SKYLA Conlon has been building on her love of performing, drama and music, and perfecting her skills, from a very young age.
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She has just added a unique experience to the portfolio, being cast in an exhibition piece that will be played indefinitely in the High Court of Australia.
The video is an information documentary style short film about the constitution of Australia, and will run on a repeating loop in a purpose built theatre at the high court in Canberra.
The theatre and film will open the the public on 9 April and be open to anyone who visits the venue, including school groups.
Skyla attends Hunter School of Performing Arts as a drama students and this is her first professional casting
Skyla’s love of acting began with public speaking in her junior primary years, where she realised straight away it was something she loved.
Her mother and father thought she might enjoy drama classes, so in year 2 she started at the Young People’s Theatre.
Skyla told News Of The Area, “I love everything about drama, simply being on stage performing and the buzz everyone feels before every show, or the sense of accomplishment I feel after every show.”
This is Skyla’s first paid and on camera role, but she has already performed in quite a few musicals.
Skyla said “Some of my favorites so far have been Cinderella and winnie the pooh, which I did with Young People’s Theatre, and Hairspray and Grease with Harvest Rain.”
Skyla’s Mother Samantha keeps an eye on jobs that come up, and she will keep auditioning in the hopes of more work like this role.
Skyla remarked, “I have 2 auditions coming up this month, my schools musical Little Mermaid and my drama schools production of Pinocchio.”
Skyla thoroughly enjoyed her first on camera experience, telling News Of The Area, “I loved having a hair & makeup artist, I also loved my costume and working on set at the NSW Rail Museum.”
“I felt very special because the production company paid for all our accommodation and all our food.”
“Overall, it was such a great experience, and I cannot wait to do it again,” she said.
By Rachael VAUGHAN