Blog - Uncategorized

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....

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Who Wants to be in a Play?

27 Jun

We are looking for young performers in the Taradale/Napier area who are in Year 7/8 (Intermediate) and would like to be in the play 'Hoodie' by Lindsey Price to be directed by Kate Tarrant. Rehearsals are on Mondays 3.30 - 4.30 at the Greenmeadows East Community Hall, Tait Drive, Greenmeadows. Rehearsals start Mon 25 July with the following...

Read more