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Emerging Artists

Trajectory Ensemble

Trajectory Ensemble is a weekly training workshop for emerging performance artists. Beginning in Term 4 on Monday 24th October, and running every Monday evening for nine weeks, Trajectory is a space to connect, play, experiment and develop performance concepts.


Led by Tantrum’s Creative Director, Nel Kentish, the Ensemble works in an inclusive and dynamic processes to draw out ideas and create artistic connections. Whether you are new to performance or looking to develop your arts practice further, the Trajectory Ensemble is a great space to experiment.

Trajectory Ensemble is part of Tantrum’s ongoing commitment to provide local emerging artists a space to carve out their own sustainable arts practice, through skills development, collaboration, and experimental performance opportunities.

How to get involved

To register, complete the registration form by 5PM Friday 21 October 2022. The cost of participating in the 2022 Trajectory Ensemble is $225.*

Before registering, please ensure that you are available to attend all of the workshops – every Monday evening 7pm-9pm, from 24th October to 19th December.

Tantrum is an inclusive space and we welcome all emerging artists. Please tell us about any specific access requirements via the registration form.**

About Nel Kentish

Nel (Penelope) Kentish is a theatre maker and teaching artist.  She has a Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media) and a Master of Arts Practice (Performance) from Charles Sturt University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Cultural Development Practice from University of Melbourne. 

Nel has been producing work with young people since she was an emerging artist at Tantrum in 2009. She has worked as a director and workshop facilitator in theatre for young people in Bathurst, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Ballarat, and in Southern New Jersey, USA. 

In 2018, as part of Artstate NSW, she undertook a residency with the National Motor Racing Museum (Bathurst) and was commissioned to create a new theatre work with young  people, the result of which was The Beast, an immersive promenade performance  with a cast of six young people. 

In 2017, Nel co-created and directed 17 things the government doesn’t want you to know about the internet, which was written and performed by an ensemble of young people, including a live band with original songs. The project was supported by a partnership with Local Stages at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, and ATYP. The show debuted in Bathurst and toured to ATYP Sydney. 

Nel’s work with Newcastle-based performance company Big One Little One, has toured to countless festivals across the country, been nominated for a Green Room Award (Blind Date, 2012), and in 2013 won the Best Live Art award at Melbourne Fringe Festival for their immersive, one-minute show Confetti. 

For seven years, Nel was a sessional academic at Charles Sturt University, lecturing in theatre making, production, communication, and education. She also spent three years working in a rural preschool, and touring to other preschools with her interactive theatre shows Fun Theatre For The Very Young. 

*If you are facing financial barriers which prohibit your participation in this program, please reach out to us at info@tantrum.org.au.

**Tantrum also runs Accelerate Ensemble, which is exclusively for young adults with disability. If you identify as having a disability you are welcome to attend either (or both!) our Accelerate or Trajectory Ensembles – we run Accelerate taster workshops at the start of each term.

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