Fairy­tale lessons for young per­form­ers

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Fairy­tales be­came weirder but wiser at the IF Foun­da­tion Pil­bara Per­form­ing Arts Academy’s sec­ond Wick­ham pro­duc­tion last month.

A group of young lo­cal ac­tors aged seven to 13 per­formed two Funky Fairy Tales for the pub­lic at Wick­ham Com­mu­nity Hall on Thurs­day, June 23, hav­ing led the pro­duc­tion process un­der the guid­ance of IF Foun­da­tion fa­cil­i­ta­tors and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Stu­dents chose plays based on how well they rep­re­sented lessons on bul­ly­ing, fit­ting in and how to make good choices.

Ju­nior stu­dents adapted Chicken Lit­tle for the stage, while older chil­dren wrote an orig­i­nal script, Giants in the Sky.

IF Foun­da­tion fa­cil­i­ta­tor Ari­ana Pa­ganetti said the young ac­tors had worked hard to earn their on­stage ac­co­lades.

“Putting on a play re­ally chal­lenges youth to prob­lem solve in the mo­ment and work to­gether,” she said.

Not-for-profit group the IF Foun­da­tion was started in 2011 and uses the per­form­ing arts to de­ter young peo­ple from vi­o­lent and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour.

To be in­volved in af­ter-school classes at the Wick­ham Com­mu­nity Hall on Tues­days and Thurs­days, email davd@if foun­da­tion.org.au.

Wick­ham Pil­bara Per­form­ing Arts Academy ac­tors per­form fairy­tales on stage.

Pic­ture: IF Foun­da­tion

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