Senior Drama Ensembles

Applications for 2019 Senior Ensembles will open in OCTOBER 2018 


Membership is by audition and open to all students who will be in Years 10, 11 & 12 attending public schools in NSW in 2019. For further information of what is required at audition, please click on the link Audition Requirements.

Weekly Rehearsal Times

If you are successful in obtaining a position to the Drama Ensembles program, a full commitment to the year must be made. Successful students will attend weekly rehearsals at The Arts Unit:-
• Drama Company: School Holiday Intensive 21-25 January then every Monday & Wednesday 4.30-7.00pm during
   school term
   First Meeting: Monday 21 January 2019
• Senior Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 20 March 2019
• Year 10 Drama Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 20 March 2019

Fees

Fees cover hire of regular tutors and industry professionals for intensive workshopping, a Drama Ensemble t-shirt, and the sourcing and supply of costumes from professional designers for the State Drama Festival. Students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and accommodation if needed. All prices include GST:-
• Drama Company - $325
• Senior Ensemble - $350
• Year 10 Ensemble - $350

How to Apply

All students will need to complete the Online Application Form AND the Endorsement Form these will be avilable in OCTOBER 2018.
• New students (and their parents/schools) will be emailed of their audition date for those selected for audition.
• Returning students go straight to Callback Audition, ie they do not need to attend the first audition date.
• Forms received after TUESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2018 will not be accepted.
• A maximum of 12 nominations will be accepted from any one school.

Audition Requirements

All students will be required to perform a 2-3 minute monologue as part of the audition process. This should be selected and memorised by the student. Drama Company will also be given segments from a play to work with on the day.

Audition Dates & Times

This year we have made the decision that all auditioning students (new and returning attend the Callback Auditions. This means there is just 1 night students will need to attend. Auditions will be held in the afternoon at The Arts Unit in Lewisham. Based on the Ensemble you are auditioning for, dates and times is as follows:-
Senior (Year 11) Ensemble: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 4.30-7.00pm
Year 10 Ensemble: Thursday 28 Febraury 2019, 4.30-7.00pm
• Drama Company: November/December 2018 (Date TBC) 4.30-7.00pm

Performance Opportunities

Drama Company will perform a new play and performed in 1 season of 3 performances at NIDA (Dates TBC)
Senior & Year 10 Ensembles will participate in the State Drama Festival at The Seymour Centre (24-25 October 2019).  Selected students may perform in other high profile events such as performing in the annual Schools Spectacular or being comperes for the Music Concerts (The Sydney Opera House and The Sydney Town).

Further enquiries relating to the Senior Drama Ensembles should be directed to drama.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 8512 1175.

The Arts Unit Website & Facebook Page:
To stay up-to-date with student and teacher Drama opportunities provided by The Arts Unit, check the website regularly and follow our Facebook page for program updates, events, new Arts Unit Learning Hub resources and opportunities www.facebook.com/TheArtsUnit.