Musical Theatre Workshop

A free, one-day workshop exploring musical theatre, singing, dancing, and performance, in partnership with Queanbeyan Palarang Regional Council Youth Services. The workshop will be run by two industry professionals, Ylaria Rogers and Amy Orman.

This workshop is ideal for young people who would like to learn how to prepare for auditions or who would like to get a taste of musical theatre. All abilities and levels of experience will be catered for.

Participants will need to bring a water bottle and comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. Lunch will be included.

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WHOAges 12–17
WHEN22 April
10am–2pm (please arrive at 9:45am for a 10 o’clock start)
WHEREThe Bicentennial Hall, The Q, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
COSTFree of charge

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Meet Your Workshop Artists

Ylaria Rogers

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Ylaria is a Canberra-based director, actor, dramaturge and now, producer. Ylaria has collaborated across Canberra,
Melbourne, Sydney, London, Vietnam, including work with The Street Theatre, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre,
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, National Capital Orchestra, National Capital Opera, The Hayes Theatre, Victorian College of
the Arts, The Universe – Hanoi, and her own production companies, Heart Strings Theatre Co and Freefall Productions. Across these productions and companies, she has worked on a significant amount of new writing work as a director, actor and more recently, dramaturg.

In 2016, she founded Freefall Productions with Derek Walker, and their work included critically acclaimed productions, Proof and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. This company was driven by a desire to create opportunities for other professionals and see important and relevant work onstage. In early 2021, Ylaria founded Canberra’s first semi-professional theatre company, Heart Strings Theatre Co. Its debut was a sell-out season of Urinetown The Musical at Canberra Theatre Centre, followed by a sell-out production at The Hayes theatre in Sydney in January 2023. Recent work has included directing for National Opera, the Musical Theatre Festival in Launceston, Hanoi Opera House and
producing and performing in The Hello Girls with Heart Strings Theatre Co.

She has worked with The Street Theatre on creative developments for People Inside Me, Sheila and Camelia. In 2020, she was selected for The Street’s Early Phase creative development program for We Are Not Alone, an original work that advocates to change society’s perception of those who have suffered child sexual abuse. The piece aims to destigmatize and release shame in talking about these events and empower the voice of the survivor. She received Arts ACT funding for the project’s development in 2022 and again in 2023 and its journey is now at the heart of Ylaria’s work as a developing artist in 2024.

Amy Orman

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Amy’s professional Chicago theatre credits include Merrily We Roll Along starring Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, White Christmas starring Tony-nominated Sean Allan Krill, Hairspray featuring Tim Kazurinski, The Who’s Tommy, Annie, Guys and Dolls, and multiple productions of 42nd Street. The highlight of her time in Chicago was a production of Smoky Joe’s Cafe directed by Tony-nominated Marcia Milgrom-Dodge and attended by composer Mike Stoller himself. The nine-person cast won the award for Best Ensemble at the 2016 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Awards.
Shortly after moving to NYC Amy joined the cast of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes as a singer. She performed for three seasons with the holiday favorite for over a million audience attendees. Amy has also worked in TV & Film, Print, and Commercials with credits including Betrayal (ABC US), Wakefield (ABC Australia), Sensodyne, Weber Grill, All State Insurance, Miller Lite, and the voice of Princess Amelia in Uppercut Games’ video game Epoch 2.
In between performing opportunities, Amy has worked as a teacher of dance, drama and singing. Her most rewarding experience as an educator came with choreographing and directing for the Chicago-based not-for-profit organisation, After School Matters. This past year Amy choreographed the critically acclaimed production of The Hello Girls with Heart Strings Theatre Co. at Canberra Theatre Centre and Hayes Theatre in Sydney.