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‘A Flea in Her Ear’ – Presented by Burgmann College

Published: Wednesday, 1 August 2018

With loving marriages, secret rendezvous, forged love letters, clandestine affairs, doppelgängers, and the occasional murderous rampage, this Burgmann College’s 2018 production of  George Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, translated by John Mortimer has a little something for everyone. Will Raymonde’s marriage be saved? Will Camille and Antoinette’s affair be found out? Will Poche and […]

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Drag Queen Time Machine and Berra Queens Launch

Published: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Come and see Canberra’s Drag Super Stars rockin’ out some of your favourite tunes of the 80s in the Drag Queen Time Machine at 7 pm. Come dressed in your best 80s gear! At 9pm there will be more Queens in a showreel of Canberra’s best Drag Productions including the RuPaul Tribute show, Ladies of […]

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Moving Climates

Published: Thursday, 5 July 2018

How does it feel to spend your working life dealing with the data of disaster? How does it change you? And how do others perceive you? Supported by the ACT Government, “Moving Climates” is a public showing of a performance in development in which an actor, a dancer, a digital artist and a composer explore […]

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First Scene

Published: Thursday, 28 June 2018

A showcase of exciting, moving & hilarious One Act plays from around the world. Presented by the Directing Students of Mockingbird Acting Studio. Performances at 2PM and 6PM.

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CYT Night Out in Winter

Published: Friday, 1 June 2018

What better way to have fun this winter than to join Canberra Youth Theatre for their annual fundraiser. Support our young people’s artistic development, as CYT provides a platform for their voices to be heard with a night of games, quizzes and raffles. Dress in a winter theme, best-dressed table wins a prize! Attendees will automatically […]

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Published: Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Trumpsformation is a play drawing on symbolism and absurdism to tell a story about rising populism and crisis of rights, inclusion and commitment to diversity. Happening in a small governmental town, where the party of lions has taken over the Parliament, the play explores the problems of post-truth, backlash against women, minorities and migrants.

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NIDA Open: Screen Acting Essentials

Published: Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Develop screen presence and acting skills for rehearsing and performing scenes to camera. Be filmed in short scenes from film and television drama. For adults 18+ Course components Understanding of medium specific vocal and physical requirements. Establish a relationship with the camera through use of eye line techniques. Development of on screen personal presence and […]

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NIDA Open: NIDA Acting Techniques


Develop a broad range of fundamental acting skills through fun and interactive acting exercises. Explore improvisation, spontaneity, physicality and the basics of the Stanislavski system. Collaborate with your class mates to develop your performance craft and extend your vocal technique with a variety of short texts. For adults 18+ Course Components Training in body and […]

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NIDA Open: Screen Actors Society – grades 11-12


Engage in intensive scene work from iconic US films that explore the journey of self-discovery from teen years into adulthood. Apply NIDA acting techniques to scenes from films such as Easy A, Almost Famous and The Fault in Our Stars under the direction of a NIDA tutor and accent coach. Showcase your work in a […]

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NIDA Open: Stage and Screen School (grades 7-10)


Spend a week exploring performance for both stage and screen in this practical introduction to acting. Develop skills in improvisation, text analysis and script work then apply these skills to an on-screen performance. This course includes a session on auditions and screen tests. Present live and recorded scenes at the end of the week for […]

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