Make a show!
Make your own work in our Ensemble programs!
At Shopfront, all our work is Youth Led – meaning the Young People on stage have a hand in creating all of what you see in every show we produce. To get involved, and be part of one of these performance processes, Young People can enrol in our Ensemble programs, which run by term or throughout the year depending on your age!
SENIOR ENSEMBLE (15-17 Years)
‘When I Grow Up’
Directed by Amelia Gilday and Nick Vagne
Running in Terms 1 + 2, and presenting their production in the July school holidays of 2024 – Senior Ensemble is the chance for all Young People 15+ to build a production from scratch!
Working alongside professional artists Amelia Gilday and Nick Vagne, Senior Ensemble gives keen Young theatre makers the chance to develop an original piece of theatre as an ensemble, developing confidence, creativity and ownership of their own work.
Runs 2-5pm on Saturday’s in Terms 1+2
YOUNG COMPANY (18+ Years)
Directed by Lauren Oakes and Lily Hayman
Running throughout the year on Wednesday evenings, Young Company is a group of dedicated young artists trying their hand at all aspects of production. Working on writing, performance, directing and design throughout the year – Young Company bring together artists to create a production which will be staged at Shopfront in November 2024.
Led by Lauren Oakes and Lily Hayman in 2024, this program is perfect for Young People who have just left school or are looking for a foot into the creative industry!
Runs 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday’s during school terms throughout the year.
JUNIOR ENSEMBLE (11-14 Years)
Directed by Jessica Melchert and Mina Bradshaw
Running in Terms 3+4, and presenting their production in November of 2024 – Junior Ensemble is a chance for Young People aged 11-14 to make their first show, or come back again after they’ve gotten the performing bug! Making new friends, developing confidence on stage, and building a production alongside professional artists to empower Young People from an early age.
In 2024, Junior Ensemble will be led by Jessica Melchert and Mina Bradshaw
Runs 2-5pm on Saturday’s in Terms 3+4
ENROLMENTS WILL OPEN IN JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2024
Participation in one term of Shopfront workshops is required to enrol in the Ensemble Experience, and Young People must be available for all project rehearsal and performance dates when enrolling.
Photo credit: Joshua Morris
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