“We also provide a live-stream of the performance to over 600 key industry representatives nationally.”
Immediately following the live-stream event, the students travel to Sydney and Melbourne to meet in person with agents and other industry figures, to seal the deal for representation and potentially book their first professional performance opportunity.
Footing the bill for these expenses can be tough for the students, whose demanding degree allows little time for part-time work to cover living expenses, let alone these additional costs.
Fortunately, local theatre social group Adelaide Theatre & More Social Club saw the opportunity in investing in this year’s graduating group of ten by supporting costs involved in their end of year showcase and follow up interstate travel.
The club’s generous contribution will help the students establish the connections, representation, exposure and mentoring essential for launching their performing arts careers.
“The funding will not only relieve the stress of having to finance the end of year trip; it will guarantee that our work, and in turn the four years of training at Flinders, will receive the audience it deserves,” says drama student Franca Lafosse.
“It will ensure that all graduates can put their best foot forward and enter the industry at a national level with confidence and agency.”
A big thank you to Adelaide Theatre & More Social Club for their commitment to investing in the development of theatre and the performing arts in South Australia and beyond.
If you would like to make a donation to support our students please contact Heidi Warren firstname.lastname@example.org