Senior Drama Ensembles

Audition Requirements

Applications for 2018 Senior Ensembles are now CLOSED. 

Membership is by audition and open to all students from Years 10, 11 & 12 in 2018 currently attending public schools in NSW. For further information of what is required at audition, please click on the link Audition Requirements.

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: Monday 4 December 4.30-7.00pm
Year 10 Ensemble: Tuesday 5 December 4.30-7.00pm
• Drama Company: Wednesday 6 December 4.30-7.00pm

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.

How to Apply

All students will need to complete the Online Application Form AND the Endorsement Form.
• 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 28 NOVEMBER 2017 will not be accepted.
• A maximum of 12 nominations will be accepted from any one school.

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: Every Monday & Wednesday 4.30-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Senior Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Year 10 Drama Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Performance Opportunities

Drama Company will perform a new play and performed in 1 season of 3 performances at NIDA (14-16 June)
Senior & Year 10 Ensembles will participate in the State Drama Festival at The Seymour Centre (25-26 October)
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).


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 - $380
• Year 10 Ensemble - $380

Further Information

Further enquiries relating to the Senior Drama Ensembles should be directed to Jane Simmons or phone 8512 1175.

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