In 2016 we identified a need for theatre opportunities for young people in West Auckland and offered two week long youth theatre workshops. From these emerged a core ensemble, Westside Tales Youth Theatre. Our workshop leader and theatre director is West Auckland playwright/director/actor, Suli Moa (pictured). Since graduating from Toi Whakaari (the New Zealand Drama School), Suli has written and directed several plays. In 2016, he was awarded the Pacifica playwright Adam Award.
Based on the improvisational work from these two workshops, Suli has written a script for the company’s first performance piece, and rehearsals began in May 2017. Their first performance of ‘Withstand’ will be in Te Pou Theatre, New Lynn, in July.
If you are aged 16 – 20, and someone who enjoys acting, singing, playing an instrument, or like to be involved backstage, you may want to become involved in the company.
To find out more and how to become involved contact Corban Estate Arts Centre:
P: 838 4455 ext.200 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or email Suli directly: email@example.com
Westside Tales is supported by Foundation North, Tales from the Kava Bowl, Corban Estate Arts Centre