CASTING CALL – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers

CASTING CALL Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company. We exist to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. ATYP’s Education team, in partnership with the University of Sydney, is producing a series of educational videos designed to demonstrate how…

Spring into action – in person! 🌱

Welcome to Spring! In keeping with the vibe of 2020, this Spring has a faint whiff of the ‘unprecedented’ about it. It was comedian Robin Williams who said: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” This year the mantra might be more along the lines of: “Spring is nature’s…

Read, Greet, Act, Repeat 🙌

I’m in my last few weeks with ATYP before I sign off for a year to welcome a new little boy into our family. And by that, I mean both my family and my ATYP family. I can bring him into rehearsals and workshops before he can walk or talk, can’t…

Victoria Zerbst – Rebel Wilson Comedy Commission Blog 1

Firing up The First Draft  Right now, I’m in the ecstatically creative (if not daunting) phase of writing a musical wherein I get to throw everything I have at the wall and then see what sticks before my first draft is due in September. One of the most exciting features…

2020 Martin Lysicrates Prize Cancelled

A statement from The Lysicrates Foundation After much reflection, and discussion with our partners the Australian Theatre for Young People and Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Prize this year. The final event was due to take place on the 7th of…

💥 ACT NOW – ATYP is back in person!

As the youngest staff member at ATYP, I’m always impressed (and more often than not exclaiming, “YES QUEEN!”) at everything our team has been doing to provide young people with incredible opportunities throughout the year. July is no exception and I’m keen as beans to get into it.  ATYP is…