sail away with us

The Stowaway Program is an industry experience and mentorship program open to high school students. 

As a youth-based theatre company, we at Ribix are passionate about providing opportunities for young creatives to learn and grow in the Arts. Starting out as a young theatre practitioner can be difficult, especially if you don't have real world experience or training. As Legacies is all about young people choosing their own paths in life, we want to help the young people in our communities do the same. 

The Stowaway Program is aimed at high school students wishing to gain experience in the theatre industry, and is run on an application basis. Successful applicants, "stowaways", will choose one of the following theatre production area: directing; musical direction and conducting; movement direction and choreography; and stage management. You'll be given a mentor in your chosen area: a professional theatre practitioner and creative to help you along the way. You'll be invited to come along to observe, and occasionally participate in, several Legacies rehearsals at different stages in the production, from the very beginning right through to the technical runs. Mentors will hold debriefing sessions and meetings with you to answer questions, prompt discussion, help form connections, and offer theatrical advice. On top of it all, you'll be given a free ticket to the show of Legacies itself.

Entry into the program is by application only, and there are a limited number of positions available. A panel of directors will be judging applications based on a set of criteria, which is provided below. This is a highly competitive program, offering a unique experience and insight into the original production of Legacies. In order to apply, check that you are eligible for the program and then fill in the form below. We can't wait for you to stow away with us!


The Stowaway Program is open to students in Years 7 to 12. This includes students in high school, college, and homeschool students from ages 13 to 18.  

Past experience in theatre or performing arts is not a prerequisite for this program. Whether you have never worked on a show before, or you've been performing since you were 3 years old, this program is open to young creatives of any level of skill or experience. 


We are looking for passionate and driven individuals, with goals to enter the theatre or performing arts industry in the near future. A keen interest in theatre production is key. "Stowaways" should be curious and engaged, with a willingness to learn. Whilst "stowaways" will not be forced to work for their stay, a willingness to participate in all elements of the program is strongly encouraged. Respect and kindness is also important when working within this industry, as it is an industry founded upon community, and this will be considered along with the other criterion. 


Applications for the Stowaway Program close at 11.59pm EST on Sunday, 15 March 2020. All applicants will be contacted by Tuesday 31 March. Depending on the number of applications, we may ask some applicants to attend a short interview; you will be notified early should this arise.

Please note that the online form will not save your answers if you exit the browser without submitting. We strongly encourage you to think about your answers to the questions on the form, and do your best to answer them honestly and with care. We will not accept multiple submissions from one person. 


To apply, please take the time to fill out the information below.



LOCATION |  Canberra


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