I'm a freelance writer living in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. I'm a lover of theatre, soccer and making the most of life.
It's amazing what you can achieve in just 24 short hours
Are you aged between 13 and 25 and have a love for Theatre? Youth ARK Theatre company are hosting a 24 hour theatre event on January 20th and 21st 2018.
Nestled at the foot of the Yarra Valley at Lilydale Heights College incorporating Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre you will be given 24 hours to devise a 20 minute piece of theatre.
Don't worry if you don't know anyone as you are placed in small groups so it won't be long before you are friends with everyone in the group. You are all given an idea or theme such as time travel or planting tomatoes and it's then up to your group to write direct and perform a 20 minute play around this theme.
The two casts of the most recent performances - photo compliments of Youth ARK Facebook page
This event will allow participants the opportunity to develop skills in ensemble performance, team building, time management, acting, directing, and theatre design. It's a wonderful bonding experience for each team and you are bound to leave the theatre having made some new like-minded friends.
This is the fourth annual event held by Youth ARK which was formed four years ago originally by two friends from Mount Lilydale High School. Four years later the group are still going strong and have performances and other social events such as trivia nights, theatre sports, music nights and other fun outings and events.
New members and participants are encouraged. Perfect to keep the teens out of trouble and interested in something productive.
Participants arrive on Saturday 20th January from 7pm-10pm and then again on the Sunday from 10am-8:30pm on the 21st of January. The Performance takes place on the eve of the 21st and family and friends can come and enjoy the creativity for a small ticket price.
Camp Rock - Photo compliments of Youth ARK Facebook page