5 great reasons to be a WAYTCo member in 2012


We’ve had a fantastic 2011 with great shows, rave reviews, classes and workshops, outings and events. We have an even more awesome 2012 planned.  Here’s a taste of what your $25 membership fee will get you next year.

1. MINE by Jane Bodie directed by Renato Fabretti

Mine by Jane Bodie

Production at the Hampstead Theatre, London 2007

This gem of a play written by the current head of playwriting at NIDA was written for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Jane is working with Renato Fabretti (director of WAYTCo’s DNA in 2010) to bring this play to Perth in 2012. With a cast of 16 – most of the characters under the age of 20 – we’re really excited about this play. Staged at the Subiaco Arts Centre in May, we are holding auditions in February. Only WAYTCo members will be allowed to audition.

2. THEATRE CLUB

We are regularly going to the theatre as a group in 2012, with  shows at the State Theatre Centre, Blue Room Theatre and others. We negotiate the cheapest prices and in return see the best and most interesting shows. In February we’ve scored tickets to see ‘Super Night Shot’ as part of the Perth International Arts Festival at the super-cheap rate of $25 a ticket which is almost half the normal price. There are only 15 tickets available and it’s a members only offer.

3. CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

If you’re serious about acting and performance, we’re serious about letting you acquire the skills and confidence you’ll need. Being in a play is good, but nothing beats the thrill of training, breakthroughs, discipline and the honing of a seriously awesome toolkit in movement, voice, sensory and emotional portrayal, character and text analysis, improvisation and of course devising. We use professional tutors and have a variety of opportunities available for all levels and abilities throughout the year.

4. MENTORING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMERGING THEATRE ARTISTS

If you’re a director, designer or in production for the stage in Perth, we offer opportunities for paid professional work combined with mentoring from highly experienced theatre makers, producers and production staff. With newly acquired funding from the Ian Potter Foundation, we’re increasing our capacity to help emerging theatre artists get the support they need to get started in their chosen careers.

5. WIND – devised theatre project for 2012

A 328-foot tall wind turbine burst into flames after high winds cause the blades to turn too fast.

After the amazing EARTH at the Blue Room Theatre which caused a sensation, we’re challenging YOU, cream of Western Australia’s performing arts community, to get involved with WIND. This evocative word, with all its rich meanings, responses and connotations will be explored in full and something amazing will be created and presented at the end of the year created by YOU. Get in on the ground floor and become a member to be involved and informed.

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