Audition Masterclass 2023

Sat Sep 23 2023 at 09:30 am to Sun Sep 24 2023 at 05:30 pm

King Street Arts Centre | Perth

WA Youth Theatre Company
Publisher/HostWA Youth Theatre Company
Audition Masterclass 2023
A world-class training opportunity for youth wanting to audition for WAAPA and other performance training institutes.
About this Event

Led by industry experts Will O'Mahony, Julia Moody, and WAYTCo's own Amelia Burke, a two-day Audition Masterclass designed to ensure your audition is fully developed and stands out in excellence.

If you are a young person (16+) keen to get into WAAPA, NIDA or another performance training institute, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to receive valuable feedback and position yourself with your best foot forward! Covers the fundamentals of monologue performance and includes showing.


WAYTCo Studio, 1st Floor, King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street, Perth:


Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 September 2023, 9:30am-5:30pm each day

Participants must attend both days and are to arrive 15 minutes before start time.


  • Two audition pieces from the WAAPA or NIDA audition lists or similar. A contemporary and a traditional monologue. These two pieces should be largely committed to memory prior to the commencement of the workshop;
  • A hardcopy of both pieces;
  • Loose comfy clothing to move freely in and a bottle of water.

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Will O’Mahony is an award-winning actor, writer and director based in Perth, Western Australia. Acting credits for Black Swan include: Things I know to Be True; Oil; The Tempest; Assassins; Hir; Angels in America, Part One; Glengarry Glen Ross; Flood; Twelfth Night; Pool (no water); and The Dark Room. He has written six plays, with both Tonsils+Tweezers and Coma Land receiving mainstage productions. Will led ATYP’s Fresh Ink program as a mentor to emerging Western Australian playwrights for five years, and teaches acting, playwriting and directing at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Awards: 2018 PAWA Best Supporting Actor for Assassins; 2017 PAWA Best New Work for Coma Land; 2015 Black Swan Emerging Writer's Award for Tonsils+Tweezers; 2014 PAWA Best New Script and Member's Choice Blue Room Theatre Award for Great White; 2012 Equity Award Best Supporting Actor for Red.

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Amelia Burke is a director who fuses her love of live performance with a passion for making work with young people. She has worked as a teaching artist and director for a variety of arts companies across the country. For NIDA Open, she directed and devised a version of Company Three’s Brainstorm and a new production of Lachlan Philpott’s Bustown. In 2022, Amelia directed and devised Meet My Grandies with a cast of young actors for La Mama for Kids and the Victorian Seniors Festival. She is a graduate of the BPA (Performance Making) from WAAPA and the MFA (Directing) from NIDA.

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Julia Moody is an internationally recognised vocal coach. She has a Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies from NIDA (Sydney), a BA from Curtin University (Perth), is a fully accredited Associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework (New York), and did her actor training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (UK). Julia has performed as an actor in Theatre, Film, TV, and Radio with companies across Australia. She has been voice and accent coach on over 300 professional theatre productions. She works internationally, running bespoke voice training sessions for professional speakers in all domains: the corporate arena, the professional media, education, theatre and film; with politicians, legal professionals, medical professionals, sporting professionals, and many others.

Julia has lectured in Voice at the RADA (UK), the RCSSD (UK), the BOVTS (UK), the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama,QUT, the University of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts, and was Head of Voice in the Acting Department of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University for 21 years.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

King Street Arts Centre, 365 Murray Street, Perth, Australia


AUD 170.00 to AUD 200.00

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