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For young actors, grades 8 - 12

The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) is proudly presenting their fourth annual Young Actor's Shakespeare Intensive program during the upcoming winter school holidays. Bookings are now open and places are strictly limited.

Running over four exciting days (9th - 12th July 2019) and delivered by QSE actors, directors, and facilitators, this unique drama program will see high school students (grades 8 - 12) unravel the riddle of Shakespeare's text through interactive exercises and techniques utilised by QSE's Core Ensemble. Connect to Shakespeare's words, and deliver them with clarity of thought, emotional engagement and physical embodiment. The intensive will conclude with a performance on Friday night for friends and family.

This school holiday program is specifically designed for young people who are into or would like to get into performing Shakespeare. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on and perform a Shakespeare speech and scene.

  • Receive focused attention from facilitators.

  • Participate in specialised workshops with QSE actors and directors.

  • Train as an ensemble in a collaborative environment.

  • Explore advanced techniques used in practice by professional actors.

  • Receive a free ticket to QSE's Henry IV Part I (directed by YASI facilitator Rebecca Murphy).

    What past participants have to say:

    'I found the constructive and supportive group work helped everyone thrive and improve. I loved being creative with so many talented and wonderful people..'

    'One of the greatest things that happens to me in a year. Its what I look forward to most and I feel at home….'

    "I wish I could go to a QSE workshop after school, once a week, every term! I had such a great time and really grew as a performer.'


    What parents have to say:

    'My daughter loved this. She said it was the most fun and interesting workshop she had done and I found her reading her grandmothers abridged Shakespeare in bed inspired by the workshop! She loved the teamwork and camaraderie too.'


    Bookings are now open for this unique school holiday program. To register your child's interest, please click here and complete the online form. The participation fee is $350.

    The Young Actor's Shakespeare Intensive program will run from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th July 2019 from 9:30am to 4:30pm at Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio, University of Queensland.


    Training Scholarships - QSE invites young Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists to apply for our first ever Young Actor's Scholarship. The ideal scholarship recipient will be a young person (grade 8 - 12) keen to develop their performance skills and learn about playing with classical text. For all the details visit our website. Follow the QSE Facebook for all the latest news and events.

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    When: Tuesday 9 to Friday July 12 2019 (participants must be able to attend all 4 days) / Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
    Where: Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio, University of Queensland
    Cost: $350
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