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June/July - 4 Week Foundation Course for 13-18 years

  • Te Oro 98 Line Road Glen Innes (map)

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Join us for four free workshops at Te Oro in Glen Innes, with tutors Wesley Dowdell and Celeste De-Freitas. This Massive Foundations workshop series is for young people 13-18 years of age.

You'll learn how to create exciting, compelling theatre through drama games, skills and techniques.
Open to all levels, these classes are to bring out the dynamic performer in everyone.
Students must be available for all four workshops to benefit from the teachings.

These two-hour long classes run on: June 12, 19, 26 and July 3.

Limited places are available - make sure to book your place now.


Wesley Dowdell joined Massive Company at the age of 17, going on to perform in many productions including ‘Sons of Charlie Paora,’ ‘100 Cousins,’ and ‘My Bed My Universe.’ In 2007, a guest turn playing a gormless tow truck driver on ‘Outrageous Fortune’ blossomed into an ongoing role. In 2014 he got behind the drumkit - playing Knuckles in comedy series ‘Coverband.’ Wes is a tutor on our Foundations workshop programme and for Massive Nui Ensemble.

Celeste De-Freitas has been with Massive Company since 2016 when she joined Massive Nui Ensemble. She performed in the 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 is currently performing in "I am Māori" directed by Nancy Brunning for the Young and Hungry festival.