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Summer School


How do you turn a script into a fully realised production? How does that character you love, grow from words on a page into a three-dimensional being? How do actors and directors do what they do?

State Theatre Company’s Summer School is an exciting opportunity for young people (ages 15-17) to receive practical experience in creating theatre from recognised artists in the industry. An integral part of our State Educate program, Summer School provides excellent preparation for students undertaking drama at a SACE 1 – SACE 2 level or for those looking to further their theatrical skills.

Applications are now open for State Theatre Company South Australia’s 2020 Summer School. This year’s program will be led by well-known Adelaide actor Rory Walker and runs from 30 November – 4 December.

Rory is a graduate of the Centre for the Performing Arts, with a long list of theatre and film credits, including Jasper Jones, That Eye, The Sky, After Dinner, The Popular Mechanicals (national tour), Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The Importance of Being Earnest, Waiting for Godot, Gala (Adelaide Festival), Afternoon of the Elves (Adelaide, Sydney and Seattle U.S tour for Windmill Theatre Company) and the regional, national, Ireland & Norway, New York & Canada tour of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy (Slingsby).

Rory is a Brink Productions Board Member and Ensemble member and has developed much of the company’s new work, such as Land and Sea, Skip Miller’s Hit Song (2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival), Paul Galloway’s adaptation of Moliere’s The Hypochondriac, This Uncharted Hour and When the Rain Stops Falling. He has also appeared in Clockwork Forest (Windmill Theatre/Brink Productions). Rory has helped develop many new Australian works. He is currently developing his own solo work for theatre.

This year’s students will self-devise a short piece that highlights issues, thoughts, trends and culture that are pertinent to their age group. The students will develop short scenarios or movement or musical responses to these current issues in their lives. Our Summer School is open to young people aged 15-17, who are interested in developing their theatrical skills. If this sounds like you, complete the application form below!

If you have any questions, please email education@statetheatrecompany.com.au.

Summer School Application Form