Street Shakespeare


A NORPA Youth film project from the heart of Lismore

Be a part of NORPA Youth’s next Street Shakespeare film project!

This project is an intensive workshop in acting for camera. Participants explore and rehearse selected works of William Shakespeare, developing professional techniques in the analysis and performance of classical text for the camera. The scenes and monologues are shot in urban locations across the region — we want to demystify and have fun with Shakespeare, and transpose it to our culture.

This project will be directed by Scott Johnson.

How to get involved

Register in the 2022 Street Shakepeare project HERE

Registration deadline closes on Monday 20th June 2022.

For more information please contact Frauke Huhn our Youth Engagement Coordinator via email at [email protected] or call 6622 0300.


10am – 12pm, Saturday 25 June
10am – 3pm, Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 July
10am – 4pm, Wednesday 13 July

9.30am – 4pm, Thursday 14 & Friday 15 July
(participants will be given a 1½ hour time slot on either Thursday or Friday and wont need to be available outside the allocated time)


Southern Cross University

Final Weekend (Rehearsal & Filming):
Various locations around Lismore City centre

For ages:

12–18 years


$240 per person, to be paid during registration.

$100 Creative Kids Vouchers from NSW Government can be used for this program

Facilitator : Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is a NIDA graduate and has worked extensively in theatre and television around Australia for the past twenty years.

Scott is known for his acclaimed performance as Tommy Devito in the original Australian cast of Jersey Boys, for which he was nominated for a Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Award. In 2016 Scott won a Sydney Theatre Award for his performance of Orin, The Dentist, in Little Shop of Horrors. Scott’s other theatre credits include: Third World Blues, Cyrano de Bergerac and John Proctor in The Crucible for Sydney Theatre Company. Queensland Theatre Company’s Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf and August Moon, Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome (QTC & Bell Shakespeare Co.), The Siege of Frank Sinatra (Ensemble Theatre), Amco Riders (Tamarama Rock Surfers), How like an Angel (Railway Street), Alone it Stands (Ross Mollison Productions), Hansel and Gretel and Go Pinocchio (STC & Theatre of Image), Crimes of the Heart (Marion Street Theatre Co.) and Wonderlands (Griffin Theatre Co.) for which he won a Glug award. Scott’s film and television credits include: Preacher, Four Quarters, Offspring, Neighbours, Home and Away, McLeod’s Daughters, Jessica, Monster (US), Breathe, Oops, Heaven on the Fourth Floor, Road Rage, Blue Heelers, Big Sky and Rescue Special Ops. Scott was the Director of Acting at Showfit from 2014-2020.

His vast industry experience has seen him teach and direct at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and Monash University.


Head to our NORPA Youtube page to see the 2021 Street Shakespeare films: NORPA Youtube: Street Shakespeare Short Films (2021)