For Immediate release: 21/3/2016
JUTE Theatre School – Press Release.
After more than two decades of successful theatre making in Cairns, JUTE believes it’s time to ‘send the elevator back down’ and bring the kids up with them for the ride into a future of passion, confidence and full self-expression on the stage.
JUTE Theatre Company is very proud to launch a new training program as an extension of its current professional theatre stable. JUTE Theatre School brings a new energy and opportunity to the creative vibrancy and talent that we nuture here in this region.
Peta Cooke, the Marketing Events and Sales coordinator said “We have been a professional theatre company in Cairns for 24 years, receiving recognition in both national and state funding for the outstanding quality of our work, telling new Australian stories and supporting emerging artists. The natural progression for us to build a secure future for professional theatre in Cairns is to open our doors to training the next generation. Associate artists will facilitate the program for the company. They each have been successful working actors and bring with them industry experience to share and impart on our students.”
If you, or someone you know, are excited about the idea of developing your acting, stagecraft and ensemble work then JUTE Theatre School will provide you with the development of your creative capacity and deepen your understanding of acting as a professional practice. You will need a sense of play, imagination, intelligence and a passion for theatre and performance. Prior experience is desirable but not essential. We do expect a disciplined commitment to the training however.
Our stage training for voice, movement and approach to text is carefully crafted for age appropriate readiness and the syllabus takes care to build a skill based holistic performer with a strong foundation in theatre.
Ages from 4 – 18+. All groups are a maximum of 10 students. For more details please visit our website www.jute.com.au
“The arts play a major role in defining and interpreting our culture, heritage and society and in celebrating our diversity as a nation. They inspire, entertain, transform, instruct and challenge the way we see, listen and comprehend. The arts expand our understanding, knowledge and creativity. When young people are engaged in the arts something changes in their lives.”
Department of Education & Children’s Services. (2002)