PYT’S YOUTH WEEK PROGRAM

YOUTH WEEK AT PYT 

Celebrate NSW Youth Week 2024 at PYT with a myriad of exciting youth-led events. Join us for a musical table read, step into the world of Sitcoms and cheer on your favourite local poets. 

Upcoming Events: 

LITTLE BIG DREAMS – TABLE READ

Little Big Dreams is a fun, poppy, and vibrant musical… Envision, ‘Turning Red’ meets ‘High School Musical’ meets ‘In The Heights’.

Meet Summer and Benny, second-generation university kids who have a different relationship with dreams and competing responsibilities to their families. After accidentally stumbling across a new theatre competition, they gang up with some of their old high school drama mates to pull together a fun show one last time. However, not all is well at home. Summer’s new “hobby” begins to clash with her parent’s expectations and Benny is struggling to balance his family responsibilities and this new show. Will they manage to pull through and put on a play in time? Or will everything go back to the way it was? 

Written by Tammy Dang and Benjamin La. 

What is a table read?

A table read is an important stage of any narrative production where the reading of a script is conducted around a table by actors. This provides an opportunity for the creatives to hear the script out loud before completing a script ready for presentation. 

When: Friday April 12, 2024 at 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Where: PYT Fairfield – 19 Harris Street, Fairfield NSW 2165

Duration: 2 Hours

Tickets are free. However, registrations are essential. Please join us after the table read for light refreshments.


SITCOM

Step into the world of Situation Comedy with “SITCOM,” hosted by PYT Fairfield as part of NSW Youth Week 2024.

Featuring four 5-minute scenes performed by Actors from the PYT Ensemble ‘SITCOM’ is an interactive exploration of the world of Situation Comedy, filmed by Curiously West Film Club in front of a LIVE studio audience. 

Experience an educational workshop/performance where sitcom elements come to life. Engage with the performance by offering suggestions and becoming part of the creative process.

Under the guidance of local artist Yvan Karezi, “SITCOM” brings together young, local talent from PYT Fairfield and CuriouslyWest, ensuring a vibrant and enriching experience.

Meet the Actors:

PYT Ensemble 2024’s: Daniel Mehareb, Michael Giglio, Sarah Gatterllari, and Jennifer Mantakul.

Join us for an evening of laughter, learning, and creativity at SITCOM!

When: Thursday April 18, 2024 at 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Where: PYT Fairfield – 19 Harris Street, Fairfield NSW 2165

Duration: 2 Hours, with a 20 minute interval

Tickets are free. However, registrations are essential. Light refreshments will be served during the interval.


FAIRFIELD POETRY SLAM 

An ambitious young trio are determined to bring the art of poetry slams to Fairfield. Join in and put your name in the draw or just come along as an audience member to Fairfield’s very first Poetry Slam. 

The winners at each event receive a small gift and go into the running to win $1500 cash at the Grand Slam event in February 2025. 

When: Saturday April 20, 2024 at 6.00 pm till 8.00 pm

Where: PYT Fairfield – 19 Harris Street, Fairfield NSW 2165

Tickets to Fairfield’s first Poetry Slam are free. However, registrations are essential.


The YOUTH WEEK AT PYT program is only possible with the generous support of Fairfield City Council and the NSW Office for Youth through the Youth Opportunities grant.