One Hunger set to open
For Julian Harrison drama classes shouldn’t be all about turning people into superstars.
The longtime actor and performing arts teacher of over 20 years is set to open One-Hunger, a new community arts centre in Onehunga on August 1.
Spring says he wants the school to get away from a focus many drama classes have in which they over-emphasise the idea of turning children into stars.
‘‘For the very young drama is about play, it’s about building social skills and confidence, self-expression and these sorts of things… being able to be creative freely without being judged.’’
Harrison wants to combine this with a focus of giving actors a proper grounding as far as what the industry is like. ’’The arts is not something many people become rich out of, really those who make it have a very grounded outlook as to what the industry is about.’’
One-Hunger is open to all ages with the youngest registered student just 5 years old and the oldest 72, Harrison says. One-Hunger classes kick off in the first week of August and take place at the Dolphin Theatre, 12 Spring Street, Onehunga.
Visit onehungerperformingarts.com for more information or contact 571 2343.