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Masterclasses

In 2021 we’re partnering with leading theatre professionals to deliver specialised masterclasses for emerging creatives across a range of disciplines.

This year, we are holding two masterclasses, Monologues and Auditions and Drama School Auditions

These intensive workshops offer young artists the chance to experience a range of performance practices and training methodologies, develop industry skills, and provide professional pathway opportunities.

We are expanding our program to encompass creative practices beyond performance, including writing and directing.

These courses are open to emerging artists aged 18-25 from any background or level of experience. 

Our 2021 Emerging Artists program is made possible thanks to the Jeremy Spencer Broom Legacy, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres, Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

Drama School Audition Masterclass

Thinking of applying for drama school? Pitting yourself against hundreds of auditionees for a spot at prestigious schools like NIDA, WAAPA, or VCA will probably be one of the highest-pressure auditions you’ll ever do. Fortunately, our Artistic Director Luke Rogers is here to help: join us for an intensive workshop, specifically focussed on the unique experience of the drama school audition. Gain insider knowledge on the audition process for the major drama schools, and the chance to work on your pieces with expert direction so you can go forward and do your best work.

Drawing from over twenty years of experience as a director in professional theatre and on audition panels, Luke will guide young actors through the process of articulating their casting type, selecting monologues, and refining their choices for performance under realistic audition conditions.

In this intensive program over three weeks, actors will practice and perfect contrasting monologues, and learn how to prepare for the challenges of the audition room. During the final session, we will offer the opportunity to film material that can be submitted for drama school auditions. 

This workshop is ideal for those who are applying for drama schools, recent graduates looking to improve their confidence in an audition environment and actors who are ready to take the next step in their career. It will provide actors with essential tools including:

  • Guidance on selecting audition pieces to support your strengths as an actor
  • Tailoring your choices in performance for different styles of classical and contemporary pieces
  • Understanding and demystifying the audition process
  • Being confident and spontaneous when taking direction during the audition process
  • How to make the best impression in “workshop audition” settings
ENROLENROL NOW
WHOAges 17-25
DATE3x one-on-one sessions by appointment
TIMEBy Appointment
LOCATIONOnline
COST$179
WORKSHOP ARTISTLuke Rogers
NOTESDue to the current lockdown in the ACT, this Masterclass has moved online and will be delivered through one-on-one sessions.

Please email programs@canberrayouththeatre.com.au to book your individual sessions.

Canberra Youth Theatre is proud to work with a number of organisations, including ACT Together, CREATE Foundation, Canberra Refugee Support and The Companion House to offer scholarships to our weekly workshop programs. We also offer open scholarships to individuals and families in the Canberra Region. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact our office on 02 6248 5057 to discuss your options.

Monologues and Auditions

Performing by yourself, whether in auditions, or delivering a monologue on stage or screen, is one of the most daunting challenges for any actor. But with the confidence to own that place in the spotlight, it can also be a showcase for the very best of your abilities. This winter, we invite you to enhance your monologue skills with our Artistic Director Luke Rogers, gaining insight into your own unique qualities as an actor with hands-on direction in a supportive group environment.

Drawing from over twenty years of experience as a director in professional theatre and on audition panels, Luke will guide you through the process of choosing and performing a monologue, giving you the skills to stand alone and stand out.

In this intensive program over three weeks, young actors will practice and perfect contrasting monologues in an in-depth exploration of the actor’s craft.

This workshop is ideal for those who are looking to improve their confidence with monologues, and will provide actors with essential tools including:

  • Guidance in choosing audition pieces that support your strengths as an actor
  • Techniques for staging your piece as a fully-rounded performance for stage or screen
  • Utilising the actor-audience relationship to keep your performance alive
  • Making strong, active choices within your monologue
  • Interrogating choices to make new discoveries
  • Dealing with performance anxiety
ENROLEnrolments Closed
WHOYears 7 – 12
DATES29 July, 5 and 12 August.
TIME7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
LOCATIONGorman Arts Centre
COST$179
WORKSHOP ARTISTLuke Rogers
NOTESFor actors wanting to audition for drama school, techniques from this masterclass will be built upon in the Drama School Audition Intensive. Book both together here and save 20%.

This workshop will be delivered in line with government social distancing requirements and our COVIDsafe plan.

Canberra Youth Theatre is proud to work with a number of organisations, including ACT Together, CREATE Foundation, Canberra Refugee Support and The Companion House to offer scholarships to our weekly workshop programs. We also offer open scholarships to individuals and families in the Canberra Region. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact our office on 02 6248 5057 to discuss your options.