Theatre group provides an opportunity to shine
COFFS Harbour Theatre group CHATS Productions is offering children with disabilities the chance to join in a series of free theatre and movement workshops.
The workshops will take place on weekends between August 29 and September 6, and are open to children from the Coffs Harbour area aged between 9 and 15.
The project is funded by the Department of Family and Community Services FundAbility program and through sponsorship by CHATS Productions.
Workshops will be run by internationally known director Sue Broadway, a teacher of physical theatre with experience working with children of mixed abilities, and assisted by local dance artist Karolyn Gibson.
A presentation for parents and friends will take place at the end of the workshop series.
Workshop organiser Shirley Barnett said the project is an exciting experience that will build the capacity and confidence of its participants while increasing understanding across the community.
"We hope it will lead to increasing possibilities in performance for the participants and we would like help in identifying children of mixed abilities who might benefit from the workshops," Ms Barnett said.
For more information phone Shirley on 6651 9098 or visit www.chats.org.au.