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NASDA performers promote safe partying

NASDA performers promote safe partying

CPIT performing arts graduates are using the skills they’ve honed over three years of training to show teenagers how to stay safe while partying.

Five National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) graduates started a tour of 22 Canterbury secondary schools recently with a theatre show called Crash Bash, organised by the Christchurch City Council.

Directed by NASDA tutor Tony McCaffrey, the production aims to raise awareness among students about planning ahead to make safe decisions and choices around driving, alcohol and their peers.

"I hope that the students find something in this year's show that they can relate to as well as learn from. We have all been teenagers and it is not easy to make the right decisions under pressure but a little bit of planning before the party means that everyone can relax and have a good time!" Cast member Stacey Lavender said.

The tour started at Lincoln High School on 25 February and runs for five weeks, finishing at Hillmorton High School on 27 March.

Cast members Josh Goodare, Layna Hunt, Tainui Kuru and Stacey Lavender, along with Tour Operator Rutene Spooner, had enjoyed creating an educational theatre production for the students.

"The process of devising a piece of theatre has been ultimately inspiring. I am very proud of the show and the work that has gone on to make it what it is. It is a privilege to share such an important message through theatre," Tainui Kuru said.


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