Act-Belong-Commit Studio Sessions

Learn, play and grow with WA Youth Theatre Company's free Studio Session Program!

Our Act-Belong-Commit Studio Session Program is designed to provide high quality training for free! Running every Wednesday & Saturday afternoon, join us in the WAYTCo Theatre Lab for Term 3 for an exciting range of theatre opportunities. 

Please note you must be between the ages of 13-26 to attend these free performance classes.

Term 3 

Week 1 & 2 - Acting Fundamentals with Sam Nerida 


Wednesday 28 July & 4 August | Saturday 31 July & 7 August

Sam Nerida is a theatre maker, producer and award winning playwright, working and living in Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Sam will lead you through two weeks of this program and cover skills for acting and performance, including scene work, the Stanislavski Method and Viewpoints. 

Week 3 ,4 & 5 - Puppetry with Clare Testoni 


Wednesday 11, 18, 25 August | Saturday 14, 21, 28 August

Weeks 3, 4 & 5 will focus on Puppetry with Clare Testoni. Clare is a writer, puppeteer, and actor. Her performance practice often involves shadows, puppetry, and projection. Clare has trained as a puppeteer with Spare Part Puppet Theatre, at the International Shadow Puppetry Institute in Bamberg, Germany, and in digital puppetry with Studio McGuire (U.K). 

Week 6 & 7 - Movement for Performance with Andrew Sutherland 


Wednesday 1, 8 September | Saturday 4, 11 September

Learn how to elevate your acting performance through movement with Andrew Sutherland. Andrew is a writer and performance-maker creating between Boorloo, WA and Singapore. He holds a BA (Hons 1st). Acting from LASALLE Singapore (Goldsmiths University), and his work draws upon embodied, collaborative, and autobiographical practices. 

Week 8 & 9 - Improvisation with Libby Klysz 


Wednesday 15, 22 September | Saturday 18, 25 September

Finish off Term 3 by taking silly seriously with improvisation master Libby Klysz. Libby is a performer, director, producer and teacher. She recently directed the award winning touring show Feminah, and is associate director of The Tempest for Black Swan this year. Libby is known for her work in improvisational theatre around the country, including as an original member of comedy The Big HOO-HAA!