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Welcome to July at ATYP 

As the winter chill sets in ATYP and our writing community are coming to terms with the announcement last week that the Board of Playwriting Australia, the peak body for playwrights, are running up the white flag and shutting their doors. It’s a sad reflection of the precarious nature of our nation's theatre industry and a devastating blow to playwrights around the country. 

As one of Australia's largest investors in playwriting ATYP knows only too well the difficulty of raising funds to commission new plays and...


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HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

This July holidays, ATYP have put together some fantastic drama classes with leading industry tutors of the Australian stage and screen.

We have a great range of classes on offer for Kindergarten to Year 12 HSC students, including comedy, YouTube, musical theatre, screen acting and more! Drop off and after class care is available for select courses.

Make sure you've booked your child in for the coolest holiday workshop program around! 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

TERM 3 & 4 DRAMA CLASSES

Term 3 and 4 weekly drama classes are now open for enrollment!

Our weekly drama classes run daily during school terms and are led by dedicated, industry trained actors and directors who will improve students' acting skills in an exciting and encouraging environment.

The first term will be spent developing performance skills and the second term will be spent refining these skills and devising a group performance.

Earlybird prices for Term 3 and 4 weekly drama classes end on July 15.

WEEKLY DRAMA CLASSES

BATHORY BEGINS

Our next show, Bathory Begins, will soon start rehearsing for its season at The Joan, Penrith in September.

This black comedy was the winner of our 2017 Foundation Commission for 14-17 year olds and is penned by the talented writers Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella.

If you like mystery with a bit of cheek, book a ticket now and be among the first to see this hilarious new Australian work. 

BOOK BATHORY BEGINS

MEET OUR INTERN: EMILY POLLACK 

We are delighted to have a fantastic, ongoing relationship with Boston University (BU). Every year, since 2016, we have welcomed a series of wonderful interns who come and work with us over a few months to get a feel for what happens in a national youth theatre company. 

Recently we welcomed Emily Pollack to the team. Emily has been working with our Development and Marketing teams on specific projects and generally being a great energy around the company.  We thought it would be great to get to know her a little better so we sent her a few questions to answer. 

Get to know Emily the intern👇

Q&A WITH EMILY

OFFERS FROM OUR FRIENDS...

NEW THEATRE

THE GRAPES OF WRATH
BY FRANK GALATI, ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY JOHN STEINBECK
6 August – 7 September
The Tony Award-winning play based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The story of the Joad family and their search for a better life during the Great Depression is a modern classic.
To win a double pass to the preview performance on Tuesday 6 August at 7:30pm, email publicity@newtheatre.org.au with ATYP GRAPES in the subject line.

SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Those first four notes. Three short, one long. Instantly, classical music was atomised, the symphonic form stripped down and readied for an upgrade and a fresh install.

Join the Sydney Youth Orchestra at the City Recital Hall on Sunday the 7th of July at 12pm for what promises to be a revelatory performance. To win one of 2 double passes, fill out this form by Thursday the 4th of July, 12pm or book tickets here.
ENSEMBLE THEATRE 
Don’t miss Arthur Miller’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Ensemble Theatre from 18 Jul. Simmering with jealousy and obsession, Italian-American immigrant life of 1950s Brooklyn colours this searing drama of tragic proportions. The universal story of family, immigration and justice cuts deeply in this gripping, award-winning independent production from the Old Fitz Theatre.
To win a double pass to the show on Thu 1 Aug at 8.15pm, email competition@ensemble.com.au with the subject line ATYP.
KXT
A desolate marriage. A neurotic psychologist. A missing cat. An ominous comedy about the thin line between civilisation and savagery.

Anthony Skuse directs the Australian Premiere of Wink from acclaimed writer Jen Silverman (The Moors, Netflix’s Tales of the City) at Kings Cross Theatre from August 2.

Email winkkxt2019@gmail.com with the subject ATYP GIVEAWAY to win a double pass to Friday 2 August at 7:30 PM.
THE UGLIEST DUCKLING 
The Ugliest Duckling
Exploring resilience, transformation and joy, Q Theatre’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling is a celebration of difference. This small scale story filled with spectacle and sound is suitable for the whole family. Suitable for ages 5-8, playing at The Joan 11 – 13 July.
Win 1 double pass to see The Ugliest Duckling. Send in your contact details to competitions@penrith.city by 6 July with ATYP in the email subject.

 
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