Supporting community theatre with a message
Thanks to a grant from Bankstown Sports ClubGRANTS program, Horizon Theatre Company has been able to launch an exciting new project “We Can Do It”.
“We Can Do It” provides access to creative and recreational activities for young people living with a disability in the Bankstown local government area and will run until February 2015.
Artistic Director of Horizon Theatre, Maddy Slabacu, says “This project acknowledges the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of people in our local area and matches activities such as drama, music, costume and makeup, puppetry and photography to individual talents and abilities.
We provide a range of workshops across all these activities and also stage performances in drama and puppetry for young people living with a disability.
We let people know about our workshops by advertising and distributing flyers locally, we also work with partners like Barnados Australia, but if anyone else wants to get involved we’re flexible enough to add them in now!”
Horizon Theatre Company is located in Wiley Park and has been operating for over 17 years. The theatre has developed a large audience primarily with children and young people in the region and beyond. The company is particularly excited to see some of the children of the earliest participants benefitting from their programs.
CEO of Bankstown Sports, Mark Condi, says, “Performance and artistic skills should be available to all members of our community. We are very pleased to be able to support such a wonderful initiative which provides enjoyment and challenge.”