2016 marked a new and exciting step in Young & Hungry’s history as we added a new programme to our activities – the EnsembleImpact National Schools Tour.
EnsembleImpact tours New Zealand theatre to secondary schools, universities and youth theatre groups around the country with a 50 minute programme. It showcases New Zealand playwrights, tells New Zealand stories, addresses issues that are relevant to New Zealand youth, and employs young New Zealand actors at the start of their professional careers.
Since 2009, thousands of young people from the Far North to the Far South have been inspired by the simply staged performances.
The EnsembleImpact National tour takes place annually in May / June. The work is a collection of 7-9 extracts from NZ plays centred around a theme and includes a short QnA.
The tour is largely aimed at Drama and English students (year 10+) with study materials and resources provided for teachers in February and extra resources and video provided as the tour begins.
It’s a ‘no tech’ show with minimal or symbolic set and costumes. The work is performed by four professional young actors in traverse to up to 150 students at a time.
Information and booking for the 2019 tour – I AM MĀORI