SHANE ADAMCZAK Actor/Improviser/Puppeteer/Writer/Producer
Shane Adamczak is a 2003 WAAPA graduate (Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts) and a founding member of Independent Western Australian Theatre Company Weeping Spoon Productions.
Currently based in Canada, Shane most recently starred in The Rocky Horror Show (as Brad Majors), the remount of Fringe hit Let’s Start A Country (a role he will revisit again as part Of ZooFest in mid 2013) and as iconic Sex Pistols front-man Johnny Rotten in the award winning play Vicious Circles at Mainline Theatre in Montreal. He is also a writer/performer for new sketch group Flapjack Cadillac and presenter of Up Late Live, an internet talk-show. He is currently playing “Tranio” in Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2012/2013 touring production of The Taming Of The (Disco) Shrew.
He is probably most well known for his solo work as his on stage alter-ego project “ZACK ADAMS” which has toured Australia and internationally over the last seven years. His show ZACK ADAMS: LOVE SONGS FOR FUTURE GIRL travelled the Canadian Fringe circuit to rave reviews and was nominated for the JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD (Best Comedy Show) at the 2011 Montreal Fringe Festival. His more recent show ZACK ADAMS: A Complete History Of Zack Adams was nominated for BEST LOCAL COMEDY at The 2012 Fringe World Festival, was again nominated for the JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARD (Best Comedy Show) in 2012 and won a JENNY AWARD for biographical Storytelling during his tour of Canada in mid 2012.
As an Improviser he a senior player of Improv-comedy troupe The Big HOO-HAA!, Performed in In A New York Minute & Theatresports Seasons with Just Improvise and is a regular performer at Free Love Impro and Damon Lockwood’s FUPPET. Shane also represented WA in the 2011 and 2012 National Theatresport Finals and performed as part of The All Star Improv Jam, Smackdown, Treepio and Murder at 9pm with Montreal Improv. He has also performed as a guest with award winning Canadian sketch/improv troupe Uncalled For. Currently running in Montreal is his on-going Improvised Sci-Fi Comedy Serial Captain Spaceship.
A Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Company Associate, he has performed as a puppeteer in numerous productions including Cat Balloon, The Man From Snowy River and The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek. He also co-wrote and starred in Weeping Spoon’s award winning international production GREED and Produced and starred in two sell-out seasons of the highly successful revival of Checkout-The Musical in 2012.
In 2009 he founded the independent record label Weeping Spoon Records and wrote and performed in indie/folk band The Spin Chorus and comedy/hip-hop duo M.N.E.
His new play TRAMPOLINE, debuts in Western Australia, in October 2013.
“Adamczak is also something else as Rotten. He has the singer’s posture and stage moves down-pat – when he suddenly starts lip-syncing to No Feelings, it’s sheer genius.” - The Montreal Gazette
“(Adamczak) is completely unrecognizable, skilfully recreating Johnny Rotten’s disturbing stare, theatrical turns of phrase and sudden, unpredictable mood swings.” – Bloody Underrated
“Adamczak is fortunate enough to have two essentials for comedy – an abundance of energy and instant charisma…Someone should check the strength of his medication.” -The West Australian
“(Adamczak) personifies the Fringe – original, multi-talented and able to do great things on a tiny budget. “ -The Advertiser
“Great timing, charming ideas and most impressive, a truly transformative physicality” -Theatre Australia
“Extremely talented (though strange and potentially dangerous)”-Amelia Walker, TheProgram.net.au
“(Adamczak) has a particular flare for comedy” -Nikki Gaertiner, Adelaide Theatre Guide
DOWNLOAD FULL CV HERE (Shane Adamczak Acting CV 2013)
“ZACK ADAMS” STAND UP COMEDY BIO HERE
Image credits Andrew Bell/Michael Barlow