Samoan Deaf Theatre Company To Tour New Zealand
Samoa's Silent World Theatre is to tour New Zealand as part of VSA Week - 14 - 20 May.
The critically acclaimed theatre company, made up of 12 deaf students at Apia's Loto Taumafai Education Centre for the Disabled in Apia, will perform in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson.
Loto Taumafai's principal, VSA volunteer Peter West, says he is excited by the prospect of deaf students from Samoa entertaining and educating audiences in New Zealand.
West, a teacher with more than 30 years experience of working with children with disabilities, says the Silent World Theatre has done more to convince ordinary Samoans of the potential for people with disabilities to play a meaningful role in society than any number of public relation campaigns.
"There's nothing like it in New Zealand," he says. "Audiences are going to go away feeling both entertained and inspired."
The theatre's programme will include traditional Samoan legends and dances and skits on contemporary Samoan life.
Please copy this email to anyone you think might be interested in seeing the Silent World Theatre.
SILENT WORLD THEATRE ITINERARY
performances is by koha/donation
Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate, Court Town Close, Mangere, (opposite
McDonalds) 1pm performance. Contact Alice 021 250 5350.
Tuesday 15 May
Kelston School for the Deaf, Auckland 12 Noon.
Malaeola Community Centre,16 Waikauri Pl, Mangere 7pm.
Wednesday 16 May
Samoa House, 283 Karangahape Rd 10am.
Owen Gilmore Theatre, Auckland College of Education, Gate 4, 60 Epsom Ave.
Thursday 17 May
Music Auditorium, Auckland College of Education, Gate 2, Epsom Avenue. 12
noon & 7pm.
Friday 18 May
Peachgrove Intermediate School, Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton East at 12.30pm
-contact at peachgrove: Simone Paul 07 8557596
Sunday 20 May
Te Papa - Te Marae. 1 pm
Congregational Church of Samoa, 180 Owen St, Newtown, 5pm.
Monday 21 May
Wellington College of Education Hall, Donald St,
(Bookings required. Phone Jeremy or Karin at VSA 472 5759)
Ilott Concert Chamber, Wellington Town Hall. 7pm.
Tuesday 22 May
Mungavin Ave, Porirua, 12.30pm.
Parliament performance - 6 - 7.30pm (Not open to the public.)
Thursday 24 May
Linwood High School, lunchtime.
Friday 25 May
St Paul's Trinity
Pacific PIC Hall, cnr of Cashel and Madras
Christchurch. Central, 7pm
Sunday 27 May
The Boathouse, Wakefield Quay, 3pm
information contact: Karin Creedy or Trevor Richards, Ph 04
5759 or e-mail: email@example.com
Communications Coordinator, Volunteer Service Abroad. Ph
472 5759 or 025 247 2491