Urban Myth Theatre of Youth is proud to announce that Adelaide born actor, singer and performer, Hugh Sheridan (best known for his role as Ben Rafter in the television series Packed to the Rafters) is now their patron.
Having studied theatre at Unley Youth Theatre (now Urban Myth) while in his youth here in Adelaide, Hugh Sheridan went on to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and while still completing his final year, he won his role in Packed to The Rafters.
More recently, Hugh has gone on to win a TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male talent, released his debut album through Sony Music and is now set to perform his own one man show ‘Newley Discovered’ as part of this year’s
Cabaret Festival, following packed houses and rave reviews last year. (Check out Hugh Sheridan’s new video clip for his new single, ‘Speak Love’ The video clip can be viewed at (www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5nG3zBL0Ow)
Urban Myth’s Artistic Director says, “I am so pleased that an artist with a busy schedule such as Hugh’s sees the importance of supporting an organisation like Urban Myth. The company turns 30 in 2011 and to launch into our celebrations with Hugh on board reaffirms Urban Myth as a South Australian institution that not only builds pathways into the arts, but encourages young people to recognise their goals and to bravely work towards them. As the Patron of Urban Myth, Hugh will be a great ambassador for our work and I am looking forward to collaborating with him to encourage all young people to utilise what the company can offer through its workshops and performance activities.”
“I’m really pleased and humbled to be chosen to be the patron of such an essential drama school”, says Hugh Sheridan … “I think it’s a unique opportunity for children to explore acting on a level that I believe runs deeper than the Year 12 mould and focuses more on the creativity and the groundwork than most talent schools. I believe my passion for acting began at a very young age at what was then the Unley Youth Theatre and I hope many more young children will be introduced to the school through my patronage”.
Urban Myth Theatre of Youth
For nearly 30 years Urban Myth has been offering workshops and performance experiences for 5 to 26 year olds as Adelaide City’s only not-for-profit youth theatre company … existing to invest in the creativity, skills and social awareness of young people through their participation in performance and theatre experiences. From acting to directing, design and technical theatre, tutoring, marketing and more, Urban Myth participants gain skills in all aspects of theatre providing them with a range of pathways for skills development, quality performance experiences and career opportunities.
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