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This is imPACt – Parramatta Actors Centre’s community division.

We believe that in order to be great actors, we first need to be great citizens who are actively engaged with their social and physical environments. Whether it’s through collaborations with local organisations or acting workshops at community events, we are here to make an imPACt on our community.

Where Craft meets Community.

Mission

To foster a sense of belonging through the craft of acting.

How

  • Running workshops at community events
  • Producing showcase nights and events
  • The delivery of in-school acting programs
  • Collaboration with local community groups
  • Industry placements

Get in touch

If you a are school or community organisation who would like to partner up with us on this venture, send us an email or give us a call.

imPACt News

Prizes Announced for Youth Comedy Night

The Prizes for tonight’s Youth Week Comedy Night 2018 have today been announced. Judges’ Choice: Backstage pass and a one-day internship at Tonightly with Tom Ballard (ABC). Audience Vote: One day in pre-production, and one day on set of an upcoming Jungle Entertainment comedy series. The comedy night will take place from 6.30pm at Riverside Theatres Parramatta and will see 7 young comedians aged 16-25 from Western Sydney take the stage. The night will be hosted by Makedonka Stoilova and the three judges will be The Feed’s Jan Fran, Bjorn Steward from Black Comedy and Superwog’s Sasha Sutton.  

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The Feed’s Jan Fran to head Comedy Night Judging Panel

Jan Fran will head the judging lineup at Youth Week Comedy Night 2018 at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Thursday 31 May. The journalist, doco maker, social commentator and co-host of SBS’s The Feed (who will have just returned from Eurovision 2018 in Portugal) will be joined on the panel by actor Bjorn Stewart (Black Comedy, Cope Street Collective) and Superwog’s Sasha Sutton. “It is an absolute honour to have these judges come on board,” says Parramatta Actors Centre co-founder and event organiser Nisrine Amine. “As artists who use their own versions of comedy to open up social discourse, their presence will be…

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PAC heads Youth Comedy Night at Riverside

PAC will be teaming up with City of Parramatta Council and Sydney Story Factory to hold a Youth Comedy Night at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Tuesday 24 April 2018. The event – taking place as part of National Youth Week 2018 – will see 10 young comics aged 16-15 from Western Sydney performing a comedic act based on the theme Discrimination is No Joke! The night will be hosted by stand-up comedian Makedonka Stoilova and will award a lucky winner and runner ups up to $250 in prizes. PAC’s co-founder and Creative Director, Nisrine Amine, as well as Matt Roden…

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PAC heading to Art Meets West

PAC’s first imPACt initiative for the year sees them heading to Art Meets West at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on Sunday 22 April 2018. The annual event – taking place as part of National Youth Week 2018 – will showcase a range of Western Sydney’s best artists in a classic arts market, with accompanying live music by local talent and a vibrant selection of amazing food. PAC’s head teacher, Nisrine Amine, will be running a free acting workshop for youth and some PAC students will take centre stage and showcase their learnings from Term 1. PAC will also have a…

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