Mia Morrissey, Jessica Bellamy and Ben Adam on the set of BAT EYES for The Voices Project.

Come on over to the new Fresh Ink site!

We have moved! As the Fresh Ink program continues to develop and grow, we have been working on a new website, to give us a better platform for all of the ...

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Playwrights are not writers

This site is being closed down. Read the post with Hilary Bell at our new Fresh Ink site, here.

Basketball court in the rain. Photo by Jeremy Yao

Making a film is like giving birth. Forgetting the difficult bits is a coping mechanism.

We are closing this site down, and shifting everything over to our new, much improved Fresh Ink site. Check out the interview with Bec, here.

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Rhys Keir performs Hunger, by Brooke Robinson in the 2010 atyp production of The One Sure Thing

Brooke Robinson on… Hunger

Hunger started with an image of a helium balloon; as it slowly ...
Emma #TheOneSureThing @The Voices Project 2012 Image(c)Angelo Sgambati

The Voices Project: The One Sure Thing

It’s often said that in the unpredictability of life we can only ...
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“If you’re going to write about death, you’re really writing about life.”

It’s potentially the broadest topic ever: Life, Death and Everything in Between. ...
La Mama residency writing

Reasons To Write

By Joanna Erskine A couple of months ago, I was asked to ...
Image from Tell It Like It Isn't, atyp's monologue showcase, Feb 2011

Caleb Lewis…On Monologues

There are few moments onstage more powerful than a good monologue. Done ...
Mirror Teeth, by Nick Gill, which emerged from the development programme at London's Finborough Theatre

Top 10 Tips for Playwrights: Advice from the Other Side of the Line

Van Badham is the Artistic Associate (Writing) of the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. ...

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Rose standing alone

Masterclass with Rose Byrne. Yes, THAT Rose Byrne.

We were delighted to welcome Rose Byrne to atyp recently, to lead a workshop for young actors on screen techniques. One of Australia’s leading acting talents, starring in recent blockbusters Bridesmaids and X-Men: First Class, Rose’s acting career started out at atyp and so it was great to welcome her back to our boards. Fresh […]

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LoveBytes

Let’s write about love with Love Bytes.

We are closing this site down, and shifting everything over to our new, much improved Fresh Ink site. Find out details of the LOVE BYTES competition by clicking here.

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2010 Tell It Like It Isn't (c) A Vaughan

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

I love the way you always carry my handbag wherever we go – my “everything but the kitchen sink” handbag – to the club, to the movies, and back up those two flights of stairs that take twice the time they did in the 80s. You’ve carried it for me like a habit, unasked for […]

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Laurence Olivier as Hamlet in the 1946 film

John Bell on performing Hamlet

I first encountered Hamlet when I was eight, the year Olivier’s film came out. My mother took me to see it at the now-demolished Lyric cinema in Newcastle. The event had such an impact on me that I can still remember the heat of the footpath outside the cinema, the feeling of going down the […]

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Mike. Photo by Jeff Busby

Alone At Last

The blog has moved to our new site. Check out the article by Luke Mullins about performing monologues, here.

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Leo in TO BE. Photo (C) Guido Gonalez

Presenting TO BE….

10 actors, one day, one city, and the greatest monologue of all. TO BE is the first strand of THE VOICES PROJECT from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp), and is a new take on the most famous words ever written for the stage. Director: Damien Power Producer: Bec Cubitt Co-Producers: Eva DiBlasio, Eleanor […]

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Izzy, TO BE, Photo (c) Guido Gonzalez, 2011

All of Sydney is a stage

Sarah Woods is an actor and leading Shakespeare tutor. She accompanied and supported the actors on the day’s shoot for TO BE. Here she writes of her passion for Shakespeare and her experience of working with the young cast and crew of TO BE. Sarah was also acting coach throughout the shoot of BOOT and […]

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Dianne, The Voices Project. Image (Guido Gonzalez)

TO BE….the cast

Meet the cast of THE VOICES PROJECT: TO BE, premiering online this week. You can keep up to date with THE VOICES PROJECT, here. Dianne Kaye Aldé is a performing arts enthusiast. Singing in choirs since she was ten, she has trained in Musical Theatre, Classical and Bel Canto singing techniques and enjoys performing in […]

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On the shoot of BAT EYES

About The Voices Project

THE VOICES PROJECT brings together the best of new monologue writing from atyp’s Fresh Ink emerging playwright program , and presents it on stage, on page, on film and online, giving voice to a new generation of Australian writers, theatremakers, filmmakers and performers. THE VOICES PROJECT kicked off in February 2011 with THE VOICES PROJECT […]

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The Wrap Up: Thoughts on the Fresh Ink 2011 National Studio

It’s been almost a month since the 2011 Fresh Ink National Studio. That’s a month without thinking about jumping in the Shoalhaven River, without attending a workshop on playwriting, being cooked for, thinking and talking about monologues, eating lots of dessert and being asked politely “not to tweet that”. Having the critical distance now to […]

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You’ll just have to trust that based on the advice I received, my monologue was brilliant.

Last week, I was observing at the Fresh Ink National Studio or Monologue Camp, as I like to call it. It’s hard not to feel pressure to write a monologue at Monologue Camp. Luckily, writers don’t generally travel in packs and so rarely have the means to corner you and challenge you to write something. […]

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