"...Rathgeber brings considerable nuance and humanity to the role... a keenly observant, thoughtful performer who inhabits a part without artifice..."
Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship
The Alex Rathgeber Performing Artist Scholarship was introduced in 2019 to encourage and support young performing artists from around Alex's hometown of Horsham and the local Wimmera community. The scholarship is designed to assist young performers in the development of their skills, confidence, and artistry.
Awarded at the RM Showcase concert event, it complements the Richard Morris Memorial Scholarship which honours the wonderful life and legacy of Wimmera performing arts supporter and facilitator, the late Richard Morris.
In 2023, the recipient is to be awarded a prize of $1000 to support their training and development, and the chance to perform at the RM Showcase concert at Horsham Town Hall Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 18th November 2023.
70th Anniversary Australian Tour
2022 - 2023
Alex performed the role of Giles Ralston in the recent 70th Anniversary Australian production of Agatha Christie's world-famous play The Mousetrap directed by Robyn Nevin.
Alex and Anna O'Byrne led the company as Giles and Mollie Ralston, the proprietors of Monskwell Manor where the iconic murder mystery unfolds.
Alex and his friend Lachie Woods (currently starring as Draco in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) put together a swim team, The DeepEndables, to raise funds for Starlight Children's Foundation which provides critical in-hospital support to sick kids Australia-wide.
Individually, Alex swam 35km and raised $3,735 for Starlight, whilst The DeepEndables team collectively swam a total of 272km and raised over $18,000.
for sick kids