Fairytale lessons for young performers
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.
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