Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our annual hallmark project!
Led and supported by the Q Theatre team and leading industry professionals, Originate is a six-month theatre training program for pre-professional and emerging artists (aged 18+) within the first five years of their practice. It enables participants to build their collaborative performance skills through training, experimentation and creative problem-solving.
The program culminates in the presentation of a new work, devised by the ensemble that will open your students’ eyes to a world of creative pathways and opportunities.
Secondary Schools – Don’t miss this chance for your students to see an original devised performance featuring the next generation of Western Sydney theatre makers! Can’t attend this event as a school group? Please pass on this information to your students and encourage them to book.
Tertiary Students – Apply to be part of Originate in 2024! Applications will open on our website on Friday 17 November at 9am and close Friday 15 December 2023 at 5pm. Group auditions will take place in the first weeks of January 2024.
General Public: Suitable for Ages 14+.
Schools: Suitable for Years 10 – 12, VET – Entertainment Industry and Tertiary Students. Please see the ‘Schools Bookings and Resources’ section below for more information, to apply or to book.
Duration: 75 minutes (No interval plus 15-minute Q&A following the matinee performance).
Enhance your theatrical experience – Don’t miss the post-show Q&A with our Originate 2024 ensemble on Saturday afternoon. During this exclusive event, the artists will discuss their experiences across our six-month theatre training program, Originate, and provide insight into their process for devising the show. A fantastic opportunity for young and emerging artists interested in pursuing a career in performing arts or taking their theatrical skills to the next level.
Date & Time: Saturday 27 July at 3:30pm.
Tickets: Free, bookings essential. Add a post-show Q&A ticket to your booking at checkout or click the button below.
Friday 26 July at 7:30pm
Saturday 27 July at 2pm & 7:30pm
Saturday 27 July at 3:30pm
(1 free teacher per 10 students)
Our theatres are all equipped with space for wheelchairs with strong sight lines and easy access.
Schools Bookings and Resources
Creative Arts – Drama (Stages 5 – 6) and VET – Entertainment Industry.
Click here to download a full version of the NSW State Curriculum Links.
Free Post-Show Q&A Session
A free Q&A session with the artists will be held following the performance on Saturday 27 July at 2pm.
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Click here to download The Joan’s 2024 Risk Assessment.