
Stolen (London, Hong Kong, Tokyo)
Headhunter (Vic/SA/Qld)
Body Armor (NSW/Vic/SA/WA)

The Necessary Stage/Tony Yapp Company/Multicultural Arts Victoria:
Past Caring (Singapore)

CarriageWorks Sydney:
Posts in the Paddocks
The Visitors

Jute Theatre Co Cairns:
Proppa Solid (Far nth Qld tour)

TV and Film Credits Include:
The Circuit – SBS TV
Mannyfox (filmclip) – Harry

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