Are YOU young & W!LD?

W!LD RICE is looking for tomorrow’s talents today! Our youth division begins work later this year under the guidance of veteran theatre practitioner Edith Podesta. Sign up for auditions in August!
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Have you ever wanted to act? Do you need to hone your acting skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an internationally renowned theatre company?

young & W!LD could be the perfect fit for you!

In October 2018, W!LD RICE will re-launch our youth division, young & W!LD, which is dedicated to training and nurturing the next generation of Singaporean actors.

Under the leadership of award-winning actor and theatre-maker Edith Podesta, this year-long, comprehensive acting programme aims to prepare promising young talents for careers in the creative industry.

Working alongside local and international career professionals, young & W!LD offers participants the unique opportunity to see how a professional theatre company creates works, connects with an audience, and engages with the community.

Over 12 months, the programme will explore the essential techniques required for acting on stage and screen. Other modules include a foundation in European Naturalism, classes in Laban and Physical Characterisation, Contemporary Play Production, and workshops on professional development and career management.

The programme will culminate in a graduation showcase that will be featured as part of a W!LD RICE’s mainstage season.

If you are interested in auditioning or if you know someone who will benefit enormously from this exciting programme, do get in touch with us!

Programme Details

Course Duration: 12 months (beginning from October 2018)

Training Sessions: 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm every Saturday

(Depending on programme requirements, the frequency of classes might increase in certain months and/or in the run-up to productions. Participants might have to attend extra workshops in the event that master classes are arranged that will be conducted by other instructors.)

Age Range: 18-30 years old

Get To Know Our young & W!LD Programme Director!

Edith Podesta is an award winning theatre-maker, actor and performance lecturer. She studied acting and movement studies at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), and holds a Master of Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts. In 2014, she was named Best Actress at the 14th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for her role in Cake Theatrical Productions’ Illogic, directed by Natalie Hennedige; and her production of BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species won Production of the Year and Best Original Script in 2017. Edith has lectured at LASALLE College of the Arts, School of the Arts, Theatre Training and Research Programme, NIDA, Conservatorium of Music and University of Technology Sydney.

Auditions will be held on Sunday 12 & 19 August, from 11am to 6pm.

All interested individuals must understand that participating in the programme requires a 12-month commitment that will cover four training terms.

Requirements For Those Interested In Auditioning

Prepare and memorise two short monologues (1- 2 minutes in length)

  1. One monologue from a Shakespeare play; and
  2. A contrasting monologue from a contemporary play of your choosing.

Monologues must be memorised and fully prepared for the audition.

Please select your monologues from published plays only.

The audition will also include a short interview.

Interested candidates should submit their résumés, headshots and contact details to by Thursday, 16 August, 6pm to book an audition slot on a first-come, first-served basis.

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