John Bell Scholarship Auditions 2023
FOR SCHOOL YEARS 7 – 12
JOHN BELL SCHOLARSHIP
Opening doors to the theatre industry for young Australians
Interested in a career as a performer and attend school in a regional area? Audition for the John Bell Scholarship.
A life-changing opportunity for budding performers, three students will spend one incredible week training with Bell Shakespeare at our HQ in Sydney.
Winners will undertake acting masterclasses with Bell Shakespeare artists, observe rehearsals, receive specialist training, see live theatre, and more. They will also have the opportunity to perform their winning monologue for Founding Artistic Director John Bell, Artistic Director Peter Evans, and Bell Shakespeare artists, receiving feedback and mentoring.
All auditioning students will undertake a 15-minute, one-on-one Workshop Audition where they will work directly with a Bell Shakespeare artist.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older by 31 December 2023 and be enrolled in a regional high school full time in 2023.
WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?
Auditions take the form of a 15-minute Workshop Audition with a Bell Shakespeare artist where students perform a prepared monologue from the 2023 monologue list, receiving feedback and direction from a professional Bell Shakespeare artist. Up to three students will be selected for the scholarship from across Australia. Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
John Bell Scholarship auditions take place via Zoom and in person.
Auditions take place during Terms 2 – 3 2023
Shortlist announced November 2023
Winners announced December 2023
Scholarship takes place in 2024, dates TBC
ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS
To book your school group please book online or download the Creative Learning program and email it to the BREC Education Office.
BREC Education Office
T: 1300 661 272
* Please note that BREC’s Creative Learning Program is subject to change.