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Vidya Makan


Perhaps best known for her recent critically acclaimed performance as ‘Dot/Marie’ in Sunday In The Park With George (Watch This), Vidya Makan is no stranger to theatre. She is a composer, singer, actor and musician, living in Melbourne, Australia, dedicated to changing the scope of the ‘conventional musical theatre’ scene.

She is currently working with Front and Centre to develop My Home Too, a song cycle about Australia and home. Her debut musical, Woman, inspired by the lives of Gerda Wegener and
Lili Elbe, received a rehearsed reading in July with Watch This. She is a frequent face at Homegrown concerts, which celebrate the best of Australian musical theatre.

As a performer, her credits include Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Australian Shakespeare Company), Green Day’s American Idiot (Shake and Stir), Air Race (Arena Theatre Company) and the
lead role Maria Krish in the feature film The Colour of Darkness, currently available on Amazon, to name a few. Vidya is a proud graduate of Griffith University’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre and attributes her love of storytelling to her music- and theatre-obsessed family.

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