Regrowth Youth Theatre Project
Connect – Create – Perform
The Regrowth Youth Theatre Project is funded by the NSW Government and the Commonwealth Government via Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund (BLERF). This funding is targeted at supporting the recovery of bushfire impacted communities through a range of funding programs.
Regrowth is a ‘site specific’, performing arts program for young people aged 10-17 years. The program has been developed to facilitate healing, recovery and personal growth for young people following the bushfire crisis and the pandemic.
The Regrowth project offers a series of theatre skills and performance workshops which will be held in five locations from Eden to Batemans Bay. The workshops will be held in community spaces and aims to offer young people the opportunity to devise and create theatre from their own stories and shared experiences. The workshops will be developed and facilitated by Bontom, a creative and experienced team of young professional artists, who specialise in site specific theatre.
To capture the journey of the participants as they move through and engage with the theatre making process, the Regrowth project also includes the production of a feature length documentary. Additionally, there will also be opportunities for work experience in film-making, production and community development, which, participants can add to their CV for future opportunities.
Throughout their involvement in Regrowth, participants will be supported by an experienced team of trauma informed & skilled professionals from The Family Place and Campbell Page. The project offers opportunities and experience for young people who, in the future, may consider a career in the community sector, film making or the performing arts.
Regrowth offers a safe space where young people can connect with their peers, create stories through their shared experiences and perform their creations at sites that have significance for their communities. The project will culminate in a community celebration and screening of the documentary for the wider community.
You can register by following the link below. Workshop locations and venues will be released via our Facebook page
To register and check dates for upcoming events go to linktr.ee/regrowth_workshops
"This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.“
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