Voicebox 2016



Led by the 2016 Creative Collective a small team of young people have come together to create ‘I Am’, a journey through a fictional mind.

You will be travelling the mind of Esther Greenwood – a troubled and complex character created by Sylvia Plath. Our writers have combined elements of Plath’s life itself, her poetry and her iconic novel “The Bell Jar” to create this fascinating and unnerving piece of theatre.

Their writing is brought to life through collaboration with talented actors and visual artists.



Voicebox photo shoot 

Opening night















The Suitcase Series

Courthouse Youth Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the Malthouse Theatre to bring their award winning education program, The Suitcase Series to Geelong on 8 November 2016.  

The Suitcase Series empowers young people to tackle the greatest challenge of their generation: climate change. Year 9 and 10 students devise their own works in response to the commissioned script. This innovative program is a chance for students to develop and expand their theatre-making skills and to share a performance day with their peers, as well as viewing Malthouse Theatre’s full production of the play.

The Suitcase Series play for 2016 is Turbine by Dan Giovannoni.

You can’t stop progress, right? A loved one, a place, a memory, an icon, a way of life – when loss is inevitable, what do you hold on to? And how? Turbine uses a range of theatrical forms to present vignettes of people who are moving, but aren’t getting anywhere. 


JOLT 2015

JOLT is a 24 hour arts competition. Young artists of all mediums would respond to a stimulus that is released by Courthouse Youth Arts, and produce new works in only 24 hours. JOLT offers an opportunity to contribute to the thriving Geelong Art scene and showcase fresh ideas. The stimulus for JOLT 2015 was “Keepsake”.





Fresh out of finishing Year 12, Liam has gained valuable performance experience over his short career through many school and community theatre productions, as well as working professionally as an actor on the sets of television shows such as The Worst Year of My Life, Again! and The Doctor Blake Mysteries, both on ABC. In the past he has also had a taste of directing several plays with Theatre 3Triple2 at the Potato Shed and writing and directing a number of short films. Last year Liam performed his self-devised Year 12 Drama solo at the VCE season of excellence, which includes performances from the top 30 drama students in the state. Currently he is in the rehearsal process for three different projects and in the future Liam would like to work towards encouraging young actors and performers to use theatre as a creative outlet to have their voice heard.