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Yarra Valley Youth Theatre Group –


Mr Leigh Bishop
Phone: 0419301082


43 Cairncroft Ave

We are a voluntary community based organisation, aimed at developing skills of stagecraft and offering a creative outlet, in a safe environment, for socially isolated youth.

The Intent of Yarra Valley Youth Theatre Group:

Our group slogan is "FOR THE YOUTH, BY THE YOUTH." Our group committee is made up of youth and adults (mainly youth) and all decisions are made BY THE MEMBERS. Whether it is to perform or cater, our group is called upon regularly to participate in local community events such as Australia's Premier Wood Festival - Winterfest and Warburton Mayfair. We also perform plays themed around youth issues like suicide and decision making. Our major performances are held three times a year, at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre, Warburton. We are proudly supported by our local shire - The Shire of Yarra Ranges.

Recent Accomplishments of Yarra Valley Youth Theatre Group:

Maroondah One Act Play Competition, we performed our original play - "The Play." We were awarded Second Place (Encouragement Award) for MOST OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL PLAY. Five of our members were nominated for MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR/ACTRESS, with 3 year member Brendan Carroll winning MOST OUTSTANDING ACTOR.
TWO STEPS FROM JADED - Suicide Awareness Performance in Ringwood, Victoria. We performed "Johnny! Don't Jump!" to rave reviews.
At Warburton's WINTERFEST we played a major role in many activities, including - Opening Lantern Parade, Opening Ceremony Performace (Fire twirling, dance, singing, poetry reading, mask), RED FARCES talent show, Climbing Wall, We also acted as Town Criers to inform people of coming events.