Young Wharfies

Young Wharfies is an engaging and free learning program for Year 11 Drama students (in 2019) who are inspired by the power and creativity of theatre. The group of students selected to be 2019 Young Wharfies will spend a year attending productions, participating in workshops and meeting artists and creatives at STC.

Young Wharfies


In 2019, the Young Wharfies will:

  • Attend 7 productions throughout the year; Mary Stuart, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Così, Lord of the Flies, The Torrents, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Real Thing
  • Explore aspects of each play in pre-show workshops
  • Deconstruct each show in discussion groups with other Young Wharfie participants 
  • Participate in five masterclasses led by artists/creatives about theatrical styles, playwriting, directing, programming and writing for theatre.  

"Through the workshops I have gained insight into the industry like never before, and I have been learning so much from a broad spectrum of people with shining talents. Through the theatre performances I have begun to understand what makes theatre relevant to the past, present and future." 
Charlotte Leamon, Young Wharfie 2018

Curriculum links
Young Wharfies aims to build theatre literacy through watching and analysing how meaning is created in live theatre, from the Elements of Drama to directorial choices and Elements of Production.

How to apply
To apply, complete the online application form below, including a 300 word written response, and create a short video. Your video should tell the story of who you are and why you would like to be part of the Young Wharfies program. We want to see your individuality and creativity in your video!

►Application form
►Video guidelines

Applications close Fri 16 Nov 2018.

For any questions, please contact us at or (02) 9250 1768.


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