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THE BRIDGE PROJECT

WE BELIEVE IN YOU

THE BRIDGE PROJECT was founded by actors.

Professionals who understand the need to pass on their knowledge and years of experience to emerging regional talent. To young people who are standing exactly where they once stood.

 

That philosophy is at the heart of what we do. We believe that you learn by “doing” and all of our training is rigorous, immersive and intense. We are devoted to offering our students the chance to grow beyond their natural talents to develop skills and techniques to launch professional careers. Carried out under practical conditions within an operating Theatre Company, each student is offered the unique opportunity to work and train alongside professional actors right from their very first year. Our mentors help each actor explore the challenges of working in a professional environment, taking great interest in the individual as well as the work within an ensemble. The Bridge Project enjoys the support of working professionals across the country who offer guidance in many ways, including Guest Masterclasses and Career Q&A’s which allow students to form genuine network connections within the industry. Beginning in 2012, the success of The Bridge Project speaks for itself. We have a proven record of securing places for our graduates into the Universities that deliver the best acting courses in the country and helping to pave the way for exciting careers within the Australian Performing Arts industry.

FEES & CHARGES

FOUNDATION YEAR FEE: $3000 (plus GST)
Paid in 3 Instalments throughout the Year
January $1600 (plus GST) / May $700 (plus GST) / August $700 (plus GST)

Scholarships are available for those experiencing financial hardship.

Applications Have Closed for 2021
Past Alumni

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Entry is by AUDITION ONLY.  

Applicants must be 17 years of age. There is no upper age limit.

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Audition applications and information on what to prepare are coming soon.
Check back soon for more details.

 

ELEMENTS OF THE BRIDGE PROJECT

 

BEYOND THE FOUNDATION YEAR

The best drama schools in the country rarely take on students under 21, and it is extremely rare to be accepted into either NIDA, WAAPA, VCA or schools of that calibre, on your first attempt.

It is important to not be discouraged by this and stay focussed on your goals and to continue your development as an actor.

 

That’s why we have developed a 2nd year of The Bridge Project called

SESSIONS.

 

Entry into 2nd Year SESSIONS is by invitation only. Your training continues to follow the lines of the Foundation Year but the responsibilities and challenges become much larger. You will be encouraged to not only take on a Production Secondment, but also to become capable of leading a team. Your Understudy Secondments expand into more challenging scenes and you begin to take on larger roles within the TheatreiNQ Mainstage Season.

 

In addition, SESSIONS Actors attend a full day of training each Friday with Terri Brabon and Brendan O’Connor that cover the following:

The Physical Actor

Voice Training for Actors

Actions for Actors

Audition Monologues

Scene Studies

Stage Craft

Expand Your World

Life as an Actor

 

TESTIMONIALS

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“Most importantly, Terri and Brendan have taught me what it is to truly conduct yourself as a professional artist in any form or level of theatre; respect for the space you work in, commitment to those you share that space with and an unerring passion for life on the stage."

 

—  James Raggatt

NIDA 2013-2015