Applied Theatre

Heads Up 2013

In September 2013, funded by the Ministry of Youth Development, Heads Up was a Theatre devising project with a group of teenage girls on bullying, it’s effects and what to do. The project was supported by the Napier Family Centre and co-ordinated by the Napier City Council. The girls performed to other girls in schools across Napier and the culminating performance to Whanau, friends and Council was presented at The Century Theatre in December 2013. A short film was made during the process.


Heads Up 2014

In 2014, funded by the Ministry of Social Development, Heads Up took a group of Intermediate aged children across seven schools in Hawkes Bay to work on an Applied Theatre project addressing the problem of Bullying. Te Punanga Haumaru – loosely translated as ‘A Safe Haven’ was our Kaupapa. The children, youth workers, social worker, musician, choreographer and drama educators spent 10 weeks in both school time and on weekends working hard on processing, shaping and delivering a strong performance. The 2014 Heads Up tour  concluded with the  documentary preview on Friday 21 August, 2015.

Winz and Losses

In May 2012, The Drama Workshop facilitated a project with a group of long term unemployed youth in partnership with WINZ and an employment agency. The project took the young people through a process of devising a piece of theatre that gave voice to their stories and experiences. The culminating performance was presented to Whanau and friends and guests from Hastings District Council and Work and Income, New Zealand. A longitudinal case study to follow up on the young people 12 months later then again 26 months later, formed the research for the completion of a Masters in Applied Theatre (Hons) by Juliet Cottrell.

Hollow Crossing

Hollow Crossing was our first cinematic theatre project. Written by Australia’s Markwell Presents, the 2e Media team, in conjunction with

48 Hour Film Festival

We’ve helped HaBYT (Hawkes Bay youth Theatre) with their submissions in the 48 Hour Film competition. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get involved both in front of and behind the camera. Cant wait for the next one!!