Hudson Musty on stage at the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod. Photo: WinkiPoP Media
Huge congratulations to Hudson Musty who emerged victorious in the Sydney Eisteddfod Actor’s Championship (15-18 years) on Sunday 13 August. Hudson stole the stage with his memorised solo performances of Gwen Harwood's poem The Speed of Light, Peter Shaffer's Equus and Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2.
Hudson won $1,000 and in addition to the cash prize, NIDA generously provided him with a choice of two introductory through to advanced weeklong courses during the school holidays.
Hudson impressed judges Noel Cislowski AM and Simone Whetton with his mature performance and insightful acting.
The overall standard of performance in the event was incredibly high with Alex Chorley finishing a close second and Anna Coles claiming third place.
In the younger age group, Ruby Alexander was awarded first place in the Sydney Eisteddfod Actor’s Championship (12-14 years) with her performance of Sarah from Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still and Kathryn Stocker's novel The Help .
Ruby Alexander won $300 and also received two weekend school holiday courses valued at $320 from NIDA.
Callum Treanor won second place and Breteil David was awarded 3rd place for their beautiful performances.
Sydney Eisteddfod congratulates all performers on their efforts in both events and thanks NIDA for their support as venue partner.