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John Bell Scholarship Auditions 2016

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The John Bell Scholarship is a unique opportunity for students living in regional areas, interested in a career as a performer. Three students are selected each year from across Australia to come to Sydney and spend a week with Bell Shakespeare in Sydney. They will participate in acting masterclasses, including a session with John Bell, observe a week of Bell Shakespeare rehearsals, see live theatre and perform their winning monologue for Artistic Director Peter Evans and a Bell Shakespeare cast.

The auditions will take the form of 15 minute one-on-one masterclasses with a Bell Shakespeare artist. Each student must perform a one to two minute monologue from the suggested monologue lists provided by Bell Shakespeare or a monologue of their choice from any Shakespeare play

List of Male Characters' Monologues

List of Female Characters' Monologues

Please note, selecting from Bell Shakespeare’s suggested lists for male and female parts will not affect the success of the students’ audition. The suggested lists are designed to make the selection of appropriate monologues a simpler process. Students may perform from either list, regardless of character gender. Students are encouraged to learn their monologues and not have their scripts in hand.

To be eligible to audition, students must be 16 years of age or older by 31 December 2016, and still be at high school full-time in 2016. Auditioning students must Complete the Application Form and return it by email to or in person to Laycock Street Community Theatre by 5pm Thursday 11 August.

Students will not be eligible for the John Bell Scholarship without a completed, signed by a parent or guardian.

Applicants will be contacted by Laycock Street Community Theatre prior to this date with details of their confirmed audition time.

For enquiries please  call 4304 7548 or email