May 2022 Graduate

Lucy Burke

Lucy was born at a very young age in Sydney’s inner-west. As well as a performer, Lucy is a keen writer, singer and director with a passion for devising theatrical works. Before beginning at ACA, Lucy studied English and Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. Whilst there she performed in many shows for the Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS): some of her roles including Nina in The Seagull (dir. Victor Kalka) and Jessica in The Merchant of Venice (dir. Peter Walsh & Clare Cavanagh). She also honed her skills in comedy sketch writing and performing, featuring in The Sydney University Womens’ Revue (Sydney Comedy Festival) and The Sydney University Arts Revue (Seymour Centre). She has performed in indie theatre productions Cleansed and Nosferatu (both Montague Basement, dir. Saro Lusty-Cavallari). 

Whilst at ACA, Lucy’s roles have included Hamlet in Hamlet (dir. Anthony Skuse), Agamemnon and Professor in The Iphigenia Quartet (dir. Claudia Barrie), Rosalind in As You Like It (dir. Damien Ryan) Betty Four in Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties (dir. Troy Harrison), Olga in Three Sisters (dir. Sam Trotman) and Alice in Closer (dir. Sammy Jing at NIDA/ACA collaborative project). Lucy also directed A Mouthful of Birds as part of the ACA self-generated project. 

Lucy is excited to enter the industry and become a part of Australia’s ever-growing arts scene. 


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