Performers To The Front


What will I learn in the workshops? 

12 participants will be selected to learn basic stagecraft and performance skills. You will work with workshop leader NAME to choose a piece of text to work on, with the aim that by the end of the workshop series you have a solid audition monologue that you can take and use in the future. This is in addition to basic skills in voice and movement, and select masterclasses from other performers. No previous performance experience is required. 


Who is leading the workshops? 

Simone Detourbet is is Perth-based actor, writer and director from Darwin. She is a Malak Malak (NT) and Gooniyandi (WA) woman and attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015-16, completing the Aboriginal Theatre Course and the Screen Performance Course. Since then, she has worked as an actor in Conversations With the Dead with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company (2017), Less Light (2018), Grace (2019) and I Feel Fine (2019) and assistant director Let Me Finish (2018/19). Simone has participated in several artist residencies, recently the 2020 Perth Festival Lab and PLWA CALD residency. In 2018 Simone was a key creative on a documentary project filmed in Rwanda and participated in the 2018 Screen Diversity Showcase. Since 2016, Simone has been developing film and theatre projects with various artists and as part of a creative team with Nicholas Harle. She currently works as the Partnerships Manager with Yirra Yaakin. 


There will also be three additional masterclasses from X, Y AND Z (If confirmed by this point) 


When and where are the workshops held?

The workshops will be held at Roots TV in Malaga, on Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm. The workshops will begin on Wednesday 24 March, and conclude on Wednesday 16 May.  


Am I eligible to apply? 

If you are a WA resident who is 18 years or over, available for a minimum of 80% of the dates and times listed, and have NOT completed a relevant Bachelor or Diploma in performance / performing arts, then you are eligible to apply. 


How do I apply?

To apply for Performers To The Front, you will be asked to upload a document that addresses the following:

  • Introduce yourself

  • Detail your performing arts experience

  • Describe one piece of live performance that you loved, and why

This document can be in the form of:

  • A video, 4 minutes or less OR

  • An audio file, 4 minutes or less 

  • A word document, 500 words or less 


Please note that this video or audio file does not have to be fancy. The production value of the video will not be taken into consideration, we will only consider the way you address the key points. 

If you have any further questions, check out our FAQs or contact Producer Sam Nerida on or 04XX XXX XXX.



Static Drive Co acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded boodja of the Whajuck people of the Noongar nation.


We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present, as well as their future leaders.

Always was, always will be.

To The Front is made possible through support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Theatre Trust, Roots TV, and Community Arts Network WA. 


Sam Nerida (Producer)