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Olivia jumps at theatre chance

TALENTED Leongatha Lyric Theatre performer Olivia Winchcombe embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime recently.

She was offered the chance to attend the Victorian Drama League’s Summer Performance Project, which offers nine days of theatre workshops specialising in puppetry, script development, voice and dance, body work, character movement and character development.

It is held at Allambee Camp in Yarragon and culminated in the performance of two plays at the Warragul Arts Centre.

Fifty young performers were offered the chance to participate with leading artists to help hone their skills and gain excellent experience.

Generally, the recipient of the Geoff Perrett Rising Star Award is offered the position, however last year’s winner Janie Gordon was unavailable to attend.

Olivia was selected to fill the placement due to her spectacular performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in 2013, as well as her ensemble performance in last year’s Gypsy.

“Olivia will really benefit from the workshops, as she will be trained by excellent mentors,” Lyric president Peter Western said.

“We asked her to share her experience with the young cast members of Mary Poppins when it’s over. She was happy to do it and she’s really looking forward to it.”

Young performer: Olivia Winchcombe was selected to participate in the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project due to her previous performances with Leongatha Lyric Theatre. She is pictured in her 2013 lead role as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz with Brian Hoskins. Photo credit: Michael Mason.

Young performer: Olivia Winchcombe was selected to participate in the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project due to her previous performances with Leongatha Lyric Theatre. She is pictured in her 2013 lead role as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz with Brian Hoskins. Photo credit: Michael Mason.

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