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Howe Family Scholarship

Performing Arts Scholarship Opportunity

The Seymour Performers Workshop is delighted to announce applications are now open for the Howe Family Scholarship, an annual scholarship established to provide access to professional training in the performance arts for young people within the Mitchell Shire.

The Scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of Clinton Howe and family and will enable the recipient to attend a mid-year short course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Melbourne.  The recipient will have access to a week long NIDA-Open winter course in either Musical Theatre or Acting.

Mr Howe said, “Through this Scholarship we hope to continue to develop the strong theatre community in the Mitchell Shire and inspire our young people to pursue their dreams in the Arts.   We have chosen NIDA due to its national recognition for excellence and SPW for its ongoing commitment to the arts within the Mitchell Shire, to help us deliver this Scholarship”.

Applications are open to secondary school students aged 16+ who are residents of the Mitchell Shire. Applications close on Friday 10 April 2020.

Georgy Awards

The cast and crew of the Seymour Performers Workshop 2019 productions of Footloose and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown received a number of awards at the recent 46th Annual Georgy Awards. Held in the Goulburn Valley area since 1973, the awards recognise theatrical excellence in community theatre.

Seymour Performers Workshop President Brett Harvey said, “We are so proud and delighted to have received so many nominations and a number of fantastic awards for our 2019 season. Congratulations to the cast, crew, and creative team of Footloose for winning Best Musical, and to the team from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown for taking out the Junior Encouragement Award. We are so proud of each and every one of the amazing people involved in making these wonderful productions happen”.

Other award recipients included John Sharp (Best Male Singing and Best Performance in a Musical Male – Footloose), Isabella Polimeni (Best Female Singing – Footloose), Adeline Hunter (Achievement in Choreography – Footloose), and the Footloose Backstage Crew (Judge’s Award for Excellence).

Broadford local Barry Withers received the Ted Malloy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Theatre. This award recognises Mr Wither’s involvement in community theatre over many decades and, in particular, his contribution to the Broadford Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) and Seymour Performers Workshop. Over the years Mr Withers has appeared in more than 80 productions and worked tirelessly behind the scenes as an active member of both organisations. He continues to support both groups and provide fantastic mentorship to their younger members.

Congratulations everyone and thank you to the Georgy Awards Association and all sponsors for their fantastic support of community theatre.

Call for Productions

Calling all prospective producers, directors and creative teams

SPW is seeking expressions of interest from persons and groups interested in presenting a production in 2020.

Our theatrette at The Schoolhouse is perfect for small productions, one act plays, cabaret performances and music showcases. It’s a small, intimate space seating up to 40.

Our youth production will be presented in the Easter school holidays at The Schoolhouse Theatre, and our major production is presented at the Seymour Community Arts Centre in November.

If you have an idea for a production and/or are keen to get involved as a producer, director or musical director please complete the Production Proposal and email to info@spworkshop.org.au by 30 September. Please feel free to email with any questions.

2019 Season

Seymour Performers Workshop is delighted to announce our 2019 Season of productions and events. This is our most ambitious and exciting program to date with a jam-packed calendar of activities on offer throughout the year. For further event information including ticket release dates, keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page, or sign up to receive our Newsletter.

Auditions – You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown Audition

SPW is excited to announce our youth production for 2019 will be You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. This hilarious, Tony-award winning musical will be staged at the Schoolhouse Theatre over the April School Holidays. Auditions will be held on Thursday 31st of January and Sunday 3rd February and are open to performers aged between 12 – 20 years. For further information download the Audition Pack here.