Intergenerational Creativity

Celebrating intergenerational creativity. We partnered drama students from Wellington East Girls College with older women, many former students of the school. The relationships inspired a devised theatre performance exploring cultural identity across the generations. For more images check out our Facebook page.

Reaching Out from the Inside

In partnership with the Department of Corrections, Voice Arts worked with young offenders to create and capture on film a collection of performances that reflect their hopes and aspirations; stories that explore what it takes for successful reintegration. This project provided young offenders with the opportunity to actively engage in a creative process that encourages and supports their development and offers them a public stage to perform not just who they are, but who they are seeking to become.

Refugee Youth Wellbeing Project

We are delighted to be partnering with the fantastic organisation that is to develop and deliver a wellbeing project specifically for and driven by teenage girls with refugee backgrounds.  We are incorporating a lot of play along with significant conversations aimed at helping these young women develop and grow.

NZ National Refugee Youth Council



Building relationships and building community through play! Voice Arts was invited to play with participants of the New Zealand Refugee Youth Council’s recent leadership conference. We’ll let these photos talk to the experience!

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.

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.

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.

Leadership with the Girl Guides

Girl guidesThis 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.

Waves Youth Drama Project 2012

Voice Arts Trust was invited to New Plymouth of work with Waves Youth Health Service and deliver a drama project for their youth support workers. The aim was to explore how Waves had impacted on the lives of these young people and explore the value of the service to the community. The project ran over five weeks and culminated in a very special evening of performance, song and sharing for invited guests.