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The John Bell Scholarship | Auditions



A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students living in regional or remote areas, who are 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. They will participate in acting masterclasses, be taught by John Bell, observe one week of Bell Shakespeare rehearsals, see live theatre and perform their winning monologue for Artistic Director Peter Evans and a Bell Shakespeare cast.

JBS auditions take the form of 15 minute one-on-one masterclasses with a Bell Shakespeare artist. Each student must perform a 1-2 minute monologue from the suggested monologue list provided by Bell Shakespeare or a monologue of their choice from any Shakespeare play.

To be eligible to audition, students must be 16 years of age or older by 31 December 2019, and still be at high school full-time in 2019.

Auditioning students must complete a registration form, to be handed to the Teaching Artist at their audition. Students will not be eligible for the JBS if we do not have this form. If you do not have a registration form, please contact

Registration forms will be available from Term 2 2019.

More information:

Karina Rose, Performing Arts Coordinator | T: 6430 5786 | E:


Much Ado About Nothing will be performed on Tuesday 27 August, 7.30 pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Arts Theatre.

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The John Bell Scholarship | Auditions

Burnie Arts and Function Centre
77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

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