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.
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.
We’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.
It’s that time of year again and our tenant drama company begins work on their annual devised performance. The group has expanded to welcome a number of fresh new faces. The group will perform at WCC Christmas events in December.
We have a great history of using Museums as spaces for community creative expression. As our national Museum, Te Papa, embarks on a renewal of all its long term exhibits, we’ve been invited to offer our feedback on some of the initial concepts. It’s great to be one of voices in this significant process.
A wonderful launch of our Small Windows on Big Stories radio dramas and partner book. Hosted by the Mayor, our tenant authors shared their experience of the project and what it is like being a first time author on National Radio. A great day!
We are delighted to be working with a new project partner, Mary Potter Hospice on a project creating stories with whanau and community about healing after loss. This project will be based out in Porirua and will run August through to November.
This group of dedicated and passionate Girl Guide leaders have been learning how drama and improv based games and experiential exercises can be playful, powerful, and purposeful tools in a great leaders tool kit.
Bringing together community organisations and agencies from across Taita, Voice Arts Trust facilitated a workshop to enable networking, sharing and learning. Hosted by Taita Great Start, with food provided by the Koha Kitchen, we played and laughed and got down to some serious connecting. It was a great success with 15 different groups participating. Thanks to Hutt City Council for supporting this workshop.