Young Wharfies: 7 theatre shows, 7 workshops, 5 masterclasses, unlimited inspiration
A unique, free program for Year 11 Drama students at Sydney Theatre Company
Young Wharfies is an engaging and free learning program for Year 11 Drama students (in 2019) who are inspired by the power and creativity of theatre.
The group of students selected to be 2019 Young Wharfies will spend a year attending productions, participating in workshops and meeting artists and creatives at STC.
In 2019, the Young Wharfies will:
- Attend 7 productions throughout the year; Mary Stuart, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Così, Lord of the Flies, The Torrents, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Real Thing
- Explore aspects of each play in pre-show workshops
- Deconstruct each show in discussion groups with other Young Wharfie participants
- Participate in five masterclasses led by artists/creatives about theatrical styles, playwriting, directing, programming and writing for theatre.
We strongly encourage students who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those with disabilities to apply.
"Through the workshops I have gained insight into the industry like never before, and I have been learning so much from a broad spectrum of people with shining talents. Through the theatre performances I have begun to understand what makes theatre relevant to the past, present and future."
Charlotte Leamon, Young Wharfie 2018
Young Wharfies aims to build theatre literacy through watching and analysing how meaning is created in live theatre, from the Elements of Drama to directorial choices and Elements of Production.
Applications for Young Wharfies in 2019 are now closed.
Applications for Young Wharfies in 2020 will open on 1 Oct 2019.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com or (02) 9250 1768.