YOUNG ARTISTS (Year 7 – Year 11)

HotHouse is calling young actors from Year 7 to Year 11, who are interested in learning how to create a full-length production within a professional rehearsal process.

If this is you, consider auditioning for our 2024 LaunchPad Emerging Ensemble at HotHouse Theatre!

HotHouse Theatre’s LaunchPad Emerging Ensemble is a term-based, by-audition drama program focused on the skills development of emerging performers, preparing them to launch toward their chosen disciplines.

Prioritising curiosity, connection and play, artists will begin the process of discovering their craft through exploration of rehearsal room process, performance, theatre-making techniques and introduction to text.

In 2024, LaunchPad artists will be working toward a production of a new Australian play for public presentation in October.

HotHouse will run a 3-day Audition Workshop for LaunchPad in the January School Holidays | 17–19 January @ 10am-4pm.

There is no charge to participate in the audition workshop but participants must be available to attend for the full 3 days.

It will be a gentle audition process weaved through 3 days of fun drama games and activities – a great experience on its own!

workshop Information

Workshop:                                          LaunchPad Emerging Ensemble Auditions – 3-day workshop

Dates:                                                   17 – 19 January (all 3 days)

Times:                                                   10am – 4pm daily

Venue:                                                  Butter Factory Theatre – Studio

Ages:                                                     Year 7 to Year 11. Previous LaunchPad participants can also audition.



From there artists will be invited to join the ensemble.

Ensemble rehearsals will commence at the end of Term 1. It will be a combination of intensive 5-day workshops in each school holidays (April, July, September) then a regular weekly rehearsal on Wednesday afternoons in terms 2 & 3.

The production text will be confirmed with artists at the January School Holiday Audition workshop.

Please see the link below for further information about the LaunchPad: Emerging Ensemble and Audition Information Pack.

CLICK HERE to secure your place in the January AUDITION WORKSHOP now.  

[LaunchPad: Emerging Ensemble 2024 Audition Workshop Registration (]

CLICK HERE to download the LaunchPad: Audition & Monologue Pack

LEAD ARTIST                                                            Clancy Hauser
ASSOCIATE GENERATOR ARTIST                 Zajkel Zaia

Launch Pad is supported by the Australian Theatre for Young People through the Generator Program.


*Introductory Workshop:

July 13 @ 10:00am- 3:00pm

Session 1:

July 20

Session 2:

July 27

Session 3:

August 3

Session 4:

August 10

Session 5:

August 17

Session 6:

August 24

Session 7:

August 31

Session 8:

Sept 7

Session 9:

Sept 14