8 Broke Students Present: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2021

Nov 12021

July 20 @ 5:15 pm

Eight Broke Students (also known as the Massey University Creativity in the Community class of ’21) are proud to present:

Mark Rigney – SAMMIE & GRAN
Nathan Ellis – US IN THE PAST

and a new work written by members of our class, BRIDGE THE GAP by Haleigh Hook and Christopher Scanlan.

This is the ‘COVID version’ of our CCTA Aotearoa 2021 performance, shifting online after we went back into lockdown halfway through our semester. We’ve had fun learning how to make podcasts of these inspiring plays (all selected for their encouraging, empowering messages), and we’ll launch our first episode here on November 1. It will feature an interview with Hinerangi Rhind-Wiri from Para Kore, our chosen community partner. Para Kore is a community-based, not-for-profit, by Māori, for Māori organization, established to deliver waste minimization education throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We love Para Kore’s Indigenous sustainability values and mahi (work), delivered through their innovative community training program for the urgent collective goal of a zero-waste, carbon-neutral future.

Our social action is to encourage donations to support Para Kore’s vital grassroots climate action work: you can get on board with that by visiting this website (please mention #climatechangetheatreaction when you donate, so we can see whether our class CCTA project has helped make a difference!)

We are: Bridget Berry, Bryanna Lingley, Chris Scanlan, Haleigh Hook, Joe Goldfinch, Lauren Pattemore, Madi Cullen, and William Baird, with technical support from Rebekah Boyce, and produced and directed by Elspeth Tilley from Massey University’s School of Humanities, Media & Creative Communication.

Follow us on podbean then tune in on November 1 to be uplifted and encouraged by the first of our five CCTA Aotearoa 2021 podcast episodes.


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College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Massey University, Wellington Campus

63 Wallace Street
Mount Cook, 6021 New Zealand
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