During the pandemic restrictions Duncan found it incredibly difficult not being able to interact with fellow creatives to develop work. He struggled to stay motivated and focused on his goal of producing work.
With the support of the $5,000 Adelaide Theatre & More Scholarship, Duncan was able to purchase a Zoom Pro License to host online rehearsals. He was also able to upgrade his webcam, microphone and software – enabling him to enhance the quality of recording live performances from home.
‘I have also been able to use the scholarship funds to hire a cast of quality actors to help me realise a full production of the script I am writing as part of my degree,’ says Duncan.
‘Relearning how to reach out and interact with my peers online during this time has proved to be my greatest challenge, but one that was extremely rewarding to overcome.’
Grateful for the support during such a difficult time, especially for those in the arts industry, Duncan says, 'I would like to thank Adelaide Theatre & More for supporting emerging artists whose research and practical work is pushing new ground in the world of theatre and the arts.'
‘I would like to thank Adelaide Theatre & More for supporting emerging artists whose research and practical work is pushing new ground in the world of theatre and the arts,’ says Duncan Vecchiarelli.
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) honours student Rhys Stewart received the second 2021 Adelaide Theatre & More Scholarship, which has helped him to cultivate his acting skills and create meaningful connections in the performing arts industry.
With the aim of inspiring even more students to hone their skills, think big, and launch themselves into a career in the performing arts, two more Adelaide Theatre & More Scholarship for Honours in Performing Arts will be awarded this year.
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