About this program
Through theatre exercises and games, participants 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.
Participants in the program perform the scenes in front of an audience, which includes family members, friends, school staff and community workers, at public interactive spaces. The audience members view the scenes and offer solutions to the challenges presented. This public performance creates a space for youth to share their issues and seek positive solutions and at the same time, increases community awareness on the challenges faced by newcomer youth.
Who can participate?
Immigrant or refugee youth aged 14-24 can apply. Youth will be interviewed to determine program eligibility.
Our NuYu Popular Theatre Program varies in structure. Youth participants meet either once per week during a certain timeframe or can participate in a condensed program every day for one week. Youth who complete the program will receive 40 volunteer hours or work experience credits toward high school graduation.
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.William Shakespeare