Poster Impact Senior Ensemble

Celebrating Leadership & Excellence in Young Artists

The Poster Impact Urban Myth Senior Ensemble is committed to creating excellence in art through the combined effort and diverse range of ability found in its members and professional mentors.

The Ensemble is a powerful and articulate creative voice on the national and international creative sphere.

Through an educated appreciation of great performance makers and of the history of our craft, the Senior Ensemble is our opportunity to shape the future of the arts industry by expanding the possibilities of performance-making to communicate ideas, challenge preconceptions and promote active discourse. (Mission Statement developed by the inaugural SE12)

Established in 2012, The Urban Myth Theatre Company Poster Impact Senior Ensemble was created for artists 18 plus who are committed to investigating the performing arts industry as their vocation; including those investigating performance, directing, play writing, design and administration/management.

Out at Sea/Striptease - SE12
The Senior Ensemble year offers young artists advanced workshops to develop core skills and performance making.  The program provides opportunities to work with established professional artists and arts workers throughout the year and to utilise the skills you develop to take advantage of the Goodwood Institute in various contexts as your performance venue; Studio Performances, Main-House Production, Pub-Theatre, Theatre in Education, Street Theatre, Creative Development, Staged Readings and much much more.

Weepie - SE12 (Fringe)

In addition, Urban Myth supports self-directed projects by the Ensemble throughout the year.  The company can support the Ensemble with venue hire, mentorships, grants writing, technical support, marketing and administration.  We encourage the Ensemble to create!

Macbeth - SE13
The Ensemble was born from the articulated desire of the Company’s Membership for a focused and advanced program of activities to:

Support vocational endeavours
Enhance resilience to negotiate professional challenges; and
Develop young artists as brave and productive arts leaders of their fields

Also a Mirror Radio Play (ABC National) SE12
SUB(urban) Collective
Launching in 2014, the SUB(urban) Collective is Urban Myth's commitment to an ongoing relationship with its members.  Anyone who is or has been a part of the Senior Ensemble will have access to the company's support to create their own works at The Goodwood Institute.  Four production slots throughout the year have been scheduled for this initiative.

ECH In-House Shows - SE12
The Senior Ensemble Poster Impact AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE (The SEPIA)
Celebrating the talent and courage of an up and coming artist from the Ensemble, the recipient of The SEPIA will take home a $1000 cash prize from Poster Impact and in-kind support from Urban Myth for a theatre/performance project of their own in the following year of their time with the Ensemble.

Tim Winton's Bugalugs Bum Thief - SE13

Are there any fees attached to the Senior Ensemble? There are no individual workshops fees or fees attached to productions, creative developments or the staffing of professional artists working with the Ensemble, however there is an administration fee of $360.00 per Ensemble member per year that can be payed through a payment plan. In context, Urban Myth’s investment is $5000,00 per Ensemble Member.  The Administration Fee translates to $6.90 per week per Member.

The Senior Ensemble program is proudly sponsored by