Shakti Youth is hosting a FREE full day script-writing workshop where you can explore some of these experiences of family and community tensions related to being an Asian, Middle Eastern or African young person in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
We are producing a short film to address some of the ways these inter-generational culture tensions can turn into bullying (I-C Bullying). This workshop will cover some basic skills of script writing and help generate material for a script to address inter-generational cultural conflicts/bullying. We have 15 spaces available for young people (under 30 years old) interested in sharing their stories. There is also the option to act in the video if you wish!
When: 10pm-4pm, Sunday 10th of May 2015
Where: Manukau Medical Centre, 18 Manukau Station Rd, Manukau City.
Lunch and morning tea provided.
Renee, a second-generation Chinese Kiwi, is a poet, playwright, paediatrician, medical researcher and fiction writer. Renee has collaborated on visual arts works, film and music, produced and directed theatre works, worked as a dramaturge, taught creative writing and organized community-based arts initiatives. She organises community arts events such as New Kiwi Women Write, a writing workshop series for migrant women. She contributes to The Big Idea which links NZ's arts community. Renee has written, produced and toured four plays: Lantern, The Bone Feeder, Under The Same Moon and The First Asian AB. Her children's play The Two Farting Sisters (in collaboration with Petit Workshop) also premiered in 2015.
Please send your registration before 5th of May 2015. Due to limited spaces, we may prioritise younger people and those willing to be in the video, as well as making sure a range of ethnicities and stories are represented.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This project is funded by Te Punanga Haumaru.