World Refugee Day Theatre Project 2011

Phase One was free weekly drama classes for refugee youth which ran October 2010 – February 2011.   These classes were used to build capacity amongst the youth with the aim of nurturing a core group who would move on to phase two of the project.

Phase Two is the creation of an original performance work that will be presented to the wider Wellington community at the World Refugee Day carnival held every year.  At this point a number of theatre professionals will be invited to offer mentoring and support to the core group.

Phase Three will see the performance recorded and edited into a DVD which, with the script, will be circulated to schools and agencies nationwide in an effort to engage further debate around the refugee experience and foster greater understanding of refugee issues.