Oxley College students have been announced finalists for the 2019 Sharp Short Theatre competition.
The students competed in heats with other schools from around NSW for three days from June 3 to 6 before they were named finalists.
The Oxley team will compete against eight other groups for first prize on June 14 at Riverside Theatre.
Sharp Short Theatre is a chance for the next wave of talent to learn from industry mentors and showcase their stories on the stage.
Sharp Short Theatre is a short play competition for writers, directors and performers who are 18 years and under, and aims to uncover and cultivate the next generation of Australian theatre practitioners and artists.
Plays come from all theatrical genres and give entrants the chance to let their imaginations run wild.
Productions touch on a vast array of themes important to Australia's youth of today which include racism and discrimination, bullying, online dating, gender equality, teen issues, popular culture and political satire.
Previous winners of Sharp Short Theatre include Sofia Nolan who won Best Actor in 2015 and Best Director in 2016.
Sofia has worked in TV, theatre and film. She has worked in the upcoming Warner Bros film Godzilla vs Kong.
"I wouldn't have been able to start my professional career without Sharp Short Theatre," Ms Nolan said.
"It is such a great program for people wanting to break into the industry in Australia.
"I can't speak highly enough of it."
The Sharp Short Theatre finals will be held on June 14 at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.
Visit riversideparramatta.com.au for tickets.