Following successful touring of the ASC youth company to Prague over the past two years, we are planning to return to this beautiful city.

Early in 2018 the ASC Graduate Players (formally Bravehearts) will begin work on a production of ‘The Comedy of Errors’, which will incorporate physical theatre, commedia dell’arte, circus skills and music. It will complete a short Melbourne season of 4 performances, before heading to Prague. The program will give participants the opportunity to work with professional ASC staff, including directors, musical director, choreographer and actors over a 12-week period as the show is rehearsed and actors are coached in Shakespeare techniques and acting methodologies.

All participants will be offered the option of staying on in Europe after our Festival season, to tour at your leisure, as an open ended return ticket will be available. We will also offer arts touring following our performances, including a workshop with Prague Shakespeare Company, and attending a PSC performance (subject to availability)

Entry to the program is by audition, which will be held in December (please see dates below). Directors will be looking for experience and/or interest in Shakespeare as well as any special performance skills you may have.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Perform in Europe, network with international artists and work on Shakespeare with one of Australia’s leading theatre companies.


Auditions (Melbourne): Dec 17th 2017

Rehearsal Intensive: Feb 10th & 11th
Then: Sundays 1 – 5pm and Mondays 6 – 10pm each week.
Performances (Melbourne): May 10th – 13th
Performance (Sale): May 17th
Performances (Prague): May 25th – June 1st

Cost: $3990*. This cost includes the course fee, flight costs and accommodation.

For ages 18 and up!

*This cost is subject to change. Successful applicants will be sent full details of costing information

“Bravehearts to me is not just about getting up on stage and playing a role, it’s about learning what it means to be actor. This was an incredible journey from the first script read through in an room in Williamstown to the final bow on stage in Prague, and we as a unit pushed through together. I loved just how involved we all got with every aspect and everyone had a say which made it our show. Thanks to the wisdom and keen eyes of our directors Kevin Hopkins and Phil Sumner we created something memorable and I can’t thank Bravehearts enough from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity.”

Roisin - Bravehearts 2015 & 2016

“Bravehearts is a rich and diverse project for young actors, which educates under the direction of professional theatre practitioners and offers invaluable first hand industry experience. The project is much more than a production as skills classes and theory based research offer a very real taste of what life would be like if these aspiring actors were to attend a university affiliated drama school.”

Andrew - Bravehearts 2016