The Second Age Project

Youth Acting Program

"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'

About The

Second Age Project

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


The Second Age Project offers exciting training and performance opportunities to enthusiastic and talented young performers in their 'second age' (high school-age)! Our programs are open to 12-18 year olds.


In 2021, The Second Age Project offers extra curricular acting training, rehearsal and performance opportunities. The Second Age Project now offers students the opportunity to take part In-Person and Online!


Following the successful implementation of online classes in 2020, we are excited to extend this online offering in 2021 for regional young actors or those unable to participate in our in-person production for other reasons.


Term 1 | Feb 7th - March 28th

(ONLINE: Feb 10th - March 31st)

(8 wks)

Term 2 | May 2nd - June 20th

(8 wks) 

Terms 3 & 4 (Summer Shows) |

Sept 26th - Dec 12th

(12 wks)

Terms 1 & 2 | Acting Training

Terms 3 & 4 | Summer Season Show

Exciting, fun and challenging acting training for high school students, 2 hours (Zoom) or 2.5 hours (In-Person) each week during the NSW public school term.

Students work with professional directors from Sport for Jove on Shakespeare-inspired monologues and scene-work culminating in a showcase performance at the end of the term for friends and family.

Students send their auditions in Term 3 and take part in rehearsals and performance throughout Term 4 of a thrilling one-hour play drawing from Shakespeare's greatest texts. Rehearsals culminate in a performance that plays as a curtain-raiser to SFJ's mainstage shows for the annual Summer Season.


Auditions are to help with casting and creation of the show - all applicants are accepted until capacity is reached (places are limited to 18 in person, 10 online maximum for quality of experience).

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Term 1 & 2


In-Person | $340 (+GST)

for 8 weeks

Online | $240 (+GST)

for 8 weeks

Terms 3 & 4


In-Person | $380 (+GST)

for 12 weeks

Online | $280 (+GST)

for 12 weeks

Did You See Our

2020 Summer Show(S)?

Production photography taken by Ann-Maree Moodie