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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 short course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Melbourne.  The recipient will have access to a week long NIDA-Open 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 13+ who are residents of the Mitchell Shire. Applications close on Friday 31 March 2023.

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 2023.

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, musical director or choreographer, please complete the Production Proposal via the link below by no later than 28 February 2023. Please feel free to email info@spworkshop.org.au with any questions.

SPW 2023 AGM

The Seymour Performers Workshop 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held at 11am on Sunday 5 February, and all are welcome to attend.

We are always keen to hear from people interested in joining the committee and helping support the Workshop, and would welcome nominations for new committee members.

Venue: Mitchell Shire Concert Band Hall, Pollard Street, Chittick Park, Seymour

If you are planning to attend please ensure you RSVP to info@spworkshop.org.au

Nominations for all positions can be emailed in advance to info@spworkshop.org.au

Seymour Floods

As many of you are aware, the Seymour community has been significantly impacted by the recent flood events. Our hearts go out to local residents and businesses that have suffered losses and damage.

Unfortunately, both The Schoolhouse Theatre in Tallarook Street and the Les Bell Pavilion in Kings Park Seymour, were also inundated by flood waters. Many of the company’s costumes, sets, props and curtains have been destroyed and both venues have suffered significant damage.

We have a big task ahead of us as we need to completely empty both venues and relocate any of the costumes, sets and equipment that were able to be salvaged. We’ve also had to dismantle our theatrette in The Schoolhouse Theatre and put this into temporary storage.

We have been overwhelmed by the show of support from the community and would like to extend our heartful thanks to the amazing band of volunteers who have been assisting us with this very smelly, dusty and damp task.

A number of local organisations and businesses have stepped in to offer us temporary storage and rehearsal space and we are most grateful for this.

A special shout out to the members of the Australian Defence Force from Puckapunyal who helped us move piles of costumes,  equipment and staging – an incredible effort.

We’d also like to extend our thanks to our SPW members & friends, Seymour Veterinary Surgery, Seymour Dental Clinic, MH Truck & Trailer Repairs, Seymour Ag Society, Kings Park Committee members, Seymour Scout Group, Seymour Anglican Christ Church, Seymour College, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre and Mitchell Shire Council. This truly is a wonderful and generous community.

We have been asked by many people if there is an opportunity to make a donation towards our recovery efforts – we are most grateful for this generosity and have established a fundraising page for anyone who would like to donate.

2022 – Annie Auditions

Seymour Performers Workshop is excited to announce our 2022 major musical will be Annie! After more than 2 years with our theatre lights dimmed and our curtains drawn we can’t wait to bring this much loved classic to the stage in Seymour this November. Auditions will be held on Sunday 19th of June. Click here for more information.