Fast Track Youth Theatre Ensemble
Fast Track Youth Theatre Ensemble is fast becoming one of Australia’s largest youth theatres. It is a performance ensemble experience that values excellence in performance, exciting learning opportunities and great fun with like-minded friends.
What happens at Fast Track?
We prepare young people for the industry by providing them with the skills they most want – performance skills. And not just performance skills in one finite area of expertise, at Fast Track we offer a range of acting skills across a range of theatre genres.
The program is divided into four units of work and we invite special guests in to run the workshops. So you wont just get to work with Goat Track Theatre, you’ll also get to work with other theatre companies, directors and actors.
Who is it for?
Fast Track is for young performers who want to have the experience of not just learning about theatre but of performing in a full time theatre ensemble. That’s rare. We believe you can only truly learn about acting through perfecting your acting techniques.
Will we ‘perform’?
Yes – every lesson! This is a practical course that requires you to be actively practising your acting skills. Every unit will result in a short end of term performance that will showcase your skills to the public, your peers and family. The best way of learning your acting craft is by actually performing.
How is it different to just being in the school show?
Our teachers, associate artists and resident companies are people who are working in the industry. This will not be true of all teachers that you work with at school. We are creating performances all year round. The school show generally comes around once every year or two years. We are about adding an extra pathway for performers into the industry. You will meet people who you can work with after you leave school. How good is that? Furthermore, by being a part of the Goat Track community you will have first hand access to our professional shows and community projects that other young people wont. Some of our actors who perform in regular gigs for Goat Track Theatre are in fact past students from Fast Track.
Who are the Directors?
The “directors” of Goat Track Theatre’s Fast Track Ensembles are industry professionals and have been specifically chosen because of their passion and ability to pass these skills on to young people. All have experience not only as performers or directors but also as teachers of their craft. Contact us for the specific details of the director that is working in your local area.
What’s stopping you?
'I’m not sure I will like it'. We know you will. Come in and join us for one session. We’re so certain you’ll love it – your first session is OBLIGATION FREE!But don’t take our word for it – here’s what other young people your age have had to say about Fast Track.
"I love Goat Track and its friendly environment, and I always feel like I can be my complete self. It’s such a great place to interact with others and learn great acting and performance skills. I look forward to going to Goat Track and it’s always the highlight of my week. I feel that my acting skills have improved greatly thanks to Goat Track. I plan to continue with the company for a very long time." – Annie (Student)
"It feels great to be part of something like this and Fast Track definitely makes me feel included. I love acting and to have the opportunity to act alongside a bunch of such amazing people." – Adrian (Student)
Some people might be saying, “I’m not sure if I’m any good.”
Who cares! This ensemble allows us to make mistakes, to learn with the goal of growing and becoming better! If you have nothing to learn, we have nothing to teach you. And everyone does get better the longer they work with us. So the only answer to this concern is start now! One thing we know is – no matter how good you are, you will continue to improve the longer you are with us! In fact we guarantee it!
I won’t know anyone.
This may be true. But you’re about to meet a whole heap of new people who you are about to love – how can we say that? Because they share the same passions and interests you do! And so do our directors! Fast Track is not just about perfecting your acting. It is also about creating fun, supportive, productive groups and if you want to be part of it, we want you to be part of it!
Finally, maybe your parents have questions.
Great! We’d love to talk to them. In the meantime, this is what some other parents have had to say about the Fast Track Program.
"My son loves his time at Fast Track. He wouldn’t miss a week and is as keen today as he was at the start. He has a passion for acting and theatre and it’s great to have a facility for him to foster his budding acting career." - Tracey Teveluwe (Parent)
"Sophia’s confidence has soared since she joined Fast Track. It’s so wonderful to see her believe in herself and interact with her peers so effortlessly."
– Sam Evans (Parent)