Check out October from the desk of ATYP Artistic Director Fraser Corfield.
Pull the party pants out of the cupboard and throw the school bags deep under the bed, the Spring holidays are here! Yes, the end of the year is starting to glimmer on the horizon and everyone is getting a little intoxicated by the prospect of Summer. Before you know it we’ll be farewelling year 12’s, planning parties and barrelling downhill in the mad dash to the end of the year. … But before then there’s a lot to do.
We have some very exciting events coming up at ATYP over the coming weeks. With the support of our Parents Committee we are hosting an industry event titled “So your kid loves the Arts. Don’t Panic!” Hosted by ATYP’s Workshop Manager Rob Jago and featuring a leading panel of actors, agents and directors (including yours truly), this session lifts the lid on how the performing arts industry works and what parents and young people can expect. It’s a must for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of working in the performing arts.
For those who are keen to support ATYP and would like to know what programs the company is running come along to ‘The Fourth Wall – Live Giving Event’ on 12 November. The managers and young people involved in three leading projects will pitch their case for support. This cocktail event offers an insight into the ways the national youth theatre is improving the lives of young Australians locally, regionally and nationally. It promises to be a lot of fun.
For everyone under 18 looking for some excitement during the holidays, there are still some spaces in the Workshop program. Once again Rob and Claudene are playing host to hundreds of young performers and some very talented professional artists. Check out our website for more details.
Because it’s been such a big year and we feel we need to throw a party, we’re going to launch our 2019 season at the end of this month. If you want to see what’s planned for the year ahead and beyond come and join us. The launch is on Monday 29 October. Watch out for updates soon. We’d love to see you there!
Also this month we have two teams deep in rehearsals. In Sydney seventeen madly talented 10 to 13-year-olds are coming to terms with dark matter and the mind-bending potential of science fiction as they start work on Sam O’Sullivan’s ever so clever Charlie Pilgrim (or A Beginners Guide to Time Travel). At the other end of the ATYP age scale, four young professionals are joining director Stephen Champion and the team at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre for The Climbing Tree that will open at Artstate, the NSW Regional Arts Conference at the end of the month!
Until next month,
Read the October eNews here