Street Shakespeare – a NORPA Youth film project

A NORPA Youth film project from the heart of Lismore for young people aged 12 – 18

Be a part of NORPA Youth’s first film project – Street Shakespeare.

Over seven weeks from July 24 – September 5 2021, selected participants will explore and rehearse selected works of William Shakespeare, developing professional techniques in the analysis and performance of classical text for the camera.

The course will culminate with the selection of rehearsed and directed Shakespeare scenes and monologues being filmed on location around Lismore. The resulting short film will be presented in NORPA’s Studio theatre before each performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  

This project will be directed by Scott Johnson, NORPA’s Director – Youth Theatre.

Students must be available 9.30am – 4pm on the final weekend of the course (Sat 4 & Sun 5 September) for dress rehearsals and filming.

How to get involved
To be considered for Street Shakespeare you’ll need to: 

  • Complete an Expression of Interest
  • Submit a short video (approx. 2 mins) introducing yourself to the NORPA Youth team and perform 12-14 lines of any Shakespeare speech or monologue that you like.

There is an option to upload your video in the Google form, however if your files are over 10MB please use

Expressions of Interest close at 9am on Friday 23 July.

Successful participants will be notified.


Project Dates
Rehearsals: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 24 July – Saturday 28 August
Final Weekend (Dress Rehearsal & Filming): 9.30am – 4pm, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September

Rehearsals: Coorabell Hall, Coolamon Scenic Dr, Coorabell NSW 2479.
Final Weekend (Rehearsal & Filming): Various locations around Lismore city centre.

$240 per person, to be paid by each successful applicant, following the EOI process.

Strictly limited numbers (12 max.)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Scott Johnson on [email protected]


Use a $100 Creative Kids voucher from NSW Government!
NORPA is an approved and registered Creative Kids provider. Parents/carers can redeem the $100 voucher on offer to every NSW child at NORPA’s ‘Introduction to Acting’ course. Creative Kids is a NSW Government initiative aimed at making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers. For more information about how to apply for $100 Creative Kids voucher visit:

If you are redeeming your Creative Kids voucher for this theatre workshop, please call Box Office on 1300 066 772 to make your booking