La Boite Theatre has partnered with Multicultural Australia and the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) to deliver a new theatre program for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
The Multicultural Young Artist Program (MYAP) will provide a space for students aged 11-19 years to engage in performance and theatre-making, with the aim to develop their leadership skills, confidence in communication, and build a sense of cultural identity and self-expression.
The program is being implemented across five Queensland schools in 2021 as a trial phase, delivered through ten workshops over an eight-week period. Facilitated by teaching professionals with lived refugee and migrant experiences, the workshops will be curated with a trauma-informed lens to ensure students’ feel comfortable to create, experiment and explore in the space.
La Boite CEO and Executive Director Zohar Spatz said, “the company is delighted to partner with Multicultural Australia and QPASTT to deliver crucial and valuable support through engagement in theatre.”