Up Next Masterclass

A series of masterclasses for the next generation of emerging theatre makers in Melbourne's West.

Last Spring, Western Edge Youth Arts presented a unique opportunity for young people, 18 to 25, from Melbourne’s western suburbs, to participate in weekly masterclasses with some of the city’s most inspiring theatre makers.

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Past Up Next Masterclass

  • Writing for a Devised Process with Morgan Rose

    Delve into ways of devising text on the floor, and be led through a series of storytelling, improvisation, and dramaturgical exercises, culminating in the creation and performance of short devised works with Morgan Rose.

    Morgan Rose is a playwright and performance maker originally from New Orleans in the United States who currently lives in Melbourne. She is currently the resident writer at Riot Stage, a Melbourne theatre company that devises new work with teenagers. She is co-founder of the dramaturgy initiative Lonely Company.

    When: 3 November 2018

    Time: 2pm – 5pm

    Venue: Deluxe Room, Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street Yarraville

    REGISTER HERE!

  • Re-making Myths with Adena Jacobs

    The chance to create performances inspired by myth. Explore tools and devising techniques to generate image, design and ideas for performance.

    Adena Jacobs is a theatre and opera director known for creating radical, image driven works inspired by ancient and classical myth. Adena is the Artistic Director of independent company Fraught Outfit. Her work has been presented across Australia, at Melbourne Festival, Dark Mofo, Carriageworks, Belvoir, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company (NEON), Theatre Works and La Mama.

    When: 10 November 2018

    Time: 2pm – 5pm

    Venue: Auditorium, Phoenix Youth Hub, 72 Buckley St, Footscray

    REGISTER HERE!

  • Food and Performance with Krystalla Pearce

    Think about some of the yummiest meals you’ve had. Think about how you’ve connected with people while sharing a meal. Imagine if you could create that taste and connection between performer and audience. Join Krystalla Pearce for an afternoon of cooking up great food and theatre.

    Krystalla is an Australian theatre maker and teaching artist. She has devised theatre workshops in New Delhi, been involved in community building workshops in Indigenous Australian communities, and has completed artist residencies across New York City. She is also the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Rat King Theatre, an experimental theatre company that tells stories through words, bodies and food.

    When: 17 November 2018

    Time: 2pm – 5pm

    Venue: Deluxe Room, Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street Yarraville

    REGISTER HERE!

  • Creative Art of Collaborative Theatre Making with Jane Miller & Beng Oh

    Learn from Jane and Beng their collaborative process as writer and director and experiences working with a regular ensemble of actors and designers. Look at a range of forms that theatre-making collaborations can take and the different ways that ideas are developed, interrogated and rendered for the stage, and apply some of the ideas discussed to your own work or via practical exercises.

    Director Beng Oh and playwright Jane Miller have been collaborating since 2010, and in 2013 they formed their theatre company:  15 Minutes from Anywhere.  Together they have produced six full length plays, a number of shorter works and undertaken a series of creative developments. Their work has been Green Room nominated and last year their production of The Yellow Wave was included on the VCE Playlist.

    When: 24 November 2018

    Time: 2pm – 5pm

    Venue: Deluxe Room, Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street Yarraville

    REGISTER HERE!