Let your inner artist shine
There is a creative genius in all of us, and sometimes it just needs a little bit of expert guidance, a little bit of community and a whole lot of fun to let your inner artist shine. That’s where our Community Edge Ensembles come in.
These ensembles are designed to create safer spaces for young artists from Melbourne’s West to come to tell their stories and learn how to express themselves through artistic practice. It’s a free 2-hour drop-in workshop that runs weekly for 10 – 20 weeks, working towards a final live performance for the public where you get to put your new skills into practice. The program is for anyone aged 14 – 25years old who wants to meet like-minded people, learn from professional actors and artists, and get a taste of the performing arts.
There are three Edge Ensembles happening across the West every week at 5pm – Footscray Edge (Tuesdays), Wyndham Edge (Wednesdays) and St Albans Edge (Thursdays). You can go to the one closest to you or pop into a neighbouring suburb to meet some new people. Register to get the latest updates.
Come as you are
A Western Edge room is something different. It’s a place where you can be your full, whole self. Where your voice, your story, your culture and your dreams are respected and celebrated. Western Edge celebrates diversity in all forms and is a safe space for young people from any cultural background and religion and welcome young people with disabilities and from our LGTBQIA+ community.
Work with professional artists
You’ll work with an amazing, friendly and diverse team of Lead and Support artists that will take you through a range of theatre and creative exercises.
Create a show
You’ll create (including writing and producing!) and rehearse a play that’s performed live to an audience at the end of the term. Together you’ll decide what story you want to tell, create characters, write a script and develop as the artists – all while professional support and lead artists help along away.
Share a meal
Plus, there’s FOOD! Food is at the heart of culture and connection, so whether it’s in person, or online (sometimes COVID restrictions mean we go digital) we always share a meal together.