I've just returned after a great week in the country. Firstly I went to Griffith for NIDA to run a 2 day acting workshop for high school students, as a part of the local Xposed Program. There were 18 teens in the group including Bonnie Owen, a local student I saw play Juliet in an amateur production of Romeo and Juliet. She is very talented and I'm sure we'll be seeing her at one of Australia's top drama schools some time soon.
I then drove 3 hours across our beautiful country (pictured) to Albury and met up with 4 other NIDA tutors. We ran three days of workshops at Walla Walla with about 70 primary and secondary school students from the region. It was a great 3 days, partly class work and partly devising theatre performances which were presented to a large audience on the last day. It was a great experience for students and tutors alike. I felt privileged to take my knowledge and experience to a group of students who don't have the kind of access to classes etc that local Sydney kids do.