Pania – December 2 and 3, 2018

24 Nov

Join us on December 2 or 3 at East Pier Hotel as we take you on a joirney that explores the story of Pania. Set both today and back in time, this Hawkes Bay Taonga has been mis-told and misrepresented for too long. In partnership with the Tareha family of Ngati Paarau hapu, we have engaged playwright Amanda Jackson to bring this story to the...

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White Night – was fabulous!

26 Oct

On Saturday 20 October, 2018, Napier came to life with the Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival - White Night. We got in on the act and our little rectangle of Napier came to life too! Three of our HaBYT students were the director/designers of our theatre installation piece with Kate, Peter and Juliet on hand to help. 13 young creatives joined us...

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Term Four

6 OctPlay On

Dear Parents, As this term nearly ends, we are putting plans in place for next term! Attached is the rehearsal schedule for our production of Pania, with some additional weekend rehearsals listed. The weekend rehearsals will all be in the Napier studio at 6a Hastings St, Napier.  Not everyone is required for the entire time on the...

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Drama News

17 Aug

HASTINGS BLOSSOM PARADE - SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER.    As usual, we will be participating in this wonderful community event. The theme is 'Show us your heART' and as our heART is all about performing we will be pulling out all of the drama workshop costumes and making a splash of colour and life - also each student is asked to make and...

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Over the Top – tickets now on sale

6 Jun

Hawkes Bay, Tickets are now on sale! Adults $24. Children (Primary and Secondary students) $12. These are available from Wardini Books, Havelock North and Napier and online. Click below if you wish to purchase online. 'Over the Top' by Amanda Jackson Over the Top  was commissioned by HaBYT in 2015. Amanda carried out extensive research into...

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School Holiday Program – July 2017.

6 Jun

Our holiday programs are legendary and this one will be no exception. The days are structured so that there is plenty of time for exploring character, learning lines, playing games for fun and confidence building with a big focus on working together for performance.  The Napier studio, situated in Hastings Street, is the perfect location for...

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Fundraising for HaBYT

23 Mar

We are holding a fundraising Auction on Saturday 25 March to raise funds for our tour to Australia. A huge THANK YOU goes to all our contributors. We have been humbled by the generosity of the people and businesses who have supported this event In no particular order, we thank the following: Hawkes Bay Express Sileni...

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HaBYT Auditions now open

2 JanHaBYT / Play On / The Drama Workshop

Auditions now open for the new HaBYT Napier class. You must be in yr11 or above, up to age 22. Entry is by audition only and the class meets weekly on Thursday evenings 6.30 - 8.30pm. Preference given to those who have had some drama experience, a commitment to performance and able to attend Thursday sessions beginning term one as well as...

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SPRING returns to Hawkes Bay

31 Dec

We are delighted to announce that Jenny Oliver, Dip. T and B. Ed is bringing SPRING back to life under the umbrella of The Drama Workshop. SPRING is a drama, music and movement program that is designed to connect the brain for better learning in a friendly nurturing environment. Classes are divided up into the following groups: (The first...

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HaBYT Showcase to feature stunning talent

28 NovHaBYT / The Drama Workshop

  The HaBYT team are expecting a great turn out to their end of year showcase featuring not only the current HaBYT students but also some up and coming students who will be performing an excerpt from their recent production of Bustown by Lachlan Philpott. The evening will feature young performers, presentations, a look back on the year...

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