the 2017 shake & stir collective present


Welcome to shake & stir’s collective – the new after-school, acting program for secondary students. We are seeking the next batch of passionate, talented students who are keen to act, create and explore the inner workings of the performing arts. The first semester delves into the dark mind of the original gothic master, Edgar Allan Poe, and will present a collection of Shuddersome tales at the historic Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba.

the process.
Audition registrations are now open for our semester two production. For the audition students will be required to prepare a 1 min contemporary monologue, participate in a solo interview and group audition. After the audition process, selected students will begin Tuesday afternoon rehearsals for Shuddersome until the production in early November..

the director.
Our first Director is Johnny Balbuziente. Johnny has toured with shake & stir’s in-school teams since 2012. This has seen him perform in over 2500 shows to literally hundreds of thousands of audience members. Johnny has starred in shake & stir’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, which played sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Auckland Entertainment Centre & QPAC. He has directed shake & stir in-school shows including TrollRewindThe Boy The Bear The Baron The Bard and WILL-I-AM. Johnny is an expert in shake & stir’s Ensemble and story-telling style and has a wealth of experience working with students of all ages.

semester two rehearsals. 
Tuesday Afternoons  // 4.30 -6.30pm // The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba
Tuesday 18 July – Tuesday 7 November (excluding school holidays)

about the collective.
shake & stir’s brand new training program for secondary students brings like minded participants together to rehearse a production for presentation at the end of each semester. The collective encourages students to explore script and genre in great detail, whilst developing core acting/performance skills. Each semester, students will work with a professional practitioner working in the theatre industry, who will guide them on their creative journey, each step of the way.

membership fee.
$595 all inclusive. Members will have access to special events and discounted tickets.
Payment is only made once successful applicants are announced after the audition process.
Membership fee is for the full Semester – payment plans are available.

Register for an audition now.


Auditions will be held during the week of July 3, 2017.

the shake & stir collective is for secondary students who are committed, motivated and passionate about the performing arts. When applying for the collective you will be treated like a professional actor, therefore a high level of commitment to the project is expected.

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shake & stir is committed to providing professional industry opportunities to young people who are passionate about the arts. Scholarship are available which include full-fee and partial-fee scholarships.

You can apply for these when you register for your audition.