BYDE is a creative development programme designed for intermediate level performers to have the opportunity to work with industry professionals to expand their range across acting, musical theatre and dance.
Auditions will be announced before the end of 2023!
Registration is essential.
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Our Brisbane Youth Drama Ensemble is an opportunity for young and emerging artists to further develop and fine tune their performance skills.
Primarily trained and assessed by our Tutor, Grace Longwill, students will explore a multitude of acting and singing techniques, and how they can apply themselves to be a successful performer. Classes will focus on how to succeed in auditions, the acting process, and the techniques that come with being a well-rounded performer, including movement, dance, and physical theatre, as well as monologues, duologues and script work. In addition, students will be introduced to the background workings of a running theatre by our industry professionals and will be able to participate in areas of their choosing.
Students will have the opportunity to perform at the student showcase at the end of the year, allowing them to display the skills they have gained from the course to friends and family. Brisbane Arts Theatre is an active performance venue and an iconic theatre company in Brisbane. Aside from the student showcase, each year, we stage successful Children’s Theatre and Mainhouse seasons that we encourage our BYDE students to audition for.
BYDE intake is strictly limited and requires a successful audition, open only to those students entering grades 7 – 12 in 2024. Auditions only take place once a year, and the programme has a maximum capacity of 30 students. As a performance ensemble, students are encouraged to actively participate in opportunities that arise through a Brisbane Arts Theatre production season. This will include onstage and backstage commitment.
Auditions for our 2024 cohort will be announced before the end of 2023. Registration is essential!
BYDE is a more advanced experience, focusing on integrating the students into our performance venue both on the stage and behind the scenes.
From the selection of show and acquiring the rights, to the standing ovation on closing night, there are many aspects which are needed to create a successful production.
Students will be included in Costuming, Set Design and Scenic Art, Backstage Crew and Technical Operation as well as being given the opportunity to shadow Directors, Stage Managers and Technical Designers.
If you are enrolled in one of our other courses and have a successful audition for BYDE, we will carry the enrolment fee across.
$1000 per year
Payment plans are available allowing the annual fee to be paid in full by the end of Semester 1.
Sundays 9:00am – 12:00am.
Students will be required to attend rehearsals outside of standard class times if they are successfully offered a place in any Brisbane Arts Theatre production.
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