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Lachlan Ruffy

Ruffy has garnered acclaim across Australia for his versatility as a performer, writer, creator, and game designer. He’s a graduate of ANU, UC, and WAAPA. He has been referred to as “a true master of storytelling” (TheatreTravels), “an audience favourite” (NightWrites), a “light entertainment phenomenon” (Canberra Theatre Watcher), and “mildly artistic” (Mum).

On stage, Ruffy has played roles as varied as Eddie in Sam Shepard’s Fool for LoveEdward Ridgeway in Pigeonhole Theatre’s sold-out Canberra Theatre season of SwitzerlandCoulmier in Marat/Sade and Jamie in The Last 5 Years

Before he left Canberra a decade ago, he was seen as Thomas Klopper in Canberra Rep’s The Book of EverythingJay in Lost in YonkersMr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, multiple roles in Everyman’s Breaker Morant, and Gus the Theatre Cat in Free-Rain’s Cats.

He has appeared in ABC’s Rake and Total Control. He may also have been, under an alias, Australia’s most prolific and popular astrologer for eighteen months.

As an immersive theatre creator and performer, he has frequently collaborated with Underground Cinema and Ponydog Productions. For the latter, he co-created and performed in Tattletales, an immersive improvised storytelling experience, which was nominated for and received awards for Best Immersive, Best Theatre, and Spirit of the Fringe at Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide Fringes respectively.

His voice can be heard as one of the dual narrators in Kirsten Alexander’s Riptides, an audiobook published by Penguin Random House.

Alongside this work, Ruffy is also an experienced educator. He has taught Drama, Dance, and English in high schools and colleges for the last decade, and has run improvisation and stagecraft classes for the young artists at Pacific Opera, as well as corporate training.

Ruffy is glad to be home for the moment, and is excited to be reunited with some of his favourite artistic people, channelling his energies into something creative rather than just annoying his partner and/or cat.