Parihaka – Lost and Found

Thanks to the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust, Voice Arts has funding to develop a network of partnerships to create a youth focused theatre project with participants from Wellington and Taranaki. Last year we visited Parihaka to seed this project, and we will be heading back there to start its growth.

Take From My Palms – A Girl’s Perspective on Peace.

Months of creative and thoughtful exploration on the theme of peace; personal, local and global has led to the creation of new theatre work ‘Take From My Palms.’ Voice Arts has been working in partnership with Wellington East Girls’ College on this project to mark International Women’s Day. The production will premiere at Te Papa, at a free event, open to the public. Check out our Facebook event.

Pirates and Parrots

Congratulations to our tenant drama group, the DIY Collective, who premiered their third devised theatre work in front of a big crowd. This time they tackled comedy creating a pirate play. The audience provided an authentic laugh track and rousing applause, reward for a hard working cast who refused to let nerves get in the way of a great performance.

Empathy and Understanding – Film Project

Following the success of our social housing radio drama project in partnership with Radio New Zealand, we are continuing to explore themes of diversity: celebrating and embracing difference with social housing tenants in a new film project supported by City Housing and the Office of Ethnic Communities.

Community Weavers

We are excited to begin a new storytelling and performance project in The Hutt celebrating the work of community weavers: the people and organisations who work to connect people to support, to services, to their neighbours, and to each other.

Peace – a Girl’s Perspective

In partnership with Wellington East Girls’ College we are creating a new devised theatre work exploring peace from the diverse perspectives of a multi-cultural group of 14/15 years olds. Starting from the personal we look out to the local and the global. This production will premiere on March 8th International Women’s Day, at Te Papa.

The Pride Awards

pride-awards-smaller-logoVoice Arts will be presenting two of these fantastic awards in a couple of weeks when they are presented to a deeply deserving group of young people at parliament.

Korero at Parihaka

pariWe’ve been visiting Parihaka to seed the possibilities of a collaborative project. The korero was rich and fruitful and we were hosted with great manaakitanga. Wellington East Girls College are joining us on this journey and we look forward to working with them.