Dreamhouse Ensemble (For ages 12 – 21)
The Dreamhouse Ensemble is a group of young theatre-lovers, who attend weekly classes throughout the year. The sessions aim to enrich their performing arts skills, as well as building lasting social connections. There is a focus on having fun through theatre games, the exploration of improvisation, text work and developing skills in devising, writing, voice and movement. This work is applied directly into the annual full-length production, which is performed mid year in a short season, for the general public. Play selection and most casting occurs at the end of the previous year, which is a great time to join, although not essential. Rehearsals begin in term 1 and take place during the weekly classes (currently Wednesdays 4-6pm) and on some weekends.
Additional performance opportunities exist for selected ensemble in an annual story telling project, local festivals and special events.
Ensemble members are also encouraged to pursue interests in all areas of theatre production; so alongside acting technique, we provide workshop opportunities with professional artists in design, puppetry, scriptwriting, sound, lighting and more. Our ensemble come from a range of backgrounds, attend a variety of local Peninsula schools, and may or mayn’t have prior performing, or drama experience.