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Pania Review

19 Aug

2 AND 3 DECEMBER, EAST PIER BY JESS SOUTAR BARRON Standing at the beach at East Pier, the shore mist lightly hanging above the water, out there Pania’s Reef, the importance of which has just been unfolded. Over one hundred children singing, their backs to the sea. A clutch of their adults standing witness, facing them and facing the ocean....

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Habyt Hungry for More

19 Aug

Fifteen Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre ambassadors and their support crew have returned from their cultural and performance tour to Wellington and Australia, hungry for more. Hungry for more opportunities to perform and for more opportunities to train in theatre.  The tour of Romeo and Juliet had its first stop in Wellington where the troupe were...

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HaBYT Trailer – Romeo and Juliet

3 JunHaBYT

Romeo and Juliet This year's major work is 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, script adapted by former Australian Shakespeare company director and actor, Phil Sumner, directed by Peter Cottrell and Champa Maciel. The show will feature physical theatre and projected images. Climate change is biting but civilization remains relatively...

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Working with Teachers

16 May

Juliet has had the honour of working with teachers in their classrooms in Wellington in recent months.  As part of the Networks of Expertise program and partnering with Drama New Zealand, the program has been designed to build teacher capability in using Drama to enhance Litearcy, with a specific focus on writing.  the project has now moved...

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Garage Sale!

10 FebThe Drama Workshop

We are finally moving back to Keirunga in Havelock North. To help us move and to support the HaBYT Australia trip, we are holding a garage sale. Please come along and support and if you have anything you wish to donate, please get in touch at info@thedramaworkshop.co.nz.

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New Class for Yr 9/10

10 FebThe Drama Workshop

We have a new class starting on Wed 20 Feb, 2019, for students in yrs 9 and 10. This class with Kate will be fun, challenging and full of surprises. Learn new sklss, meet like-minded teenagers and learn to love Drama!

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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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