Playing in Japan

Sharing our knowledge and passion for applied improvisation and applied theatre in Japan. Our Director, Nicola Pauling, presenting a lecture and workshop at Tsukuba University, Tokyo.

Sharing our Kaupapa

In recent months we’ve been busy speaking about the why, how and who of our work. We co-presented with the Department of Corrections at a youth development conference in Wellington and at drama in education conference in Auckland. It’s a privilege to share our passion for the work and to explain its success.

Play and Performance around the world

Our Artistic Director, Nicola Pauling, is the first New Zealander to graduate from the New York based, East Side Institute’s International Class Programme for advanced practitioners.  The programme focuses on performance as development, activism and enabler of social change and looks at projects, practitioners and best practice around the world.

Toolkit for Best Practice

Creative New Zealand (CNZ) has launched a fantastic tool kit for community arts. Listen here to leading practitioners talk about the value of arts for development, featuring our own Artistic Director, Nicola Pauling.

She Danced on a Friday

It’s always good to take your own advice and when time allows, our facilitators do some wonderful creative work exploring their own histories. Our Artistic Director, Nicola Pauling has created the performance ‘She Danced on a Friday.’ It premiered in Hamilton last year to rave reviews and audience feedback and an instant invite for a return season. Read one of the reviews here.

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.

Te Papa

Ko0uNFgpWe 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.

Connection in the Cook Islands

DSC_0060FullSizeRender-2Our Director, Nicola Pauling has just returned from the Cook Islands where she led an inclusive drama project at the Creative Centre and workshops with teachers, principals and teachers aides exploring how drama can be used as a tool for engagement with students of all abilities. “Nicola’s visit was transformative. Her apt timing, pace and intuitive ability to match delivery to participant needs was beautiful to witness. Her passion for authentic connection created deep meetings with diverse participants experiencing significant barriers to accessing learning.” Sarah McCawe, Inclusive Education Advisor MoE.