For over 55 years ATYP have used theatre experiences to enrich the lives of young people. We continue this legacy to nurture today’s young Australians, the next generation of creators, thinkers and leaders. Our engaging drama and writing workshops, yearly production seasons, writing programs and a youth advisory panel benefit thousands of young people aged 4-26 years old each year. We rely on our generous community of supporters to do this.
In 2017, thanks to the generosity of our valued community of supporters, ATYP delivered 6 productions, supported the development of 41 emerging playwrights, 103 actors in professional productions, provided over 120 scholarships for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and made accessible many more life-changing theatre experiences for thousands of young people.
THE FOURTH WALL CROWDFUNDING EVENT
In theatre the fourth wall is the invisible wall between the actors on stage and the audience. When a performer ‘breaks down’ this wall, it brings the audience and the performers closer together in a shared experience. On November 12 we invite you to join us as we break that fourth wall and bring you onto the ATYP stage with us!
We have three exciting and important programs designed to engage more young people than ever across Australia. Hear from ATYP staff, Rowan Bate (ATYP Learning Coordinator) Rob Jago (Workshops Manager) Gretel Vella & Emme Hoy (Playwrights) supported by young participants from each program. They will present to you, live on stage in six-minute segments, followed by a short Q&A session.
What follows is a truly electric live crowdfunding session. If a pitch resonates with you, you can pledge your support of $100 or more (suggested minimum donation amount).
The night will be expertly led by our MC for the evening, actor and comedian Rebecca De Unamuno (Hamish & Andy, Kath and Kim, Chaser). It will be a highly memorable experience that is sure to stick with you long after the evening is over, and will have an everlasting effect on ATYP.
We can’t do what we do without you.
Monday 12 November
5:30 – 8:30pm
The Turbine Hall, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Drinks and light canapés provided – Children and young people welcome
Be part of the act.
Your generous gift plays a role in the delivery of enriching theatre programs for thousands of young Australians each year.
For over 55 years ATYP have used theatre experiences to enrich the lives of young people.
Our impact is compelling.
In 2017, ATYP commissioned a research report to evaluate the impact of our theatre programs. Over 1,200 ATYP participants, parents, alumni and other stakeholders were surveyed.
The research of the ATYP Impact evaluation report found that youth theatre positively boosts mental wellbeing, reduces anxiety, builds resilience and fosters skills that benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning – irrespective of a young person’s career aspirations.