The One Day of the Year cast to visit schools

The cast of The One Day of the Year will share their experiences with Burdekin students next Tuesday.

Drama students at Ayr State High School and Burdekin Catholic High School will take part in a free Sharing the Experience of the Arts talk with the actors on Tuesday.

The actors will relate their own career trajectory and offer the students advice in following their own career path. The talks foster awareness and appreciation of the specific opportunities available in the performing arts, providing valuable insight and increasing the students’ knowledge base.

Directed at youth, the Sharing the Experience of the Arts talks, which were introduced in 2007 as part of HIT‘s touring ethos, is leveraged from the objective of educating and inspiring the next generation of arts practitioners.

Selected students will then work with acting veteran Don Bridges and workshop a short curtain raiser to be performed prior to the performance of The One Day of the Year at the Burdekin Theatre.

Mayor Bill Lowis said the event was a great opportunity for aspiring actors to find out more about the craft.

“I think it’s a fantastic for country students to be able to access the cast of a travelling production and find out just what is involved in becoming an actor,” he said.

“No doubt it would be a dream come true for those selected to perform in the curtain raiser.

“I would like to thank HIT Productions for making the cast available to our local students.”

The One Day of the Year is being performed at the Burdekin Theatre on Tuesday, May 12. Tickets are available from Burdekin Shire Council.

 

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