2020 has brought challenges, but also some highlights we want to share before the year is over! Brickworks Drama School shot its first film – “Search for the Selfish Elves” – with support from Creative Communities and the Henderson-Massey Local Board. We collaborated with Wild Things Art School (with funding from Creative New Zealand’s “Creatives in Schools” grant) to offer a drama-art workshop series at Te Atatu Intermediate School, exploring the theme “Being Seen”. And we worked via Zoom to complete our first international collaboration – “Racconti italiani di Natale 2020 – Italian Christmas Tales 2020”. Italian director, Gianluca Barbadori, directed some of our students in the reading of these short stories, with support from Istituto Italiano di Cultura Sydney and the Italian Embassy. Looking forward to more adventures through drama in 2021! Ngā mihi o te tau hou
Meri Kirihimete Brickworks Whānau! Wishing you a safe and happy festive season! We’ll be running drama workshops for one week in January: Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Jan. Individual day bookings are available and we will open enrolments before the New Year (and post again to let you know).
And here’s what’s making us laugh this Christmas – the SNL “Mom Got a Robe” sketch. It’s not too late to avoid this scenario, people!
Arohanui, Lauren and Natascha
In Week Two of the October School Holidays we will be running our popular drama workshops again! With the kind support of the Creative Communities Scheme, we’re offering two workshops – for 6 – 9 year olds, and 10 – 14 year olds. Each workshop is a self-contained day with a central theme, finishing with a showcase by the kids at 3pm for their parents and caregivers. The students gain confidence, enhancing their communication and teamwork skills through fun games and exercises taught by the experienced Brickworks drama tutors.
For more info and to enrol, please go to our October School Holiday Workshops page.
Selfish Elf Film Squad – Enrolments open!
Kia ora koutou Brickworks whānau,
We’re excited to share with you this six week course we’ve created for Term Two! (Info on how to enrol at the bottom of the email.)
Julie’s Greenroom – an adorable show for drama kids in lockdown. Puppets stage their own musical under the watchful eye of mentor Julie Andrews in this original kids’ series from the Jim Henson Company – available on Netflix. And… their Facebook page is full of fun ideas and activities.
Check it out, Brickworks whānau!
xx Lauren and Natascha
We’re sorry to say that due to Covid-19 our April School Holiday workshops have been cancelled. Stay safe and stay home! Kids – call someone who’s alone and read them a story you’ve written! Drama is storytelling, and we need stories right now 🙂
Kia ora Brickworks whānau,
In light of the most recent announcements from the Ministry of Health we have decided to do our part to “flatten the curve” and cancel the last three weeks of drama lessons this term. While we do gather in groups of less than 100, the nature of drama exercises makes social distancing tricky, and we are not an essential activity like school. So we think it’s in the best interests of our beautiful community to take a break.
We can offer you a credit for these classes, or a refund. Please let us know what you prefer. We will have these all loaded and processed by the end of term.
Our ability to offer you the April School Holiday Workshops (20 – 24 April) is now uncertain, but we will keep you informed about this.
Lauren and Natascha
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: the health and welfare of our whānau and communities is super super important to us. We are monitoring and managing any potential risks, and updating our procedures as needed. More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Ministry of Health website and Nanogirl has two great videos that explain Coronavirus and handwashing to kids in a reassuring way 🙂
During the third week of January from Monday 13th to Friday 17th, we’ll run 5 amazing drama workshops. The enrolments are open!
More information here