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In 2024, Zen Zen Zo will offer its 19th Internship Program in Brisbane. This innovative course provides one of the few opportunities in Australia for emerging artists (actors, directors, producers, visual artists, teachers & administrators) to acquire the skills and contacts necessary to make the transition into the professional performing arts industry. It also caters to established artists looking to re-train in auxiliary areas and rejuvenate themselves mid-career. Closely mentored by Dr lynne bradley (founding Director), Gina Tay Limpus (Associate Director) and Nicole Reilly (First Nations Producer), with guest sessions by industry professionals, the Interns undertake a series of intensive training units in: 

acting & physical theatre / fitness training / directing / producing / auditioning / marketing / grant writing / administration / finance / sports psychology / devising & creating of an end-of-year show

IN 2024, ONLY 10 PLACES  WILL BE OFFERED to ensure maximum attention is given to each individual artist’s journey and development. Places are secured by application only. see brochure for more information (click here). 

Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre has produced around 50 professional productions, toured nationally and internationally, and trained a generation of actors, directors, producers and physical theatre performers and teachers over the past 30+ years. The artists and arts workers trained in the stimulating and challenging environment of Zen Zen Zo have been extremely successful in gaining other employment within the industry and the company now has a reputation for producing some of Australia’s most dynamic emerging talent.  Past Zen Zen Zo Interns have included:

This is just a small selection of the Zen Zen Zo Internship graduates who have gone on to make an outstanding contribution to the Performing Arts industry, nationally and internationally.

Those who are accepted into the Internship become an integral part of the Zen Zen Zo company, developing strong bonds with the other Interns and company members. The Zen Zen Zo philosophy is based on the ensemble, and a major component of the Internship is learning to live, work and create in a group environment. Whilst not the primary aim of the program, at the conclusion of the Internship some of the Interns may be invited to become a permanent part of the company.


Internship Dates:       21 july - 1 december

Tuition Fee:                 $5000*

info brochure:            Access HERE

* Fee covers everything except books, show tickets & the optional trip to train and perform with dairakudakan in Japan (tbc).

* Interstate/International participants organise their own accommodation. 

Applications can be submitted at any time until the program is full. Some Interns have already been accepted.  Applications should be sent to and should include:

  • 1-page Artist’s Statement which outlines your reasons for wanting to participate in the Creative Entrepreneur Internship with Zen Zen Zo

  • 1-page CV or Biography

Enquiries: lynne bradley,

Terms & Conditions 

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