Raoul has stepped back from acting for the while being, joining the ACT Public Service in February 2018. During his 15 years as a professional actor based in Canberra, he appeared in over 25 theatrical productions, as well as several films, commercials, corporate role plays, etc. Below are some highlights ...
Tristan: A Song for a Superior Man - Nov/Dec 2017
What does it mean to be a good man? What does it take to be a good man? These are questions which are explored in Little Dove Theatre Art's work which Raoul was excited to be part of, under the direction of Chenoeh Miller.
Pigman's Lament world premiere 2016
The first season of Raoul's solo show finished on 3 July 2016 to critical acclaim - see the tab on this website dedicated to Pigman's Lament.
Green Room Award 2012 - Professional Performer of the Year
Raoul was delighted to receive the Equity MEAA Green Room Award which is adjudicated by professional peers in the ACT. The citation reads: "for his strong theatrical work this year, especially for his role in "Kabir" and for his consistent dedication to the craft of theatre practice".
Excerpts from reviews
Extraordinarily well acted ... A Meta, dark, self-deprecating performance piece of which Charlie Kaufman would be proud... A fascinating, startling and entertaining theatrical experience... Craemer’s performance is intense, controlled, funny at times and always interesting... His clever script has been enhanced by the imaginative direction by Paulo Castro who makes sure there’s not one moment that isn’t exciting to look at or listen to... The Pigman’s Lament is an intense, surreal monologue... Anyone who enjoys experimental theatre will appreciate the cleverness of this visually stunning piece... it is refreshing to witness poetic and adventurous use of theatre... masterful ... (PIGMAN'S LAMENT)
"Raoul Craemer is a revelation...Craemer showed what a talent he is by stealing almost every moment he was before the audience" (MISTERO BUFFO)
"Theatre at its best...Raoul Craemer provides a wonderfully composed and physically brilliant performance" (UBU ROI)
"A mighty appealing performance ...Raoul Craemer bravely takes on the roles of four very different husbands" (MANILA TAKEAWAY)
"Craemer inhabited the character, using both his voice and his body to bring Kabir to life in front of us...It was as if Jaireth, the writer, Raoul Craemer the performer and Kabir himself had joined together to present a race memory about a singular person who, despite being illiterate, oppressed, poor and torn between two religious groups, created beautiful, poetic songs... For me the only improvement to this production would have been to hear Craemer burst into song more often so we could hear more of those glorious songs" (TO SILENCE: KABIR)
"Craemer's delightful Vidooshaka ... the shows escalating hilarity is matched only be the actors' evident enthusiasm and panache: here is a duo that knows how to please the crowd ... Craemer and Finnigan have written and devised a show that is funny, uncomfortable and moving, and in which they, like Vidooshaka, have as much laughing at the audience as we have laughing at them" (VIDOOSHAKA - THE INDIAN CLOWN)
"Well cast ... an intriguing Heathcliff" (WUTHERING HEIGHTS)
‘Raoul is watchful and hungry as Hadrian’s discarded lover…’ (SCANDALOUS BOY).
Reviews appeared in national digital media (artsHub, AustralianStage.com, StageWhispers, etc.) or Australian print media (e.g., The Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian)