Girton Performing Arts students shine!

15 December 2023

Girton student Tom Marchant (11 Millward) has been announced as one of four national recipients of the prestigious John Bell Scholarship.

Tom performed a prepared monologue from a Shakespeare play in a 15-minute one-on-one workshop audition with a Bell Shakespeare artist.

In February 2024, Tom will spend a week training with the Bell Shakespeare Company in Sydney. He will undertake acting masterclasses with Bell Shakespeare artists, observe rehearsals, receive specialist training, see live theatre and more. He will also have the opportunity to perform his winning monologue for Founding Artistic Director John Bell, Artistic Director Peter Evans, and Bell Shakespeare artists, receiving feedback and mentoring.

Sammy Johnston (12 Frew) has received a letter of invitation to audition her high-scoring VCE Drama Solo Performance for the VCE Top Class. Top Class is the prestigious recognition of Drama, Theatre Studies, Music and performance exams in the VCAA season of excellence. This is a well-deserved acknowledgment of Sammy’s talent, hard work and effort in Drama.

The below photos show Tom and Sammy in their respective roles of Friar Laurence and Lady Capulet in Girton Grammar School’s production of Romeo and Juliet, staged in June of this year.