DSHK Company is a creative theatre company for talented young performers ages 10 – 18.
At DSHK performers can continue their journey with the performing arts and take their passion and talent to the next level. DSHK focuses on the core disciplines found in professional actor training, incorporating acting, vocal training and movement. We also aim to develop creative artists that understand all aspects of performance and production, and DSHK’s unique approach to training ensures that members will also be introduced to the fundamentals of stage management as well as other creative areas such as lighting design, sound design and set design.
Entry to DSHK Company is by audition and only the most committed and passionate of young performers are invited to become a company member. To ensure that each individual is given the room to grow and develop to their full potential, we only accept a maximum of twenty-four people into the company at any one time. Company members benefit from an exciting combination of technical classes led by experienced industry professionals, small showcase performances and larger public productions at major venues.
Don’t panic, it’s not as bad as it sounds! With DSHK Company, the audition is a mere formality. Well, not really. It’s actually pretty important. But not because it will determine whether or not you get in, but rather, it is a chance for us to see what you’ve got and for you to get used to the idea of an audition. We see every aspect of DSHK Company as a learning experience, and it is the same with this audition. So in the end, it’s a win-win situation. We get to see your talent and you get to practice your auditioning technique. Which is good since, as a performer, you’ll be doing many of them!
Those attending the audition are expected to prepare a simple monologue of no more than one to two minutes. This is a piece of your own choosing. The second part of the audition is to prepare… something else. This piece can be anything from a song which you either sing or play on an instrument that you are good at. Or it could be something you’ve written, perhaps a piece of prose or a poem or even a bit of a play. You could also perform a piece of choreography. In short, the second piece is all you. We want to see what you can do and what you can bring to the table.
25 August 2018
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 8, 15
*Please note that the fee for DSHK Company does not include the audition date. This is an open class. Students will be required to take part in the entire lesson on the 25th of August as it is all a part of the audition process.