Young & Wild
Do you want to act professionally? Are you looking to hone your craft? Have you always wanted the opportunity to work with Singapore’s leading theatre company?
Young & Wild could be the perfect fit for you!
Under the leadership of award-winning theatre-maker and veteran drama instructor 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 theatre professionals, Young & Wild offers participants the unique opportunity to experience and learn how a professional theatre company creates work, connects with an audience, and engages with the community.
Over 10 months, the programme will explore the essential techniques required for acting on stage and screen. Modules include a foundation in European Naturalism; classes in Viewpoints, Laban and Physical Characterisation, Contemporary Play Production; and workshops on professional development and career management.
The programme will culminate in our Young & Wild ensemble presenting their own showcase as part of Wild Rice’s season.
Registration for auditions for the 2023 Young & Wild programme has closed. If you have any enquiries about the programme, please email Benjamin Lye, our programme administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOICES OF YOUNG & WILD
Young & Wild Graduate Testimonials!
Over the years, our Young & Wild graduates have gone on to make waves in Singapore’s theatre industry. Many of them have returned to work with Wild Rice on our critically acclaimed main-stage productions, including Tan Shou Chen (Grandmother Tongue), Audrey Luo (The Emperor’s New Clothes), Ryan Ang (Momotaro and the Magnificent Peach) and Eve Voigtlander (Straight Acting).
Here are what some of our graduates have to say about their Young & Wild experiences!
PAST YOUNG & WILD SHOWS
LOVE & INFORMATION
About Our Programme Director
Edith Podesta is a theatre-maker, choreographer and actor. In 2017, she was awarded Best Original Script and Production of the Year for her production BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species, commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Recently, her production of Leda and The Rage, commissioned and produced by The Esplanade, was awarded Production of the Year at the 2019 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. For eight years, she held the position of Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Acting course at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Edith is currently Wild Rice’s Associate Artistic Director for Young & Wild.