ACA and Bus Stop Films Announce New Inclusive Program!

Tonight we announced an industry game changing initiative a part time acting program written and devised by ACA teachers in collaboration with Bus Stop Films students, that will culminate with a public performance.

Actors Centre Australia are thrilled to announce the next exciting (and huge) step in advocating for inclusivity in the arts with our key

Actors Centre Australia is thrilled to announce a dynamic industry initiative, advocating for inclusivity in the arts with one of our partners, Bus Stop Films.

Last week at ACA. Bus Stop Films and ACA came together to host a fundraiser event, showcasing the outstanding inclusive short films made by students of Bus Stop Films to a full house from communities across Sydney with special guests from industry and parliament. Together we announced an industry game-changing initiative – a part time acting program written and devised by ACA teachers in collaboration with Bus Stop students, that will culminate in a public performance. It’s a ten-week part-time program with two development workshops. The program is backed financially by the Australian Government and in just a few weeks’ time ACA will collaborate with three students from Bus Stop Films to assist in designing and delivering the course with ACA teachers Troy Harrison and Frankie Savige. The first of ten acting workshops will begin on 5 August 2021.

Bus Stop Films is a pioneering, not-for-profit organisation that uses filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of people living with disabilities as well as other marginalised groups, on both sides of the camera. ACA’s doors have always been open to all members of the community yearning for creative expression in the performing arts.

ACA continues to cultivate and encourage partnerships that educate, inspire and entertain patrons and members of the public through performance and storytelling, as well as advocating inclusivity in the arts. We are incredibly excited to work with Bus Stop on this initiative.

“The partnership with Bus Stop Films is a dynamic and rewarding inclusion for the ACA community. The announcement of a devised ten-week part time program created in workshops with ACA teachers and Bus Stop students is a very exciting industry initiative. Over the ten weeks teachers will deliver a specialised acting program for people living with disability, which will culminate in a ticketed public performance for the community”. Anthony Kierann, ACA

“A few months back I was asked along with Frankie Savige to teach a one-off acting workshop for the students at Bus Stop Films. It was such a fun workshop! I spoke to Anthony the next day to say that I truly hope it’s not a one off and that there’d be more in the future. I am incredibly proud to be a part of this program, one that I hope will become a permanent fixture at Actors Centre Australia allowing us to support inclusivity in the arts”. Troy Harrison

“Last year Troy and I had the opportunity to run a 2-hour workshop with the incredible talent from Bus Stop. I found it richly inspiring and deeply rewarding. To now be embarking on a 10-week journey together is more than a little exciting! This collaboration feels extremely special and I feel blessed to be a part of it” Francesca Savige


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