Opportunity for performers and lovers of the local pool
Powerhouse Youth Theatre are looking for 3 young artists (16+ yrs) from Mid-Western NSW. This is a paid opportunity and chance to work with a professional theatre company.
Directed by Tessa Leong
Produced by PYT Fairfield
ABOUT THE WORK
SWIMMING POOL is a site-specific theatre performance and a visit to the Kandos public swimming pool for audiences of the Cementa19 Art Festival. It will involve youth from Western Sydney and Mid-Western NSW sharing their experiences of water, jumping in the deep end and encouraging the audience to dive in to participate in a collective experience, to embrace the present moment, away from the constraints of their usual busy lives.
Performers will tell their stories of what it is like to grow up Australian in the community space that is universal to anyone who has grown up in Australia: the public swimming pool.
This is an excellent opportunity to work with professional theatre makers of a national standing while also perform in a highly successful local festival, which brings thousands of people to Kandos.
SWIMMING POOL will be a major event in the festival program.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
We will be hosting a workshop and relaxed audition on Monday 9 September, 3.30 – 5.30pm. Location TBC, this will be in Kandos. The workshop is open to all young people 16-24 years, however registration is essential.
Please register here by Wednesday 4 September: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pytpool
- 4 – 8 November – Rehearsals in Fairfield (accommodation and living away from home allowance covered)
- 11 – 20 November – Rehearsals in Kandos (we will accommodate school schedule)
- 21 – 23 November – Performances at Cementa Festival
Cementa Inc. delivers a major four-day festival every two years, with up to 80 artists and audiences of up to 3000 people. They have successfully delivered three of these festivals and are preparing to deliver their fourth. They have also delivered numerous smaller events, including Futurelands1 and 2, the latter attracting nearly 200 people and lasting two days. The team has decades of experience in delivering high quality cultural experiences.
ABOUT PYT FAIRFIELD
PYT Fairfield is an award-winning theatre company who has a long history of producing high quality experimental theatre with young people. They have recently shown their work at Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney Festival.