Saturday, June 7th, 2014

TEENS aged 12 to 18 can learn more about acting and stagecraft in free monthly workshops at Garrick Theatre – no previous experience necessary.

Running from 10am to 1pm on a Saturday, the first TAG (Teens at Garrick) workshop is being held on June 21.

The workshops are coordinated by Gail Lusted, a drama teacher, actor and director for more 20 years, responsible for directing the successful youth production of  John Marsden’s So Much To Tell You at the theatre recently.

She says she is keen to share her passion for all things dramatic.

“The aim is to run monthly workshops exploring all aspects of theatre and stagecraft including improvisation, voice, lighting, mime, masks, characterisation, set design, audition techniques and monologues,” Lusted said.

“It’s hoped TAG will be able to enter a play in next year's Youthfest and various other competitive short plays festivals around Perth.”

To RSVP, or for more details, email [email protected].

Please note: while the workshops are free, participants must be become members of the theatre – $10 a year for under 18s, $25 a year for those 18 and over.

Garrick Theatre is at 16 Meadow Street, Guildford, opposite the Stirling Arms Hotel and Guildford Town Hall.


Teens busy themselves on the Garrick Theatre stage.

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Garrick Theatre is situated in the heritage town of Guildford, Western Australia. The club was named after the famous English actor and dramatist, David Garrick. Founded in 1932, Garrick is the longest-running community theatre in the Perth metropolitan area.

On April 16, 1932, Mrs W Dancer and a few friends met at "Riversleigh" where it was decided to form a repertory club. On May 13, 1932, Garrick Theatre Club was born. This group gathered regularly at "Riversleigh" until more permanent premises were obtained at the Mechanic's Institute in Guildford.

Later, the move to the club's present home in Meadow Street was made possible with the assistance of the local council, whose interest in Garrick's aims and activites has never waned. This home was constructed in the early days of the Swan River Colony and served initially as quarters for the Commissariat. The building is heritage-listed. Various renovations and additions have taken place over the decades - perhaps most notably a new stage with revolve in the 1990s.
Over more than eight decades, Garrick Theatre has brought to the community a wide variety of entertainment. In its turn, it has received many awards and today is one of the most respected community theatre groups in the State. The club is run entirely by members on a voluntary basis.

Gail Lusted


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