Empire Theatres‘ youth workshop series, the 18 Hour Play Project, will return in January, giving students the chance to explore their creative side before the end of the school holidays.

For more than 18 hours across three days, students will use improvisation, performance skills and their own imaginations to create a short piece for performance.

The workshop is available to students aged 10-15, with a free final presentation for family and friends to be performed at the conclusion of the workshop, to showcase the skills the children have learned.

Empire Theatres Youth Arts Director Ari Palani said the 18 Hour Play Project was a unique challenge that stretches the skills and abilities of local young creatives to new limits in a fun and interesting way.

“Now that the project is in it’s seventh year, it has proven to be the perfect balance between breaking that holiday boredom and diving in to a new creative year,” Mr Palani said.

“We have seen groups of strangers quickly become family across the three days in past years and firmly believe the community aspect of the project is just as important as the artistic.

“Participants will learn what it takes to rehearse and create a performance from scratch and confidently deliver it in a time tight challenge.”

The 18 Hour Play Projects runs from 10am to 5pm, beginning Tuesday 16 January 2018.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

For more information or to book for either of these workshops, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit the website.

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