Teen picks up slew of drama medals

STAGE STAR: Vincent D’Amico with his gold medals at the Australian National Eisteddfod. Photo: Supplied

STAGE STAR: Vincent D’Amico with his gold medals at the Australian National Eisteddfod. Photo: Supplied

HE MIGHT not be on the big screen yet, but Vincent D’Amico could just be Australia’s best young actor.

The 15-year-old picked up a slew of gold medals at the Australian National Eisteddfod last month, beating competitors from across the country to win seven championship titles.

His performances included the reading of news, prose, and religious texts, with poetry and character script recitals and improvisation challenges also included.​

Vincent D’Amico.

Vincent D’Amico.

He also later picked up the competition’s President Award for the best informative public speech. 

Vincent, who is a student at Queensland Academy, said he loved the creative aspect of performing arts, which enabled him to develop new ideas and express his emotions.

While he did not divulge tricks for memorizing reams of script, he did offer top tips for a confident delivery while on the stage.

“Be prepared, know your subject matter, and speak with passion,” he said.

Vincent’s Australian National Eisteddfod victories have followed other successes throughout the year, including competitions wins at the Redlands, Wynnum Manly, Brisbane, Beenleigh and Murwillumbah.

He was also named as Redlands Acting and Drama Academy’s best performer of the year.

“I was ecstatic to achieve my goal,” he said. 

“This really meant a lot to me because I have worked hard to win this achievement.”

Vincent, a former Ormiston College student, said he became involved in drama while in year four at the school.