Education | Second Age Project

The Second Age Project takes its name from Jacques famous “all the world’s a stage” monologue from Shakespeare’s As You Like It


SECOND AGE PROJECT Terms 3 & 4 – The Summer Show(s)!


Following the success of it’s first 7 seasons, the award-winning theatre company Sport for Jove invites high school age students to be a part of our youth theatre productions – The Second Age Project Summer Shows 2020. 

The Second Age Project combines acting training for young performers, delivered by professional arts educators, with a real world experience of a theatrical production; this is an experience perfect for any aspiring young performers! 

This year we are also developing an ONLINE Second Age Project Performance via Zoom, for regional young actors or those unable to participate in our in-person production for other reasons. 


SFJ is now offering 5 scholarships for young BIPOC, First Nations and CALD background actors!

Please contact for consideration. 

If you are interested in being involved but may have trouble accessing our program in-person or via zoom, please contact us and we will seek out solutions to help!


Due to Covid 19 safe-distancing policies our in-person production has limited places available so apply early


**NOTE: Places for the In-Person Classes are now at capacity. There are limited places still available for our Online option**



Sundays from 13th September 2020

Online (Zoom) Rehearsals: 11am – 1pm (LIMITED PLACES LEFT)

In-Person (Surry Hills) Rehearsals: 1.30pm – 4.30pm  (NB: In-person rehearsals will follow strict Covid-safe procedures) (AT CAPACITY, NO PLACES LEFT)

Please mark your preference on the Application form. 



6th and 13th December 2020


Participation cost 

$350 (In-person) or $250 (Online) 



No experience with Shakespeare is necessary, just enthusiasm!


(Deadline Extended!!) 

Saturday 12th September 2020



1.     A videoed brief introduction to yourself (on smartphone video is ok) with your name, age, what you are interested in with Acting and/or Shakespeare and anything else you’d like us to know! 


2.     A short monologue, preferably Shakespeare or Classical but not compulsory


3.     Complete the APPLICATION form: 


a.     New Students -

b.     Returning Students -


Video auditions are only to assist with casting applicants in roles that will inspire and challenge them; all applicants will be accepted until capacity is reached. Capacity is being capped for quality for quality of experience and Covid safe-distancing practices, so please apply early!



Send your audition video (via We Transfer or your preferred method) AND completed application form to:  by Saturday 12th September 2020 

**(Video applications can be sent separately to application forms if you need more time)**


**NOTE: Places for the In-Person Classes are now at capacity. There are limited places still available for our Online option**


Any further inquiries, please contact Francesca Savige




What Is The Second Age Project? 

In 2020, The Second Age Project offers extra-curricular acting training, rehearsal and performance opportunities:

TERM 1/2: Acting Training Exciting, fun and challenging acting training for high school students- three hours each weekend during the NSW public school term dates. Students work with professional directors on monologues and scene-work culminating in a performance at the end of the term for friends and family. 


TERM 3 and 4: Summer Season  In 2020, the Second Age project will return for its 8th performance season! Young Actors can audition and take part in rehearsals and performance of a thrilling one hour play drawing from Shakespeare’s greatest texts. 

Rehearsals take place on weekends throughout Terms 3 and 4, culminating in a performance that plays as a curtain-raiser to SFJ’s mainstage shows for the annual Summer season.


The Second Age Project now offers students the opportunity to take part In-Person or Online. Fill in the application for below to take part for Terms 3 &4:


New Students -


Returning Students -



Sport for Jove is a registered Creative Kids Provider 

The Second Age Project draws its title from the famous speech in Shakespeare's play As You Like It, beginning: 

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women, merely players; 

They have their exits and their entrances, 

And one man in his time plays many parts, 

His acts being seven ages..."

The  Second Age is the school child with 'shining morning face'.


Education | Second Age Project


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