Teen Drama: ROMEO & JULIET

Teen Drama: ROMEO & JULIET


Sunday 6.15 - 7.15pm class Cohort 1 CLASS FULL.
Sunday 7.15-8.15pm class Cohort 2 CLASS FULL.

The Teen Drama course for Term 1 is fully booked. Please join the Waiting List and you will be advised if a place becomes available.

Join us in Term 1 2019 for a production of the greatest love story ever told, ROMEO AND JULIET. Taught by playwright/director Kirsty Budding who will adapt the script for the students while retaining the most beautiful parts of Shakespeare’s original lines, this course is ideal for teen performers (13-18) who want a real dramatic challenge.

There are a great range of roles in ROMEO & JULIET and all performers in the course receive a character role and lines.

Due to overwhelming demand, we have opened a second class and there will be two cohorts performing Romeo & Juliet. All enrolments after 7pm 10 January will have classes on Sundays from 7.15-8.15pm in our second cohort of Romeo & Juliet teen drama students.

Term 1 class dates 2019 (classes run Sundays Weeks 1-9 of school term 1 with Cohort 1 6.15-7.15pm and Cohort 2 from 7.15-8.15pm)

  • Sunday 10 February: Orientation & Audition.

  • Between Class 1 & 2, parents receive script and role for teen via email.

  • Sunday 17 February: Read through with cast

  • Sunday 24 February: Rehearsal and direction

  • Sunday 3 March: Rehearsal and direction

  • Sunday 10 March: Rehearsal and direction

  • Sunday 17 March: Rehearsal and direction

  • Sunday 24 March: Full run of show Off script

  • Sunday 31 March: Dress rehearsal (Extended class 6.15-8.00pm for Cohort 1 and 8.00-9.45pm for Cohort 2).

  • Sunday 7 April: Dress rehearsal and free public performance (Cohort 1 8pm Sunday 7 April and Cohort 2 6pm Saturday the 6 April).

Prerequisite: students enrolling in this course must be committed to learning lines outside of class. Some of the roles involve extensive lines and emotional range.

2019 FEES: $275 per term

Classes: Playing Field Studio, corner of Barry Drive & Kingsley St, Acton. Enter via Canberra Dance Theatre.
Students and parents will receive audition prep instructions after enrolment so that they can prepare for the first class.


“My daughter has had a great time performing and participating in classes with Budding Theatre. She gets along well with the other kids and it's a comfortable inclusive atmosphere.” - Ainslie, Wanniassa

“We have found Budding Theatre to be very professional, uses excellent communication methods, produces theatre productions of a high quality that the kids love performing in!” - Sarah, Macgregor

My two teenagers have been participating in Budding Theatre courses and shows for the past year and have enjoyed every moment. They have learned much about theatre and the experience has only strengthened their love of this art form. Kirsty Budding is an inspiring and empowering teacher! - Kirsty Hollow, Wanniassa

My child really enjoyed her very first experience in drama and looked forward to it every week. - Megan, Curtin

“I have been performing with Budding Theatre for 4 years this year and I love it so much. When I started I had little to no performance experience and was very shy. I have now developed my skills and made friends I’ll have for a long time.” - Breanna Kelly, age 14

Budding Theatre is a fantastic company that offers so many wonderful opportunities to youth and adults. My first production with BT was Little Women, and it was an amazing opportunity and taught me many things. - Ella Buckley, age 16

I have learned so much from everyone, in particular Kirsty Budding. If you are interested in a career in the performing arts or you are even just looking for something fun to over the holidays I definitely recommend either auditioning for one of the upcoming productions, or getting involved in the drama classes. - Elliot Cleaves, age 17

Tutor: Kirsty Budding BA DipEd MSt (ANU). Kirsty lives and works in Canberra as a theatre producer and teacher. She has been shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award (2008) and has won the Canberra New Playwright’s Award (2008); the Canberra Area Theatre Award for Best Original Work (2014); and the Short+Sweet Festival Best Script Award (2016). More recently, Kirsty was a semi-finalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Contest, Los Angeles. Kirsty’s playwriting appears in The Voices Project: Encore Edition (2015) published by Currency Press, Sydney and her anthology of monologues Paper Cuts: Comedic and Satirical Monologues for Audition or Performance (2017) is published by Blemish Books, Canberra. The anthology won the ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction in 2018. Kirsty has produced and directed a range of youth and adult productions (most recently in 2018 Little Women, Miracle on 34th St, Peter Pan, The Importance of Being Earnest) and is currently working on a new collection of monologues for children and teens to be published in Australia and the US in 2019.