The­atre op­por­tu­nity for Ruby

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Horsham Col­lege year-10 stu­dent Ruby Ris­son has been ac­cepted into a Bell Shake­speare Com­pany work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram in Syd­ney.

She is one of only 12 stu­dents from across Aus­tralia, and one of only two from Vic­to­ria, to win se­lec­tion.

The pro­gram gives stu­dents an op­por­tu­nity to go be­hind the scenes of a pro­fes­sional the­atre com­pany, par­tic­i­pate in drama work­shops, sit in on au­di­tion pan­els, learn about pro­duc­tion cast­ing, run­ning re­hearsals and more.

Ruby had to write a short es­say, cover let­ter and re­sume to com­plete her ap­pli­ca­tion along with re­sponses to short-an­swer ques­tions.

She im­pressed a se­lec­tion panel with an in­sight­ful re­sponse to ‘Why she feels con­nected to Shake­speare’.

Her re­sponse was an in-depth anal­y­sis that a se­lec­tion panel mem­ber de­scribed as be­ing ‘above and be­yond any ap­pli­ca­tion they had ever re­ceived for the pro­gram’.

Ruby al­ready has the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence. She per­formed the lead role in Horsham Col­lege’s 2014 pro­duc­tion of Alice in Won­der­land as well as par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 2015 and 2016 school pro­duc­tions.

Her study in a year-nine drama pro­gram helped Ruby de­velop her love of Shake­speare.

SE­LECTED: Ruby Ris­son is ex­cited and her school proud af­ter she was ac­cepted into a Bell Shake­speare Com­pany work ex­pe­ri­ence pro­gram. Pic­ture: PAUL CAR­RACHER

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