Diversitat Aged Support is very excited to announce the launch of an innovative new project on the 17th of February 2020 – The Diversity Theatre Project.
This Federal Health Department funded initiative is aimed at senior members of Geelong’s Indigenous, LGBTI+ and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and will be centred around the health and well-being advantages of participation in the Performing Arts.
The programme will be managed by theatre professionals in conjunction with experienced health practitioners and will be conducted in the style of acting and drama lessons, with lots of fun and games! Sessions will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and lunch will be provided each day at a small cost.
We aim to attract a core group of participants who will form a fabulous theatre troupe that will, over a period of four months, produce a show to be performed at Geelong’s magnificent Costa Hall, at Deakin University’s waterfront campus.
If you have a love of the performing arts, or simply feel that now is the time to release your inner actor, please contact Robyn Martinez or Peter Jukes at Diversitat Aged Support on 5222 7275 and let us know of your desire to be involved. If you don’t want to be a performer but would still like to assist behind the scenes we would greatly welcome your participation in this fun creative project.
There is an enormous amount of evidence that participation in the Performing Arts is an excellent contributor to health and well-being for all members of the community and we at Diversitat Aged Support hope to demonstrate that phenomenon amongst the people we support – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50 and LGBTI+ and CALD people over 65.
Even if you don’t want to be involved this time do keep the dates of June 12 or 13 free and come along to see the show at Costa Hall.