A desire to see young performers and artists discover and grow into their potential is the driving force behind The HotHouse Company, an innovative and engaging arts program that links people to industry professionals.
Based at All Saints’ College, head of the arts Stephen Roberts is behind the project after recognising there was a lack of real opportunities for young or inexperienced artists to work alongside already-established artists to trigger growth and development.
There are many youth theatres, community theatre companies, dance schools, music programs, film companies and visual arts-based ventures but there are very few opportunities to engage in all the arts under one roof.
The HotHouse Company encourages multi-arts programs that actively look to blur the established lines of genre, form and style.
International and local artists and companies involved include the WA Academy of Performing Arts, Black Swan Theatre, LINK Dance Company, UK Olivier Award-winning actor Guy Masterson, photographer Jon Green, dance company Co3, playwright, actor and director Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Brisbane physical theatre Zen Zen Zo, Blue Room Theatre chair Libby Klysz and award-winning stage director Adam Mitchell, among many others.