The 2024 Intersection Festival will take place 6–8 August in The Rebel Theatre.
Intersection Festival gives students and teachers the opportunity to work with ATYP to present brand-new Australian stories and showcase their work in our state-of-the-art Rebel Theatre.
This program offers students the chance to develop their acting and staging skills by working on new scripts written by emerging Australian playwrights in ATYP’s National Studio program. Plus, Intersection Festival provides professional learning opportunities for teachers to refine their skills in directing. The Festival culminates in the Rebel Theatre where your students present new short plays specifically written for young actors.
Our 2022 Intersection Festival was a huge success and gave students the opportunity to perform in a semi-professional showcase to a completely sold-out theatre. Join us in 2023 for another action-packed Intersection Festival for you and your students!
It has increased their confidence and passion for performance. I was super proud of what my students achieved. It also fed well into my teaching program, giving me new and current material to explore.
Cate Whittle, St Ives High School.
Thank you for all your hard work putting this festival together and for your support and direction of them on the day. It is such a wonderful opportunity for students. Our girls got so much out of it- and their parents were blown away. So, thank you for allowing them to have such a memorable and worthwhile experience. If only our rehearsal spaces at school had the same view….
Caroline Rowland, OLMC Parramatta.
Everything was so positive and the kids are still buzzing from it. The whole team was professional, supportive and made our young people feel confident and important. Thank you!
Clare Anstey, Katoomba High School.
Step 1: ATYP will send your school a collection of 10 short (7-minute) scripts written by Australia’s finest emerging writers for a cast of 2-10 young actors. The plays are written at ATYP’s National Studio, a week-long play-writing retreat in Bundanon.
Step 2: Your class selects up to 8 pieces that they would like to rehearse and present in their classroom or theatre.
Step 3: Schools film and upload the performances to FilmFreeway.
Step 4: The ATYP team selects 10 works to be showcased at the National Intersection Festival in The Rebel Theatre at Pier 2/3.
Once your school’s performance has been selected, you may book a 2-hour workshop with one of our Teaching Artists. They will work with you and your students to help polish your piece in time for the performance. The workshop costs an additional $460.
The Intersection short plays are suitable for Year 8-11 students.
By registering, you will receive the following resources:
- 10 new Australian short plays written for young people.
- A complete guide on ‘How to read and discuss a script’.
- Exclusive access to ATYP’s Directors’ Series; a series of videos on directing theatre for young people.
- First access to the currently unpublished Intersection 2023: Undercurrent short plays.
$280 per school (10 play entries max + resources).
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