This year’s NuYu training program took place at the SFU Surrey campus over the course of eight Saturdays from 11am-4pm starting October 1.
This cycle’s training saw seven youth come together to create three unique and powerful performances after participating in activities, discussions, and games to practice sharing their stories through popular theatre. This group was very diverse in regards to experience, age and background but these differences allowed for an appreciation of each participant’s story and contributions.
At the end of the eight sessions, a forum was hosted at the campus on December 3rd to which members of the community, family, and friends were invited to watch and interact with the performances. All the youth performed brilliantly and the cohesiveness within the group was truly evident to the audience. There was a wonderful turn out for the forum, including a representative from the program funder, Coast Capital.
Through MOSAIC’s NuYu program (Newcomer Youth Popular Theatre), participants practice theatre exercises and games and gradually create scenes which reflect their personal life challenges. The program creates a space for youth to collectively come up with positive solutions to the challenges presented in the scenes by their peers. To learn more, please visit mosaicbc.org/nuyu.