Portrait of Zahra Newman

Zahra Newman

A 2008 graduate from the VCA, Zahra was most recently seen onstage in The Government Inspector (Malthouse/Belvoir). Prior to that she appeared in the Australian premiere of The Mountaintop (MTC), The Cherry Orchard (MTC) and Menagerie (Daniel Schlusser Ensemble) as part of the inaugural MTC Neon Festival.

During 2012 she originated the role of Seegar in the world premiere of An Officer and A Gentleman: The Musical (GFO), and received the Best Actress Green Room Award for her critically acclaimed national tour of Random (MTC/Syd Opera House/Brisbane Powerhouse).

At the VCA, she was awarded the Richard Pratt Bursary for an Outstanding Actor and while studying at the University of Southern Queensland, she was also awarded the Alan Edwards Scholarship for excellence in her first year.

Zahra has also been involved in various developments and workshops for theatre and can be heard on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program. Film and TV credits include the feature film Bound By Blue and Channel 10’s Rush.