Intersection Festival gives students and teachers the opportunity to work with ATYP to present new Australian stories. This program offers skills development in acting and analysing scripts for students, along with professional development in directing for teachers. The Festival culminates in your students presenting new short plays specifically written for young actors.
Registrations for Intersection Festival close on Friday 8 April, 2022.
The Festival will take place on Tuesday 2 August, 2022.
If you have any queries prior to registering, please contact [email protected]
“The Intersection program is a wonderful opportunity for young people to perform the words and ideas of other Australian young people. Our Drama Company students at The Arts Unit loved its relevance and working with ATYP on this project.”
– Jane Simmons, Drama Performance Officer, The Arts Unit/Department of Education NSW
The Intersection short plays are suitable for Year 8-11 students.
Intersection Festival is available to schools in NSW and Australia-wide.
The Festival Process:
Step 1: ATYP will send your school a collection of ten [7 minute] plays written by Australia’s finest emerging writers with a range of scripts for 2-7 or more young actors.
Step 2: Your class selects up to ten pieces that they would like to rehearse and present in their classroom or theatre.
Step 3: Schools film and upload the performances to the online platform Film Freeway.
Step 4: The ATYP team selects ten works to be showcased at the national Intersection Festival in The Rebel Theatre, Pier 2/3.
By registering, you will receive the following resources:
- Ten new Australian short plays written for young people
- Early access to the currently unpublished Intersection 2022: Bloom short plays and monologues
- A complete guide on how to read and analyse a script
- Early access to ATYP’s Director’s Series, a series of videos on directing theatre for young people.
$200 per school (includes resources + up to 8 play entries)
Stage 5 Drama: Dramatic Contexts: Scripted drama and Small screen drama
Stage 6 Drama: Elements of Production in Performance; Improvisation; Playbuilding and Acting; Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice
Fight or Flight
Written by Bernadette Fam
Performed by Diya Goswami
Written by Daisy Coyle
Performed by Holly Matthews, Jeremy Jenkins and Milla Kime
It Is Your Birthday Party
Written by Shevaun Rutherford
Performed by Jean Hinchcliffe and Kevin Fernando
Written by Bradley Ward
Performed by Jamie Gray and Jack Andrew