Riptide is a youth performing arts company, based at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
Our focus is on growing the artistic skills and talents of our local community of young people to empower and inspire, leaving our finished product of passionate creatives. We do this by offering a range of performing arts development opportunities that lead to the creation of original, innovative and playful new performances and the raising of specific theatrical skillsets.
Riptide runs Open Days and Workshops throughout the year for local young people aged 15-25 who want to increase their performing arts skills. We also have a core ensemble of young artists aged who create and perform original shows throughout the year.
What’s this about?
Our Riptide Open Days are the best way to connect with others who share your passion! Our Open Days involve performance games and devising exercises, and give you (and us) a chance to meet and find out more about each other’s interests. Our Open Days are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as the starting point of your Riptide journey (however, this is not definitive).
Is this for me?
We run an annual series of Open Workshops/masterclasses that are accessible to anyone in the age bracket of 15 – 25 at any level of performance training. All you need to be is open to exploring different styles and aspects of performance.
Tell me more!
The aim of the ensemble program is to expose and prepare our local emerging performers and creatives to the professional realm of the performing arts.
The ensemble works throughout the year to create original new performance pieces in a range of styles and spaces. Each new show is lead by a professional performance artist, with mentorship opportunities offered in a variety of roles for the ensemble (including directing, writing and design). The ensemble artists are encouraged to pursue their passion and also open themselves up to a range of different performance processes, styles and creative roles.
Through the support of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, we have remarkable access to quality professional artists as part of our artistic programs. Nationally, we have worked with artists from Sydney Theatre Company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Shaun Parker & Company and Barking Gecko Theatre Company to name a few. On an international level, members of the group have travelled to Glasgow to participate in a project with Scottish National Theatre that was presented as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations.
See JOIN RIPTIDE for more information on how to get involved.