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Waitakere College

Region: Auckland

Art form: Theatre

Project name: The Waitakere Experience

Creative name: Antonia Kamu

Project information: Students will explore and share their own stories by developing a piece of original theatre and performing this for an audience. This work will then be performed for the community by the Year 13 Drama class, and a script developed from their work that can be passed on to future students. Our main kaupapa from this process is to validate the rich life experience the young people of West Auckland have already lived through and give them the opportunity to share and document these experiences. Our hope is that the original performance made up of the students' devising will give them a sense of ownership and pride that they may not experience from performing a scripted play that does not truly represent them.

Project starting: February 2021

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