Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is a Sydney-based theatre company for young people.
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Their workshop program is Australia's largest and most comprehensive
workshop program for young people. The workshop
program at atyp includes school holiday workshops and a semester
Up to 12 workshops are offered per week ranging in ages from 5 to 18
years old during NSW school term times. Semester Ensemble classes
focus on a foundation of skills, creativity and storytelling,
finishing with a theatrical performance at the end of
atyp’s holiday workshops run during every school holidays – 4
weeks in Summer, and 2 weeks during every other break. They include
acting, physical theatre, music theatre, design, playwriting, camera
performance, circus, clown and many other specialist areas.
atyp has a masterclass program for young people aged 18 to 26, and in
2012 atyp introduced the signature series masterclasses -
opportunities for young adults to spend time with theatre
practitioners. atyp also offers specialist workshops for schools,
community groups, organisations and arts companies.
atyp mounts up to eight productions a year. These vary from radical
versions of classics, new plays by young writers, devised
performances, physical theatre, or plays written for the company by
leading Australian writers, such as Alana Valentine's Grounded, Kate
Mulvany and Ann-Louise Sarks' Medea and Max Remy Super Spy by Deborah
Abela, adapted by Jo Turner.
These productions have featured in major Festivals such as the 2000
Olympic Arts Festival (Stephen Sewell's version of Aristophanes'
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