Performance Project 2018
Bi-annually Platform commissions a new work penned by artists in the Academy with mentors (last year was the highly successful Walter Ego’s). Industry professionals and mentors teaching students all the production skills like song-writing, script-writing, producing, marketing, set design & construction, make-up, hair, and costumes. The other year we produce an already established musical. This year Platform is proud to announce the SA Premiere of *CONNECTED the Australian Rock Musical*.
CONNECTED explores the dangers and consequences of real life and the online world in a story that resonates throughout schools and households everywhere. CONNECTED is a rock musical about four teenagers and their friends, caught in a situation they can’t control, as their online lives have real-world consequences. CONNECTED demonstrates how easily cyber activities can get out of hand and illuminate the potentially disastrous consequences. The students' attention is held by an energetic, fast-paced narrative and an edgy contemporary musical soundtrack. This will be performed as part of the Adelaide Fringe YEP! (Youth Education Program) and there is potential for more exciting performances of this show later in the year as well. This involves a holiday boot camp (intensive rehearsal period over January) and performances in The Nexus Theatre as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. All dates & details are on the registration form. *Get in quick places are filling fast!!!*
Brief Encounters 2018
Brief Encounters is the newest project Platform Academy has developed. Launched in Fringe 2017 - we created an opportunity that allows performers to devise a small show of their own while being mentored and fully supported! The artists are backed by a full band and design the beginning of what could be an entire album, a full cabaret show, or an amazing gig. Each artist receives guidance, portfolio material and workshops from industry professionals along the way in all aspects of performance.
This year we are in the beautiful Hickinbotham Room at the National Wine Centre. Relaxing in this beautiful atmosphere you'll enjoy an evening filled with great wine, platters of food, a huge array of artistry and music through this entertainment feast that is BRIEF ENCOUNTERS!This involves rehearsals over Dec (2017) & Jan/Feb (2018) with our evening performance in the Hickinbotham Room (National Wine Centre) as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Click here to resgister!!!