Jumping to Conclusions

Jumping to Conclusions is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about two young women who see a poster for an ice skating event. One thinks the main performer is very attractive and is eager to go. She drags her friend to the event. However, seeing the performer’s costume, this second woman warns her that the skater might not be interested.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Why do people make assumptions about sexual orientation?
Can tough men be gay?
Do you think it matters?

Media Expectation

Media Expectation is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about two young women look through a magazine at pictures of their favorite model during lunch time. Increasingly, they become concerned that they cannot be as attractive as the woman pictured in the magazine. One of the women pushes her lunch aside.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film?
How does society decide what is appropriate for a woman to look like?
Given the use of Photoshop, make-up and lighting effects, can images in magazines be considered realistic?
What is sexism?
Can you give examples of instances of sexism you have seen?

What Makes a Man

What Makes a Man is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about when a young woman receives a phone call from her boyfriend only to hear she has been dumped. She resolves to make the perfect man but, when she gives her heart to her creation, she is rejected again.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Is there such a thing as a perfect man or woman?
Is it possible to live up to the expectations of being perfect?
How can you build a successful relationship?

Making Up Is Hard To Do

Making Up is Hard To Do is part of a series of short films known as Snippets.

These Snippets are intended to be used when delivering community engagement/education workshops.

This one is about a young woman is caught applying make-up by her mother. Her mother demands she remove it. Later the young woman meets up with friends who assure her she looks good just the way she is.

Facilitators can use the questions listed below to encourage young people to express their opinions — even though a description has been provided above there is not necessarily a correct answer to the questions!

Using your own words, describe what you saw happen in the film.
Is there anything wrong with wearing make up?
What is self esteem?
Can you trust your friends?

Ready and Able Pictures

Thanks to funding from Canterbury Leagues Club we have been providing access to creative and recreational activities for young people including young people living with a disability as part of our Ready And Able project. Workshops have included drama, music, costume & make-up, puppetry and photography.

Participants have been matched to activities based on their individual talents, abilities and inclinations. Here are some images to enjoy …

Pictures of eMOTION

Thanks to funding from Bankstown City Council we have been running workshops for young people including young people living with a disability as part of our eMOTION project. Workshops have included a mix music, movement, mime and puppetry.

Here are some images to enjoy …

ARTS UMBRELLA BRINGS ON THE SUMMER FUN

Have you heard about “Arts Umbrella”? This is a project that has been made possible through funding from the City of Canterbury local grants.

Currently working out of the amphitheatre at Wiley Park, Horizon Theatre Company Ltd was established with the clear aim of developing a world-class repertory theatre company in Sydney’s west and beyond. We are dedicated to enhancing artistic, cultural and economic opportunities for a diverse background of marginalised young people and theatre practitioners whilst developing participation and a large audience. Horizon is a pioneer in arts-based strategies and aims to continue to provide regular arts-based and innovative intervention programs to equip young participants with alternative methods for early intervention and crime prevention. Finally, Horizon is a drop-in facility helping improve the self-esteem, communication, teamwork skills and creativity of our community.

The ARTS UMBRELLA project has provided access to creative and recreational arts based school holiday activities for young people living in the Canterbury local government area. It has been keeping them out of the sun and putting them into the fun. The project acknowledges the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of participants. Over the course of the school holidays, Horizon provided free tickets to performances. Including tickets for our performances of “You Can’t Steal Christmas” on the 20th and 21st of December.

Additionally, the Theatre will has been providing free arts based workshops in the heat of the day. Participants were matched to activities based on their individual talents, abilities and inclinations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT HORIZON THEATRE.

(02) 9750 9567 (Monday to Friday during office hours)