Year 11 student Megan Heferen said “It was an amazing opportunity to be involved with.”
“As well as the competition, we got to experience workshops such as Physical Theatre which really develops your acting skills” continued Megan.
Year 12 student Harlee Timms said “It was exciting to be around so many talented people from across the state and all the Shake & Stir Theatre Company staff and judges were so encouraging and gave us some really valuable feedback.”
Harlee and Megan are now waiting to find out if they make it through to the small group of competitors that will have the opportunity to perform a Shakespeare classic in Brisbane in January 2018.
Both students will also continue to be involved in local theatre companies such as Theatre iNQ and Props Full Throttle. Harlee is also in the process of auditioning for a number of Arts Education and Training Institutes around the country including NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).
For more information about the Queensland Youth Shake Fest and to view the winners, please visit the website www.qldshakefest.com.au/2017-winners.