This two day workshop offers free theatre training for young people aged 14-24 years and is suitable for all levels of experience. You will learn a wide range of theatre foundation skills and techniques, and explore exciting, dynamic ways of making theatre pieces using your own ideas and stories. The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm each day.
TUTORS: Miriama McDowell & Celeste De-Freitas
Miriama McDowell has been working with Massive for 15 years as an actor, tutor, director and writer. She recently collaborated as co-writer on the 2018 emerging artists’ show ‘Sightings,’ and is writing a new Massive emerging artists’ production, opening in July 2020. Miriam is passionate about working with young people, and currently leads a performing arts programme, training and tutoring a dedicated group of rangatahi (Maranga Ake) from the Hokianga.
Celeste De-Freitas has been with Massive Company since 2016 when she joined Massive Nui Ensemble, going on to perform in emerging artists’ shows ‘Chance to Ignite’ (2017) and ‘Sightings’ (2018). Celeste trained as a tutor in 2018, and is now part of the Massive teaching team. She recently performed in the national touring production of ‘I am Māori,’ directed by Nancy Brunning for Young and Hungry.