Turning up the heat with SUMMER STAGE!

Turning up the heat with SUMMER STAGE!

Call out for young actors, devisers, directors and designers! Side by side with some of the State’s most exciting artists, help WA Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo) put to the test three fresh ideas for its 2024 production. 

WAYTCo’s new Artistic Director, Amelia Burke, is turning up the heat, launching new works incubator, Summer Stage. Hinging on engaging young people, aged 13 – 26, in a range of possibilities from traditional scripted, to new writing, through to devised work, Burke’s inaugural program promises to be hot! Interested young performers, directors, designers and technicians can express interest in any or all of three works up for creative development:  

Work 1: A Response 

Led by Artistic Director Amelia Burke, this devised process will get to the heart of what  the young performers involved want to say about the world right now.   

Work 2: The Shakespeare (a)Gender

Led by Humphrey Bower and Teresa Jakovich, a selection of scenes will be taken from some of Shakespeare’s most loved plays and explored through the lens of gender. 

Work 3: The Comprehensive A-Z of Missing Persons Australia 

Written by award-winning actor and playwright Grace Chow, together with a youth  ensemble, this is a new play where Chow captures and asks: Who do we forget? Who do we remember? And why?  

Summer Stage runs November 18 to February 25.  

Summer Stage represents a vital part of my vision for WAYTCo and that is the active involvement of our young people, our members, in deciding and shaping what production we present next. Summer Stage will see our members working across devised work, new writing and a classic re-imagined...so prepare to see some of the freshest theatre in town!”  Amelia Burke, Artistic Director 

More Info:

To complete an Expression of Interest (EOI), head to https://waytco.com/in-development/ today! Only 25-30 opportunities available, so you will have to be quick. EOIs close: 5pm Tuesday, November 7