The show goes on

In short films, theatre productions and festivals around the world, recipients of the Blair Milan Scholarship are performing, creating, directing and writing.

Every year since the memorial scholarship was established by Blair’s mother Lyndey and her partner John Caldon, donations made to the fund have been used to make a difference to the lives of Bachelor of Communication (Theatre/Media) students.

“John and I match all the donations to the fund dollar for dollar. Because this is run by the Charles Sturt University Foundation, nothing is lost on administration fees or the like, and we know every dollar is going towards supporting others performing and creating,” Lyndey said.

One by-product of the Fund is the community developing among those who have received support, with productions being developed, recommendations for work put forward, and shows being created and toured. This ensures Blair’s legacy lives on through the creative vision, enthusiasm, spirit and joy of scholarship recipients.

A word from Blair Milan Scholarship recipients

“I’m adapting and directing Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own for my mainstage debut at Belvoir.”
Carissa Licciardello

“I was Associate Director on Matterhorn: The Musical in Switzerland, directed by BAFTA award-winning Director Shekhar Kapur.”
Angus Wilkinson

“I’m performing in a show at The Old 505 as part of an all-female theatre festival. I’m also excited to say that all the women involved in our production are Theatre Media grads! We’re everywhere.”
Madelaine Osborne

“I was able to attend the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, with the help of the scholarship.”
Heather Edmonds

Ways to give back