Our first post of 2012 is a celebration of one of our favourite projects from last year: We Should Practice 50+.
For those of you who have joined us here for the first time, We Should Practice 50+ were a series of introductory drama classes for people aged 50 and over. They ran for over five months at the Grey Lynn Community Centre every fortnight. With an hour and a half of good-old fashioned activity, every class finished with morning tea. Each class had an open door policy to facilitate possible absences due to illness or a clash of other commitments.
Participants reported that the classes, led by We Should Practice’s director, Louise Tu’u, gave them feelings of joy, satisfaction and renewed purpose. Louise reported back that the participants were natural performers, whose energy and commitment in each class enabled everyone to give the games and provocations a go.
On your left are Geordie, Mike and Yvonne, still flexing their muscle and bone.
This video features the awesome Lina, Paul, Kerry and Geordie at their best.
Many thanks to Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme for supporting us, Anne Snedden at the Grey Lynn Community Centre and of course, the wonderful all-stars/participants: Yvonne, Geordie, Lina, Paul, Lafi, Mike, Wayne, Vaioleti, Arthur and Kerry.
We’ll leave the last word to Wayne.
We are looking to continue and expand our programme this year. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.