Wakool Shire

Illuminate Theatre Making Toolkit

Illuminate Theatre Making Toolkit

Illuminate: Theatre Making Toolkit Outback Theatre for Young People have developed a toolkit and associated video documentary, informed by Illuminate Stage 2 in 2013, a celebratory theatre project, engaging young people and their communities from across the Wakool Shire of NSW. Young people were mentored by OTYP artists, in all aspects of the documentary making process. This is the resulting toolkit; an accessible living resource that supports creative learning technologies, and clearly articulates the theatre making process. This project was made possible through support from Arts NSW, Regional Arts NSW and the Australia Council. Illuminate Toolkit Documentary [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ixId5_K9o[/youtube] Illuminate Toolkit [...]

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Illuminate presents ‘A Town Called Mills Acre’

Illuminate presents ‘A Town Called Mills Acre’

Outback Theatre for Young People’s ILLUMINATE project presents a new Australian play featuring 130 Young people from across the Wakool Shire   Outback Theatre for Young People’s Illuminate project is connecting the towns of Barham, Wakool and Moulamein with performances over a three-week period, with a new Australian play entitled, A Town Called Mills Acre. This project is designed to bring everyone from the Wakool Shire together, to show the communities what young people can do and have some fun.   Through collaboration and conversations with local communities and their young people, professional theatre artists Angela Frost and Richie Hallal [...]

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Illuminate 2013

Illuminate 2013

Illuminate Summary 2012 from Outback Theatre for Young People on Vimeo. Check out this short documentary of ideas and interviews collected in Illuminate Stage 1, 2012. Illuminate Stage 2, 2013 is underway! Artists Angela Frost and Richie Hallal will work with 6 students from Braham High school to develop a new original touring theatre show based on local themes and ideas such as small town culture, farming, environmental changes, population decline, creativity and resilience, leadership and responsibility. The new work will showcase and celebrate the extraordinary young people growing up in the Wakool Shire. Primary school students from Barham, Moulamein [...]

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Opportunity of Everything

Opportunity of Everything

Opportunity of Everything from Outback Theatre for Young People on Vimeo. Last year brought some very special achievements for us as a company however nothing is as special as the communities we get to work with and the people we meet. This documentary, “Opportunity of Everything” gives a unique insight to four exceptional young people from Mallan Public School, which closed it’s doors for good last year. This film is a story of community, strength and resilience. The short film, which a part of our Illuminate project based in the Wakool Shire, was directed by Artistic Director, Ange Frost and [...]

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Richie Hallal

Richie Hallal

Illuminate 2013… Richie Hallal is a theatre maker who dedicates his skills as a researcher, writer, director and actor to make new theatre work with a diverse range of communities across Australia. As a committed Community Cultural Development Practitioner, Richie has had a wild adventure over the past ten years.  He’s worked with over twenty-five communities; from Middle Eastern Youth in Western Sydney to homeless people in Melbourne’s CBD. He’s also worked in the Mornington Peninsula with new migrants, farming communities in outback New South Wales and Tasmania; and on the streets of St Kilda.  Richie brings enormous enthusiasm and [...]

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