We begin the fourth year of our Third Act programme delivering social drama classes to five Retirement villages in the Wellington region. We don’t mean to brag, but there are more than a few who say this class is the highlight of their week. It is definitely a highlight of ours! It’s a privilege playing and creating with our Third Act members.
We have been awarded a Creative in Schools grant to work this year at Wellington East Girls College developing an inter-generational devised theatre project looking at cultural identity. Working with year 12 and 13 students, along side former students now in their 70’s and 80’s we will be exploring what’s changed over 6 decades when it comes to expressions of cultural identity.
Entering it’s third year our multi-cultural mothers support group continues to thrive. Supportive, creative, joyful.
Forging a shared identity, this wonderful group has named themselves The DCC, (the dramatic, chaotic club.)
A project to support older people to connect, create, play and develop from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Since April we’ve been working with some incredible individuals from around the world to create Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice. Take a look and sign up if you’d like to join this movement on the dementia journey.
Exploring through improvisation and drama the experience of growing up kiwi when you or your parents where born somewhere different.
In response to Covid19 we’ve discovered that joy, creativity and social connection can be facilitated online.
They have spent 12 months discovering the joy of playing together and now they are preparing to perform for you. Two of our Third Act classes are bringing their stories to the stage at the NZ Fringe Festival in March 2020. https://www.fringe.co.nz/show/43591