April 04, 2022
Rangatahi Māori chance to blossom on theatre stage
The Auckland Theatre Company want to get rangatahi on stage.
The ATC Youth Company is a free, year-long training and performance programme for 16 to 25 year olds keen to become actors, directors, designers or scriptwriters.
ATC youth leader Matthew Kereama says rangatahi Māori who have done waiata and kapa haka will have a head start.
“(Theatre) at its core is storytelling, on a physical and vocal sense. It is incredibly amazing to see how quickly that little switch, with our Māori and Pasifika students, to just move those skills they have in performance onto the stage with a different angle and lens. It is amazing to see them blossom and shine,” he says.
Rangatahi can apply for a spot in the company on the Auckland Theatre Company website.