True North Pathways Leadership Program is the first of its kind in Adelaide and captures young people who wish to continue develop skills in performing arts past their school years. It aims to mentor young people into community leaders and involves active participation of participants in the running of the program itself.
The Ensemble is led by Artistic Director Alirio Zavarce an award-winning theatre maker and a team of arts professionals but ultimately this program will be youth led. 14 motivated young people aged 17-23 who demonstrate leadership qualities are paid a weekly stipend as part of participation in the program.
This group will present a new work in October 2018.
True North Youth Theatre Ensemble is a youth theatre ensemble that engages youth people aged 6 -23. At True North we teach theatre skills by making theatre. Under the magical direction of Alirio all groups have a performance outcome each year along with other opportunities for the presentation of new work.
There is an identifiable need for young people interested in the Arts to be provided an outlet to express themselves and find a sense of belonging. Our group provides youth interested in the arts an afford- able, social, collaborative and safe place in which they will be able to express themselves to teach performance skills and practices and increase self-esteem and social inclusion.
True North Pathway leadership program focus on developing leadership qualities and at the same time making great theatre aimed at social change. As part of our KPI’s we are required to raise 10k in fundraising for the project.
Donations will be used towards artist fees that will be employed to provide mentorship to the pathway members. This will include film makers, a composure, light and set designers and artistic direction for the creation of this new work for the ensemble. This project is aimed at social change and will be created by and for the members of True North Pathway program.
The creation of theatre equips the participants to use their creativity, talents and skills in the creation of art. We found a identifiable need to engage with young people beyond their high school years and generates a positive activity and mentorship for both the individual and the group. We engage with young adults in a area which there are not many alternatives and offer the possibility to take on a leadership role rather that the current vacuum in which our youth who may engage in idleness or not positive activities.
To find out more visit – www.truenorthyouththeatreensemble.com