What’s on April 2023

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Welcome to April at ATYP, and my first official crack at opening our monthly newsletter. 

As an e-intro, my name is Hayden Tonazzi (they/he) and I started at the beginning of the year as ATYP’s new Artistic Associate. Now, you might be wondering what that means… Basically, I get to assist Fraser and the ATYP team with a lot of the productions, creative programs and development opportunities (including workshopping a brand new musical last week!) that we offer young people.

The biggest April headline to start off with is that CUSP has officially launched and boy is this shaping up to be an exciting production. Returning from its season in 2020 (right before the world shut down), we are so excited to be bringing this work back for a national tour with some new and old faces in the mix; stay tuned for some exciting updates on this new face shortly! It’s a beautiful play by Mary Anne Butler that brings to the surface so many important issues that Indigenous young people face today, and we’re thrilled to be offering $30 tickets for young people to see this production, so make sure you book your tickets today!

This week we also opened applications for National Studio! This is one of ATYP’s flagship writing programs led by our amazing Resident Dramaturg, Jane FitzGerald. This writing program is open to young people aged 18 – 26 to spend a week away at Bundanon being mentored by some of Australia’s best writers. Applications close on Wednesday 3 May, so get them in! 

For our creatives in high school, ATYP has a fantastic opportunity for you! We are currently recruiting for our renowned Work Experience program led by our Education Coordinator, George Kemp. Students in Year 10 or Year 11 who have an interest in Drama or Entertainment are invited to apply to be one of 16 students taking part in this unique experience. Applications close on Friday 30 June, so don’t leave it too late to complete.

And rounding out all of this is our brilliant Autumn Holidays workshop program run by our extraordinary Workshops Manager, Claudene Shoesmith, and Workshop Assistant, Emily Johnson. It’s not too late to tighten up your performance skills or just jump into a stupidly fun Bank Heist or Comedy Masterclass, so make sure to check out our Holiday Workshops page for all that information.

The next time you’re around Pier 2/3 and you see me, please come say hi! I can’t wait to meet you all.

Hayden 🙂 
Artistic Associate