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Leah Robyn

Quick Response Residency

Quick Response Residency

Leah Robyn’s residency at PICA will focus on the development of a new performance piece entitled The Game, a dance-theatre work that highlights the importance of women’s sport while also advocating for stronger pathways for queer and gender diverse people in sport. Combining dance theatre with the structure and dramatic effects of a soccer game, the artists will undertake training with a professional sports coach, research gameplay and draw on published text and interviews with women’s sporting figures, including professional and community players. 

Since the success of the Commbank Matildas in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the popularity of women’s soccer in Australia has skyrocketed. The Game will delve into this success to draw attention to the wide-spread necessity for equity in all women’s sports. The work will utilise the current popularity of women’s soccer in Australia as a tool to contribute to current cultural discourse and to attract a diverse crowd to a show about women’s sports. 

About the Artists

Leah Robyn (she/her) is an emerging performance maker. Originally from Wales, U.K, Leah currently resides and creates on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, and in 2022 graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honours with First Class) majoring in Performance Making. She is passionate about movement and has extensive experience with dance training and performance. In 2022, Leah movement directed Shes Terribly Greedy at The Blue Room Theatre and since graduating has completed a residency with Co3 Contemporary Dance. In conjunction with her love for movement performance, Leah often works within verbatim storytelling and thus began her journey working at Barefaced Stories in 2022. In 2023, she also completed a residency with Fremantle Arts Centre for an audio storytelling work entitled UP THERE. Leah enjoys verbatim storytelling practice for its investigation into the complexities of the human condition. Leah hopes to create movement and storytelling performances that are inclusive, accessible and compassionate. In her spare time, she is dedicated to promoting WA theatre across her social media platforms and has worked for stop drop + roll as a publicist for Everything Flickers (2023).  


PICA’s Studio Program is supported by PICA’s Art Ambassadors.