Drama on Zoom this week!

Kia ora koutou Brickworks Drama families,

We hope you are well and safe in your bubbles. Due to Auckland’s Level 3 restrictions, we can’t run drama classes in person this week. Instead, we will return to drama on Zoom, or “Drooming” as we called it last time around!

We have figured out ways to connect and have fun over Zoom, so do encourage you and your child to give it a go with us this Wednesday, at your normal drama class time. And let’s hope we’ll be back together again at The Chapel next week!

The link to your class has been emailed to you 🙂

Please set your child up in a space where they can jump and move, and stay close by to help your child with the technology.

Email us at brickworksdrama@gmail.com if you are having any trouble joining us on the day.

Ngā mihi,
Lauren and Natascha

Welcome to Term One!

Enrolments for Term One 2021 are now open! Our theme this term is Physical Theatre, and we will be exploring storytelling through movement. With this hot weather we will be blasting the fans, so wear comfy clothes and bring your water bottles! Current students will be automatically re-enrolled. New students – please register and enrol at: https://enrolmy.com/brickworks-drama-school

2020 Highlights! Happy New Year…

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 – Holiday Workshops – a Christmas Funny!

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

October School Holiday Workshops

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.

Term Two online!

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.)


We’re excited to share with you this six week course we’ve created for Term Two! 
We’re calling it the “Selfish Elf Film Squad”. Why? Because this course will be preparing us all to shoot Brickworks’ first ever short film in Term Three! We have just received Creative Communities funding for an idea we pitched at the start of the year. It’s about Christmas in Te Atatu Peninsula!
As always we will be collaborating with Wild Things Art School on the sets, and hope to work with local film and TV professionals to shoot and edit the film. In Term Four we will hold a special premiere evening at The Chapel.
We’re spending Term Two working on it with the kids – developing the characters, the script, and the look of the film. We think it will be nice to focus on a time when we can all come together again.


Facebook Group and Drama Lockdown Activities

Kia ora Brickworks whānau,
we’d love to keep in touch with our Brickworks community at this challenging time, and let the kids share their creativity with each other. We miss you guys!
Soooo… each week we’ll be inviting Brickworks kids and their families to complete a cool drama activity and share it with us online. To this end we’ve created a Brickworks Drama Group (closed – members only) on Facebook – a place where parents/caregivers can help their kids share their work and see what their friends have been up to.
You can request to join the group by clicking here
Hope to see you there!

April School Holidays cancelled

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 🙂

Taking a break

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.

With love,
Lauren and Natascha