Humphrey Bower is an actor, director, writer, dramaturg, teacher and reviewer based in Perth. He has worked in theatre, dance, puppetry and contemporary performance with mainstage and independent companies and artists across Australia, and writes about theatre and the arts for Daily Review and at He was a founding member of Melbourne collective Whistling in the Theatre in the 1980s and Perth independent company Last Seen Imagining from 2001 to 2007, and was Artistic Director of Night Train Productions from 2007 to 2015. He currently teaches Acting at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. 

Recent performance credits include: Coma Land (Black Swan, Studio Underground, 2017); Overexposed (Danielle Micich/Performing Lines WA, Studio Underground/Rehearsal Room 1, State Theatre Centre WA); Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Black Swan, Heather Ledger Theatre); Jasper Jones (Barking Gecko, Studio Underground); Wish (Night Train/Perth Theatre Company, Studio Underground), Asterion (Proximity Festival, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Tales from Outer Suburbia (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre), Day One, A Hotel, Evening (Black Swan, Heath Ledger Theatre), Masks (Night Train, PICA, Fringe World), Wild Surmise (Malthouse Theatre), Face to Face (STC), Skin (Night Train), Blackbird (PTC), Wish (Night Train), Orpheus and Eurydice (Night Train) and Richard III (MTC). 

Awards: 2013 Equity Guild Award for Best New Play (Skin); 2012 Blue Room Award for Best Production (Skin); 2011 Blue Room Members’ Choice Award and Best Performance Award (Wish); 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor (Richard III); 2005 Victorian Green Room Award (Independent Theatre) for Best Actor (Savage Grace); 2003 Blue Room Members’ Choice Award (The Reader); 2000 Green Room Award (Independent Theatre) for Best Production (The Terms and Grammar of Creation).

You can also catch Humphrey as one of our guest performers in NASSIM.

Stay tuned to our blog as Humphrey will be blogging regularly on his experience at Perth Festival 2018.