I need to tell you something. And I need you to just – not freak out. Okay? I need you to listen. Seriously. Listen. Until the end.

Since it was first staged in 2011 ATYP’s annual monologue program The Voices Project has changed the national landscape for  young writers and actors.

Over a million people have watched a Voices Project performance online and the scripts that are published each year by Currency Press have been performed in every state and territory in the country. The productions have launched the careers some of Australia’s leading young artists – writers and actors.

It’s a simple concept. We bring together 20 of the nation’s most interesting emerging writers and send them away for a week to be challenged, inspired and mentored by industry leaders. During that week they are given a theme and encouraged to create a seven-minute monologue for a seventeen year old actor. We then choose ten pieces and present them as our first production of the year. The best young adult actors get to perform them. You get a sneak peak at the future of the industry.

The voices project at ATYP is always one of the highlights of the Sydney theatre calendar, a great way to start the year and an always optimistic look at up and coming talent and the rich and diverse group of voices and theatre makers finding their way to our stages.

Lisa Thatcha

The audience web and weave through a forever transforming space as one by one we hear the deep, dark, heart-warming, comedic, distressing and delightful secrets of an ensemble of characters.

Aussie Theatre

Cast & Creative Team

2014 National Studio Writers
Joel Burrows, Tahlee Fereday, Sharni McDermott, Julia Patey, Kathleen Quéré, Callan Purcell, Caitlin Richardson, Fiona Spitzkowsky, Amanda Yeo

Katy Avery, Christian Charisiou, Jordan Cowan, Patrick Cullen, Rebecca Cuttance, Airlie Dodds, Kelly Huynh, Lucia Ma,y Dominica Roebuck, Gemma Scoble, Michael Smith

Sarah Parsons

Assistant Director
Curtis Fernandez

Stage Manager
Olivia Benson

Jennifer Medway

Set/Prop Designer
Melanie Liertz

Lighting Designer
Alexander Berlage

Sound Designer/Composition
Felix Cross

Assistant Stage Manager
Bokkie Robertson

Image Credit

John Tsiavis

Production Images
Tracey Schramm

Past Productions